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NHL Fortune: $22,117,613

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John Vanbiesbrouck’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$22,117,613 (US$36,037,491 in today's dollars), ranking #590 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

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Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
1989-90 $350,000 $730,265 33
Source: Canadian Press
1990-91 $375,000 $742,366 42 $25,000 7%
One-way contract.
Source: The Hockey News / Canadian Press
1991-92 $375,000 $712,222 104
1992-93 $1,150,000 $2,119,862 21 $775,000 207%
Amount includes salary and any signing bonus paid in 1992-93.
Source: The Hockey News
1993-94 $950,000 $1,701,004 66 ($200,000) -17%
1994-95 $542,857 $947,345 105 ($407,143) -43%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $950,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: Guide Hockey 1995-1996
1995-96 $2,185,000 $3,708,965 45 $1,642,143 303%
Source: La Presse
1996-97 $2,200,000 $3,628,001 59 $15,000 1%
Source: La Presse / Guide Hockey RDS
1997-98 $2,200,000 $3,545,054 76
Includes base salary, signing bonus and bonuses paid in 1997-98.
Source: The Hockey News
1998-99 $3,500,000 $5,553,708 36 $1,300,000 59%
Includes base salary, signing bonus, bonuses paid in 1998-99, and deferred income paid in 1998-99.
Source: The Hockey News
1999-00 $4,289,756 $6,660,993 33 $789,756 23%
Includes base salary, signing/reporting bonus, and deferred income paid in 1999-2000.
Source: The Hockey News
2000-01 $3,500,000 $5,257,317 55 ($789,756) -18%
Source: The Hockey News Ultimate Fantasy Guide 2000-01
2001-02 $500,000 $730,389 614 ($3,000,000) -86%
Retired after the 2000-01 season, he was asked by the New Jersey Devils to join the team in late February 2002 to finish the season as Martin Brodeur's backup, for $500,000. He played 5 games overall and did not play in the playoffs. He retired for good after the season.
Source: Book: Brodeur - Beyond the Crease
Total:
US$22,117,613

In today's dollars:
US$36,037,491
NHL Rank:
590

In today's dollars:
388

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