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NHL Fortune: $55,863,598

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Ryan Smyth’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$55,863,598 (US$71,576,217 in today's dollars), ranking #122 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$)
+/-
(%)
1994-95 $292,800 $510,968 269
Contract in Canadian currency: $700,000. Because of the lockout, his NHL salary was prorated for the 48-game season.
1995-96 $510,300 $866,217 339 $217,500 74%
Contract in Canadian currency: $700,000.
Source: La Presse
1996-97 $531,425 $876,368 427 $21,125 4%
Contract in Canadian currency: $725,000.
Source: La Presse / Guide Hockey RDS
1997-98 $337,000 $543,038 623 -$194,425 -37%
Includes base salary, signing bonus and bonuses paid in 1997-98.
Source: The Hockey News
1998-99 $900,000 $1,428,096 276 $563,000 167%
Includes base salary, signing bonus, bonuses paid in 1998-99, and deferred income paid in 1998-99.
Source: The Hockey News
1999-00 $675,000 $1,048,118 448 -$225,000 -25%
Includes base salary, signing/reporting bonus, and deferred income paid in 1999-2000.
Source: The Hockey News / The Sports Forecaster
2000-01 $1,800,000 $2,703,763 160 $1,125,000 167%
2001-02 $2,525,000 $3,688,465 121 $725,000 40%
2002-03 $3,025,000 $4,349,825 104 $500,000 20%
2003-04 $3,450,000 $4,850,930 105 $425,000 14%
2004-05 NHL lockout year: Season cancelled - no NHL salary paid.
2005-06 $3,500,000 $4,635,721 56
2006-07 $3,500,000 $4,490,848 87
Source: NHLPA
2007-08 $7,500,000 $9,356,371 8 $4,000,000 114%
Source: NHLPA
2008-09 $7,250,000 $8,710,102 18 -$250,000 -3%
Source: NHLPA
2009-10 $6,500,000 $7,836,720 35 -$750,000 -10%
Source: NHLPA
2010-11 $5,500,000 $6,524,030 59 -$1,000,000 -15%
Source: NHLPA
2011-12 $4,500,000 $5,174,580 106 -$1,000,000 -18%
Source: NHLPA
2012-13 $1,317,073 $1,483,837 297 -$3,182,927 -71%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $2,250,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: NHLPA
2013-14 $2,250,000 $2,498,219 344 $932,927 71%
Source: NHLPA
Total:
US$55,863,598

In today's dollars:
US$71,576,217
NHL Rank:
122

In today's dollars:
108

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