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Hockey Fortune: $105,062,195

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Nicklas Backstrom’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $105,062,195 (US $127,167,966 in today's dollars), ranking #19 in NHL / hockey career earnings. Currently under contract for US $8,000,000 for a projected hockey fortune of US $113,062,195.

Birthdate: November 23, 1987
Country of birth: Sweden
Position: C
NHL Draft:
Salary History - Nicklas Backstrom
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Earnings
(US$)
In today's
US$
Rank
2007-08 $850,000 $1,241,753 431
Source(s): NHLPA
2008-09 $850,000 $1,195,843 463
Source(s): NHLPA
2009-10 $850,000 $1,200,079 464
Source(s): NHLPA
2010-11 $6,000,000 $8,334,403 48
Source(s): NHLPA
2011-12 $6,000,000 $8,079,488 52
Source(s): NHLPA
2012-13 $3,512,195 $4,633,668 55
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $6,000,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source(s): NHLPA
2013-14 $6,000,000 $7,801,339 52
Source(s): NHLPA
2014-15 $6,500,000 $8,316,508 49
Source(s): NHLPA
2015-16 $6,500,000 $8,306,683 58
Source(s): NHLPA
2016-17 $7,000,000 $8,834,215 41
Source(s): NHLPA
2017-18 $7,500,000 $9,267,910 45
Source(s): NHLPA
2018-19 $7,500,000 $9,046,832 40
Source(s): NHLPA
2019-20 $8,000,000 $9,478,213 48
In January 2020, signed a 5-year extension with the Washington Capitals, starting in 2020-21, for $46M: 2020-21: $6M salary + $6M signing bonus; 2021-22: $5M salary + $5M signing bonus; 2022-23: $3M salary + $3M signing bonus; 2023-24: $5M salary + $5M signing bonus; 2024-25: $2M salary + $6M signing bonus. He didn't use an agent to negotiate his contract.
Source(s): NHLPA / Pierre LeBrun
2020-21 $12,000,000 $14,044,822 5
Source(s): Pierre LeBrun / 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 $12,000,000 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).
2021-22 $10,000,000 $11,177,122 14
Source(s): Pierre LeBrun / NHLPA
2022-23 $6,000,000 $6,209,088 98
Source(s): Pierre LeBrun / NHLPA
2023-24 $10,000,000 $10,000,000 26
Source(s): NHLPA / Pierre LeBrun
Career Total: US $105,062,195
(In today's dollars: US $127,167,966)

NHL Rank: 19
(In today's dollars: 42)
Under Contract
2024-25 $8,000,000
Source(s): Pierre LeBrun
Under contract for: US $8,000,000

Projected fortune at end of contract: US $113,062,195