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NHL Fortune: $90,597,707

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Brent Burns’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US $90,597,707 (US $101,497,456 in today's dollars), ranking #34 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Country of birth: Canada
Position: RW
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 2003
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 20
  • By: Minnesota Wild

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
2005-06 $836,000 $1,157,104 407
Source: La Presse
2006-07 $775,000 $1,039,151 458 -$61,000 -7%
Source: NHLPA
2007-08 $875,000 $1,140,699 423 $100,000 13%
Source: NHLPA
2008-09 $3,000,000 $3,766,373 192 $2,125,000 243%
Source: NHLPA
2009-10 $3,400,000 $4,283,677 183 $400,000 13%
Source: NHLPA
2010-11 $3,800,000 $4,710,355 144 $400,000 12%
Source: NHLPA
2011-12 $4,000,000 $4,806,615 141 $200,000 5%
Source: NHLPA
2012-13 $3,371,707 $3,969,565 66 -$628,293 -16%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $5,760,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: NHLPA
2013-14 $5,760,000 $6,683,242 67 $2,388,293 71%
Source: NHLPA
2014-15 $5,760,000 $6,576,531 86
Source: NHLPA
2015-16 $5,760,000 $6,568,762 101
Source: NHLPA
2016-17 $5,760,000 $6,486,930 105
Source: NHLPA
2017-18 $10,000,000 $11,027,252 8 $4,240,000 74%
Source: NHLPA
2018-19 $10,000,000 $10,764,207 10
Source: NHLPA
2019-20 $10,000,000 $10,572,636 20
Source: NHLPA
2020-21 $10,000,000 $10,444,359 14
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 $10,000,000 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).
2021-22 $7,500,000 $7,500,000 52 -$2,500,000 -25%
Source: NHLPA
Career Total: US $90,597,707
(In today's dollars: US $101,497,456)

NHL Rank: 34
(In today's dollars: 48)

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