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NHL Fortune: $80,490,503

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Pavel Datsyuk’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$80,490,503 (US$93,951,752 in today's dollars), ranking #39 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: July 20, 1978
Country of birth: Russia
Position: C
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1998
  • Round #6
  • Overall Pick: 171
  • By: Detroit Red Wings

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
2001-02 $700,000 $1,022,545 489
2002-03 $625,000 $898,724 546 -$75,000 -11%
2003-04 $1,500,000 $2,109,100 269 $875,000 140%
2004-05 NHL lockout year: Season cancelled - no NHL salary paid.
2005-06 $3,900,000 $5,165,518 47
2006-07 $3,900,000 $5,004,088 73
Source: NHLPA
2007-08 $6,700,000 $8,358,358 20 $2,800,000 72%
Source: NHLPA
2008-09 $6,700,000 $8,049,336 32
Source: NHLPA
2009-10 $6,700,000 $8,077,850 32
Source: NHLPA
2010-11 $6,700,000 $7,947,455 32
Source: NHLPA
2011-12 $6,700,000 $7,704,374 34
Source: NHLPA
2012-13 $3,921,951 $4,418,537 37 -$2,778,049 -41%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $6,700,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: NHLPA
2013-14 $6,700,000 $7,439,140 31 $2,778,049 71%
Source: NHLPA
2014-15 $10,000,000 $10,925,910 7 $3,300,000 49%
Source: NHLPA
2015-16 $7,000,000 $7,639,102 37 -$3,000,000 -30%
Source: NHLPA
2016-17 $4,500,000 $4,849,673 172 -$2,500,000 -36%
Earned 270 million rubles as base salary with the St. Petersburg SKA in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). Based on the 2016 exchange rate of 60 rubles per $.
Source: Russian sports news site Sportfakt
2018-19 $2,656,250 $2,736,114 374
Earned 170 million rubles as base salary with St. Petersburg SKA in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). Might have also earned bonuses. Based on the 2019 exchange rate of 64 rubles per $. According to Russian sports news site Sportfakt, he earned $2.6M.
Source: Russian website Sport Express
2019-20 $1,587,302 $1,605,928 477 -$1,068,948 -40%
Earned 100 million rubles as base salary with Yekaterinburg Automobilist in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). Might have also earned bonuses. Based on the 2020 exchange rate of 63 rubles per $. (According to Russian sports news site Sportfakt, he earned a base salary of $1.5M.)
Source: Russian website Sport Express
Career Earnings: US$80,490,503
(In today's dollars: US$93,951,752)

NHL Rank: 39
(In today's dollars: 45)

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