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Hockey Fortune: $59,247,622

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David Backes’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $59,247,622 (US $76,060,815 in today's dollars), ranking #152 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Country of birth: USA
Position: F
NHL Draft:
Salary History - David Backes
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Earnings
(US$)
In today's
US$
Rank
2007-08 $802,500 $1,179,327 466
Source(s): NHLPA
2008-09 $2,500,000 $3,538,086 231
Source(s): NHLPA
2009-10 $2,500,000 $3,550,620 243
Source(s): NHLPA
2010-11 $2,500,000 $3,493,305 249
Source(s): NHLPA
2011-12 $4,500,000 $6,095,626 108
Source(s): NHLPA
2012-13 $2,195,122 $2,913,253 172
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $3,750,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source(s): NHLPA
2013-14 $4,750,000 $6,212,762 117
Source(s): NHLPA
2014-15 $4,750,000 $6,113,563 135
Source(s): NHLPA
2015-16 $4,750,000 $6,106,341 152
Source(s): NHLPA
2016-17 $8,000,000 $10,156,243 23
Source(s): NHLPA
2017-18 $8,000,000 $9,944,517 30
Source(s): NHLPA
2018-19 $6,000,000 $7,280,475 101
Source(s): NHLPA
2019-20 $4,000,000 $4,767,269 259
Source(s): NHLPA
2020-21 $4,000,000 $4,709,428 203
Source(s): 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 $4,000,000 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).
Career Total: US $59,247,622
(In today's dollars: US $76,060,815)

NHL Rank: 152
(In today's dollars: 170)