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NHL Fortune: $100,318,571

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Nicklas Lidstrom’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$100,318,571 (US$136,714,609 in today's dollars), ranking #14 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

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All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
1991-92 $300,000 $569,778 166
1992-93 $250,000 $460,840 367 ($50,000) -17%
Amount includes salary and any signing bonus paid in 1992-93.
Source: The Hockey News
1993-94 $200,000 $358,106 544 ($50,000) -20%
1994-95 $428,571 $747,904 153 $228,571 114%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $750,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: Guide Hockey 1995-1996
1995-96 $1,500,000 $2,546,200 82 $1,071,429 250%
Source: La Presse
1996-97 $1,600,000 $2,638,546 93 $100,000 7%
Source: La Presse / Guide Hockey RDS
1997-98 $1,640,000 $2,642,676 116 $40,000 3%
Includes base salary, signing bonus and bonuses paid in 1997-98.
Source: The Hockey News
1998-99 $2,050,000 $3,252,886 100 $410,000 25%
Includes base salary, signing bonus, bonuses paid in 1998-99, and deferred income paid in 1998-99.
Source: The Hockey News
1999-00 $6,000,000 $9,316,605 13 $3,950,000 193%
Includes base salary, signing/reporting bonus, and deferred income paid in 1999-2000.
Source: The Hockey News
2000-01 $7,250,000 $10,890,157 13 $1,250,000 21%
Source: The Hockey News Ultimate Fantasy Guide 2000-01
2001-02 $8,500,000 $12,416,615 12 $1,250,000 17%
2002-03 $10,500,000 $15,098,566 3 $2,000,000 24%
2003-04 $10,000,000 $14,060,665 3 ($500,000) -5%
2004-05 NHL lockout year: Season cancelled - no NHL salary paid.
2005-06 $7,600,000 $10,066,138 2
2006-07 $7,600,000 $9,751,555 3
Source: Canadian Press
2007-08 $7,600,000 $9,481,123 7
Source: Canadian Press
2008-09 $7,450,000 $8,950,381 16 ($150,000) -2%
Source: NHLPA
2009-10 $7,450,000 $8,982,087 18
Source: NHLPA
2010-11 $6,200,000 $7,354,361 43 ($1,250,000) -17%
Source: NHLPA
2011-12 $6,200,000 $7,129,421 47
Source: NHLPA
Total:
US$100,318,571

In today's dollars:
US$136,714,609
NHL Rank:
14

In today's dollars:
5

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