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NHL Fortune: $1,642,857

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Brian Benning’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$1,642,857 (US$3,058,567 in today's dollars), ranking #2572 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$)
+/-
(%)
1989-90 $165,000 $344,268 276
Source: Canadian Press
1990-91 $205,000 $405,827 241 $40,000 24%
One-way contract. Plus bonus for games played: $10,000 at 45 games. He played 61 NHL games and earned the bonus.
Source: The Hockey News
1991-92 $210,000 $398,844 310 $5,000 2%
1992-93 $350,000 $645,175 216 $140,000 67%
Amount includes salary and any signing bonus paid in 1992-93.
Source: The Hockey News / La Presse
1993-94 $450,000 $805,739 229 $100,000 29%
1994-95 $262,857 $458,714 305 -$187,143 -42%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $460,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Total:
US$1,642,857

In today's dollars:
US$3,058,567
NHL Rank:
2572

In today's dollars:
2227

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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