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NHL Fortune: $83,097,707

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Brent Burns’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$83,097,707 (US$89,955,029 in today's dollars), ranking #34 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Country of birth: Canada
Position: RW
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 2003
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 20
  • By: Minnesota Wild

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
2005-06 $836,000 $1,107,275 403
2006-07 $775,000 $994,402 451 -$61,000 -7%
Source: NHLPA
2007-08 $875,000 $1,091,577 418 $100,000 13%
Source: NHLPA
2008-09 $3,000,000 $3,604,180 188 $2,125,000 243%
Source: NHLPA
2009-10 $3,400,000 $4,099,208 181 $400,000 13%
Source: NHLPA
2010-11 $3,800,000 $4,507,512 142 $400,000 12%
Source: NHLPA
2011-12 $4,000,000 $4,599,627 138 $200,000 5%
Source: NHLPA
2012-13 $3,371,707 $3,798,623 65 -$628,293 -16%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $5,760,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: NHLPA
2013-14 $5,760,000 $6,395,440 65 $2,388,293 71%
Source: NHLPA
2014-15 $5,760,000 $6,293,324 84
Source: NHLPA
2015-16 $5,760,000 $6,285,890 98
Source: NHLPA
2016-17 $5,760,000 $6,207,581 104
Source: NHLPA
2017-18 $10,000,000 $10,552,383 8 $4,240,000 74%
Source: NHLPA
2018-19 $10,000,000 $10,300,665 10
Source: NHLPA
2019-20 $10,000,000 $10,117,343 20
Source: NHLPA
2020-21 $10,000,000 $10,000,000 14
Source: NHLPA
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the NHL plays a 56-game season instead of 82. Base salaries are not pro-rated but 10% of $10,000,000 is deferred and payable in three yearly payments, starting in October 2022, without interests. Escrow for the season has been increased to 20% and performance bonuses are pro-rated (amounts and targets to reach).
Career Earnings: US$83,097,707
(In today's dollars: US$89,955,029)

NHL Rank: 34
(In today's dollars: 54)

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