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NHL Fortune: $44,981,029

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Markus Naslund’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$44,981,029 (US$61,909,269 in today's dollars), ranking #198 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: July 30, 1973
Country of birth: Sweden
Position: LW
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1991
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 16
  • By: Pittsburgh Penguins

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
1993-94 $500,000 $895,265 198
September 9, 1993: Signed 2-year and 1-year option contract with Pittsburgh ($500k, $550k, and $600k plus $600,000 signing bonus and bonuses for seasons over 50 goals or 100 points)
Source: Pittsburg Post-Gazette
1994-95 $371,429 $648,183 197 -$128,571 -26%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $650,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: Pittsburg Post-Gazette
1995-96 $600,000 $1,018,480 279 $228,571 62%
Source: Pittsburg Post-Gazette / La Presse
1996-97 $660,000 $1,088,400 339 $60,000 10%
Source: La Presse / Guide Hockey RDS
1997-98 $726,000 $1,169,868 325 $66,000 10%
Includes base salary, signing bonus and bonuses paid in 1997-98.
Source: The Hockey News
1998-99 $798,600 $1,267,198 341 $72,600 10%
Includes base salary, signing bonus, bonuses paid in 1998-99, and deferred income paid in 1998-99.
Source: The Hockey News
1999-00 $2,250,000 $3,493,727 105 $1,451,400 182%
Includes base salary, signing/reporting bonus, and deferred income paid in 1999-2000.
Source: The Hockey News / Associated Press / The Sports Forecaster
2000-01 $2,350,000 $3,529,913 103 $100,000 4%
Source: The Hockey News Ultimate Fantasy Guide 2000-01 / Associated Press
2001-02 $4,000,000 $5,843,113 54 $1,650,000 70%
2002-03 $4,500,000 $6,470,814 55 $500,000 13%
2003-04 $5,225,000 $7,346,698 46 $725,000 16%
2004-05 NHL lockout year: Season cancelled - no NHL salary paid.
2005-06 $6,000,000 $7,946,951 17
2006-07 $6,000,000 $7,698,596 18
Source: NHLPA
2007-08 $6,000,000 $7,485,097 28
Source: NHLPA
2008-09 $5,000,000 $6,006,967 69 -$1,000,000 -17%
Source: NHLPA
Career Earnings: US$44,981,029
(In today's dollars: US$61,909,269)

NHL Rank: 198
(In today's dollars: 148)

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