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NHL Fortune: $5,936,455

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Valeri Zelepukin’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$5,936,455 (US$9,595,249 in today's dollars), ranking #1411 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$)
+/-
(%)
1992-93 $175,000 $322,588 606
Amount includes salary and any signing bonus paid in 1992-93.
Source: The Hockey News
1993-94 $400,000 $716,212 267 $225,000 129%
1994-95 $257,143 $448,742 306 ($142,857) -36%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $450,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: Guide Hockey 1995-1996
1995-96 $690,184 $1,171,564 251 $433,041 168%
Source: La Presse
1996-97 $740,814 $1,221,670 284 $50,630 7%
Source: La Presse / Guide Hockey RDS
1997-98 $740,814 $1,193,739 321
Includes base salary, signing bonus and bonuses paid in 1997-98.
Source: The Hockey News
1998-99 $825,000 $1,309,088 322 $84,186 11%
Includes base salary, signing bonus, bonuses paid in 1998-99, and deferred income paid in 1998-99.
Source: The Hockey News
1999-00 $907,500 $1,409,136 303 $82,500 10%
Includes base salary, signing/reporting bonus, and deferred income paid in 1999-2000.
Source: The Hockey News / Associated Press
2000-01 $1,200,000 $1,802,509 238 $292,500 32%
Total:
US$5,936,455

In today's dollars:
US$9,595,249
NHL Rank:
1411

In today's dollars:
1247

Interesting animated bar chart race showing that 36 players and 1 commissioner appeared, in the past 25 years, in the yearly Top Ten NHL/hockey fortunes accumulated. Jaromir Jagr is #1 in total hockey earnings since 2002-03 and will be taken over in 2-3 years by Crosby and Ovechkin. How is your 401k/RSSP doing?

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