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NHL Fortune: $16,745,879

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Donald Audette’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$16,745,879 (US$25,374,777 in today's dollars), ranking #732 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$)
+/-
(%)
1990-91 $92,308 $182,737 546
Two-way contract: $125,000 in the NHL and $40,000 in the minor leagues. Plus bonus for games played: $10,000 at 40 games and an additional $10,000 at 80 games. Estimated salary earned based on ratio of NHL/minor league games played = $92,308. He played 71 NHL games between 1990 and 1992 and 115 NHL games between 1990 and 1993 and possibly earned both bonuses depending on the terms of the contract.
Source: The Hockey News
1991-92 $150,000 $284,889 470 $57,692 62%
1992-93 $225,000 $414,756 431 $75,000 50%
Amount includes salary and any signing bonus paid in 1992-93.
Source: The Hockey News
1993-94 $400,000 $716,212 267 $175,000 78%
1994-95 $228,571 $398,882 351 ($171,429) -43%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $400,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: Guide Hockey 1995-1996
1995-96 $750,000 $1,273,100 202 $521,429 228%
Source: La Presse
1996-97 $800,000 $1,319,273 251 $50,000 7%
Source: La Presse / Guide Hockey RDS
1997-98 $900,000 $1,450,249 236 $100,000 13%
Includes base salary, signing bonus and bonuses paid in 1997-98.
Source: The Hockey News
1999-00 $2,200,000 $3,416,088 109
Includes base salary, signing/reporting bonus, and deferred income paid in 1999-2000.
Source: The Hockey News
2000-01 $2,000,000 $3,004,181 133 ($200,000) -9%
2001-02 $3,000,000 $4,382,335 84 $1,000,000 50%
2002-03 $3,000,000 $4,313,876 105
2003-04 $3,000,000 $4,218,200 121
2004-05 NHL lockout year: Season cancelled - no NHL salary paid.
Total:
US$16,745,879

In today's dollars:
US$25,374,777
NHL Rank:
732

In today's dollars:
626

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