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NHL Fortune: $7,240,829

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Magnus Paajarvi’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$7,240,829 (US$7,840,694 in today's dollars), ranking #1270 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: April 12, 1991
Country of birth: Sweden
Position: LW
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 2009
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 10
  • By: Edmonton Oilers

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
2010-11 $900,000 $1,067,569 424
Source: NHLPA
2012-13 $526,829 $593,535 517
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $900,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: NHLPA
2013-14 $1,000,000 $1,110,319 540 $473,171 90%
Source: NHLPA
2014-15 $1,400,000 $1,529,627 425 $400,000 40%
Source: NHLPA
2016-17 $700,000 $754,394 676
Source: NHLPA
2017-18 $800,000 $844,191 631 $100,000 14%
Source: NHLPA
2018-19 $900,000 $927,060 718 $100,000 13%
Source: NHLPA
2019-20 $0 $0 978 -$900,000 -100%
Played in the Kontinental Hockey League.
2020-21 $1,014,000 $1,014,000 525 $1,014,000 1013999999999900%
Earned 75 million rubles as base salary with Yaroslavl Lokomotiv and Moscow Dynamo in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). Might have also earned bonuses. Based on the 2020-21 mid-season exchange rate of 74 rubles per $US.
Source: Russian website Sport Express
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 $1,014,000 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).
Career Earnings: US$7,240,829
(In today's dollars: US$7,840,694)

NHL Rank: 1270
(In today's dollars: 1401)

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