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NHL Fortune: $59,247,622

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David Backes’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $59,247,622 (US $73,489,675 in today's dollars), ranking #131 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Country of birth: USA
Position: F
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 2003
  • Round #2
  • Overall Pick: 62
  • By: St. Louis Blues

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
2007-08 $802,500 $1,139,462 466
Source: NHLPA
2008-09 $2,500,000 $3,418,486 231
Source: NHLPA
2009-10 $2,500,000 $3,430,596 243
Source: NHLPA
2010-11 $2,500,000 $3,375,218 249
Source: NHLPA
2011-12 $4,500,000 $5,889,571 108
Source: NHLPA
2012-13 $2,195,122 $2,814,774 172
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $3,750,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: NHLPA
2013-14 $4,750,000 $6,002,747 117
Source: NHLPA
2014-15 $4,750,000 $5,906,902 135
Source: NHLPA
2015-16 $4,750,000 $5,899,924 152
Source: NHLPA
2016-17 $8,000,000 $9,812,924 23
Source: NHLPA
2017-18 $8,000,000 $9,608,355 30
Source: NHLPA
2018-19 $6,000,000 $7,034,367 101
Source: NHLPA
2019-20 $4,000,000 $4,606,117 258
Source: NHLPA
2020-21 $4,000,000 $4,550,232 202
Source: 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 $4,000,000 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 Total: US $59,247,622
(In today's dollars: US $73,489,675)

NHL Rank: 131
(In today's dollars: 161)