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Hockey Fortune: $47,911,890

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Mikael Backlund’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $47,911,890 (US $56,450,226 in today's dollars), ranking #250 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Country of birth: Sweden
Position: C
NHL Draft:
Salary History - Mikael Backlund
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Earnings
(US$)
In today's
US$
Rank
2010-11 $875,000 $1,222,657 469
Source(s): NHLPA
2011-12 $787,500 $1,066,734 594
Source(s): NHLPA
2012-13 $424,390 $563,229 665
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $725,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source(s): NHLPA
2013-14 $1,500,000 $1,961,925 462
Source(s): NHLPA
2014-15 $1,500,000 $1,930,599 410
Source(s): NHLPA
2015-16 $3,575,000 $4,595,825 248
Source(s): NHLPA
2016-17 $3,575,000 $4,538,571 266
Source(s): NHLPA
2017-18 $3,575,000 $4,443,956 268
Source(s): NHLPA
2018-19 $5,850,000 $7,098,463 132
Source(s): NHLPA
2019-20 $5,850,000 $6,972,131 135
Source(s): NHLPA
2020-21 $4,350,000 $5,121,503 182
Source(s): NHLPA
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the NHL played a 56-game season instead of 82. Base salaries were not pro-rated but 10% of $4,350,000 was deferred and payable in three yearly payments, starting in October 2022, without interests. Escrow for the season was increased to 20% and performance bonuses were pro-rated (amounts and targets to reach).
2021-22 $5,350,000 $6,015,295 146
Source(s): NHLPA
2022-23 $5,350,000 $5,569,337 148
Source(s): NHLPA
2023-24 $5,350,000 $5,350,000 198
Source(s): NHLPA
Career Total: US $47,911,890
(In today's dollars: US $56,450,226)

NHL Rank: 250
(In today's dollars: 309)