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NHL Fortune: $38,712,195

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Niklas Backstrom’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$38,712,195 (US$44,999,518 in today's dollars), ranking #269 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$)
+/-
(%)
2006-07 $750,000 $962,325 460
Source: NHLPA
2007-08 $3,100,000 $3,867,300 133 $2,350,000 313%
Source: NHLPA
2008-09 $3,100,000 $3,724,320 186
Source: NHLPA
2009-10 $6,000,000 $7,233,896 44 $2,900,000 94%
Source: NHLPA
2010-11 $6,000,000 $7,117,124 46
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 $2,500,000 $2,775,798 313 ($1,012,195) -29%
Source: NHLPA
2014-15 $3,750,000 $4,097,216 211 $1,250,000 50%
Source: NHLPA
2015-16 $4,000,000 $4,365,201 197 $250,000 7%
Source: NHLPA
Total:
US$38,712,195

In today's dollars:
US$44,999,518
NHL Rank:
269

In today's dollars:
275

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