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NHL Fortune: $76,251,327

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Patrik Elias’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$76,251,327 (US$94,935,397 in today's dollars), ranking #53 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

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All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
1996-97 $350,000 $577,182 678
Source: La Presse / Guide Hockey RDS
1997-98 $375,000 $604,270 576 $25,000 7%
Includes base salary, signing bonus and bonuses paid in 1997-98.
Source: The Hockey News
1998-99 $325,000 $515,701 697 ($50,000) -13%
Includes base salary, signing bonus, bonuses paid in 1998-99, and deferred income paid in 1998-99.
Source: The Hockey News
1999-00 $650,000 $1,009,299 439 $325,000 100%
2000-01 $4,000,000 $6,008,362 41 $3,350,000 515%
Source: The Hockey News Ultimate Fantasy Guide 2000-01
2001-02 $750,000 $1,095,584 459 ($3,250,000) -81%
2002-03 $4,472,249 $6,430,909 57 $3,722,249 496%
2003-04 $4,722,249 $6,639,796 55 $250,000 6%
2004-05 NHL lockout year: Season cancelled - no NHL salary paid.
2005-06 $4,180,000 $5,536,376 36
Signed a 1-year contract with the New Jersey Devils for $4.18M.
Source: Book: Brodeur - Beyond the Crease
2006-07 $7,500,000 $9,623,245 6 $3,320,000 79%
Source: NHLPA
2007-08 $7,500,000 $9,356,371 8
Source: NHLPA
2008-09 $6,000,000 $7,208,360 40 ($1,500,000) -20%
Source: NHLPA
2009-10 $6,000,000 $7,233,896 44
Source: NHLPA
2010-11 $5,000,000 $5,930,936 73 ($1,000,000) -17%
Source: NHLPA
2011-12 $5,000,000 $5,749,533 81
Source: NHLPA
2012-13 $2,926,829 $3,297,416 83 ($2,073,171) -41%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $5,000,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: NHLPA
2013-14 $5,500,000 $6,106,757 74 $2,573,171 88%
Source: NHLPA
2014-15 $5,500,000 $6,009,251 91
Source: NHLPA
2015-16 $5,500,000 $6,002,152 109
Source: NHLPA
Total:
US$76,251,327

In today's dollars:
US$94,935,397
NHL Rank:
53

In today's dollars:
44

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