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NHL Fortune: $8,756,250


Nigel Dawes’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$8,756,250 (US$9,317,835 in today's dollars), ranking #1135 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: February 9, 1985
Country of birth: Canada
Position: LW
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 2003
  • Round #5
  • Overall Pick: 149
  • By: New York Rangers

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
In today's
2008-09 $587,500 $705,819 620
Source: NHLPA
2009-10 $850,000 $1,024,802 460 $262,500 45%
Source: NHLPA
2013-14 $1,300,000 $1,443,415 495
With Astana Barys in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). Might have also earned bonuses.
2018-19 $2,968,750 $3,058,010 356
Earned 150 million rubles as base salary with Yekaterinburg Automobilist in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). Also earned 40 million rubles as bonuses. Based on the 2019 exchange rate of 64 rubles per $.
Source: Russian website Sport Express
2019-20 $3,050,000 $3,085,790 349 $81,250 3%
With Yekaterinburg Automobilist in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). Based salary of $2.3M plus bonus of about $750,000. (According to Brent Sopel, Dawes earned $3M. / According to Russian website Sport Express, he earned a base salary of $2.38M (150 million rubles, based on 2020 exchange rate of 63 rubles per $))
Source: Russian sports news site Sportfakt / Brent Sopel on the Spittin Chiclets Podcast
Career Earnings: US$8,756,250
(In today's dollars: US$9,317,835)

NHL Rank: 1135
(In today's dollars: 1271)

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