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NHL Fortune: $26,720,000

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Sean Burke’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$26,720,000 (US$41,168,046 in today's dollars), ranking #476 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 $210,000 $438,159 162
Source: Canadian Press
1990-91 $210,000 $415,725 227
Two-way contract: $210,000 in the NHL and $60,000 in the minor leagues. He played in the NHL only, earning a full NHL salary. According to the book Brodeur: Beyond the Crease, he earned $180,000.
Source: The Hockey News / Canadian Press
1992-93 $550,000 $1,013,847 111
Amount includes salary and any signing bonus paid in 1992-93.
Source: The Hockey News
1993-94 $650,000 $1,163,845 148 $100,000 18%
1994-95 $800,000 $1,396,087 63 $150,000 23%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $1,400,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: Guide Hockey 1995-1996
1995-96 $2,000,000 $3,394,934 54 $1,200,000 150%
Source: La Presse
1996-97 $2,300,000 $3,792,910 50 $300,000 15%
Source: La Presse / Guide Hockey RDS
1997-98 $2,500,000 $4,028,470 52 $200,000 9%
Includes base salary, signing bonus and bonuses paid in 1997-98.
Source: The Hockey News
1998-99 $2,000,000 $3,173,548 101 ($500,000) -20%
Includes base salary, signing bonus, bonuses paid in 1998-99, and deferred income paid in 1998-99.
Source: The Hockey News
1999-00 $2,100,000 $3,260,812 112 $100,000 5%
Includes base salary, signing/reporting bonus, and deferred income paid in 1999-2000.
Source: The Hockey News
2000-01 $1,300,000 $1,952,718 228 ($800,000) -38%
2001-02 $2,750,000 $4,017,140 105 $1,450,000 112%
2002-03 $3,250,000 $4,673,366 97 $500,000 18%
2003-04 $4,500,000 $6,327,299 56 $1,250,000 38%
2004-05 NHL lockout year: Season cancelled - no NHL salary paid.
2005-06 $1,600,000 $2,119,187 200
Total:
US$26,720,000

In today's dollars:
US$41,168,046
NHL Rank:
476

In today's dollars:
314

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