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NHL Fortune: $97,097,707

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Brent Burns’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $97,097,707 (US $117,025,889 in today's dollars), ranking #28 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
2005-06 $836,000 $1,260,271 407
Source: La Presse
2006-07 $775,000 $1,131,802 458
Source: NHLPA
2007-08 $875,000 $1,242,404 423
Source: NHLPA
2008-09 $3,000,000 $4,102,183 192
Source: NHLPA
2009-10 $3,400,000 $4,665,610 183
Source: NHLPA
2010-11 $3,800,000 $5,130,331 144
Source: NHLPA
2011-12 $4,000,000 $5,235,174 141
Source: NHLPA
2012-13 $3,371,707 $4,323,492 66
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 $7,279,121 67
Source: NHLPA
2014-15 $5,760,000 $7,162,896 86
Source: NHLPA
2015-16 $5,760,000 $7,154,434 101
Source: NHLPA
2016-17 $5,760,000 $7,065,306 105
Source: NHLPA
2017-18 $10,000,000 $12,010,444 8
Source: NHLPA
2018-19 $10,000,000 $11,723,946 10
Source: NHLPA
2019-20 $10,000,000 $11,515,294 20
Source: NHLPA
2020-21 $10,000,000 $11,375,580 14
Source: 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 $10,000,000 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 $7,500,000 $8,147,601 52
Source: NHLPA
2022-23 $6,500,000 $6,500,000 77
Source: NHLPA
Career Total: US $97,097,707
(In today's dollars: US $117,025,889)

NHL Rank: 28
(In today's dollars: 45)

 

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