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NHL Fortune: $79,062,195

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Nicklas Backstrom’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$79,062,195 (US$85,214,643 in today's dollars), ranking #45 in NHL / hockey career earnings. He is currently under contract for US$34,000,000 which will bring his hockey fortune to US$113,062,195.

Birthdate: November 23, 1987
Country of birth: Sweden
Position: C
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 2006
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 4
  • By: Washington Capitals

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
2007-08 $850,000 $1,060,389 426
Source: NHLPA
2008-09 $850,000 $1,021,184 458
Source: NHLPA
2009-10 $850,000 $1,024,802 460
Source: NHLPA
2010-11 $6,000,000 $7,117,124 46 $5,150,000 606%
Source: NHLPA
2011-12 $6,000,000 $6,899,440 50
Source: NHLPA
2012-13 $3,512,195 $3,956,899 54 -$2,487,805 -41%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $6,000,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: NHLPA
2013-14 $6,000,000 $6,661,916 50 $2,487,805 71%
Source: NHLPA
2014-15 $6,500,000 $7,101,842 47 $500,000 8%
Source: NHLPA
2015-16 $6,500,000 $7,093,452 55
Source: NHLPA
2016-17 $7,000,000 $7,543,936 41 $500,000 8%
Source: NHLPA
2017-18 $7,500,000 $7,914,287 44 $500,000 7%
Source: NHLPA
2018-19 $7,500,000 $7,725,499 40
Source: NHLPA
2019-20 $8,000,000 $8,093,875 48 $500,000 7%
In January 2020, signed a 5-year extension with the Washington Capitals, starting in 2020-21, for $46M: 2020-21: $6M salary + $6M signing bonus; 2021-22: $5M salary + $5M signing bonus; 2022-23: $3M salary + $3M signing bonus; 2023-24: $5M salary + $5M signing bonus; 2024-25: $2M salary + $6M signing bonus. He didn't use an agent to negotiate his contract.
Source: NHLPA / Pierre LeBrun
2020-21 $12,000,000 $12,000,000 5 $4,000,000 50%
Source: Pierre LeBrun / 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 $12,000,000 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 Earnings: US$79,062,195
(In today's dollars: US$85,214,643)

NHL Rank: 45
(In today's dollars: 64)
Under Contract
2021-22 $10,000,000
Source: Pierre LeBrun
2022-23 $6,000,000
Source: Pierre LeBrun
2023-24 $10,000,000
Source: Pierre LeBrun
2024-25 $8,000,000
Source: Pierre LeBrun
Under contract for: US$34,000,000

Projected fortune at end of contract: US$113,062,195

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