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Rank Player Team NHL Salary ($US) In today's  $  +/- ($) +/- (%)
1 Eric Lindros Philadelphia $3,500,000 $6,067,474    
2 Steve Yzerman Detroit $3,214,520 $5,572,576 $1,714,520 114%
3 Wayne Gretzky Los Angeles $3,000,000 $5,200,692    
3 Mario Lemieux Pittsburgh $3,000,000 $5,200,692 $592,000 25%
5 Patrick Roy Montreal $2,712,500 $4,702,292 $1,389,300 105%
6 Mark Messier New York Rangers $2,533,000 $4,391,118 $148,000 6%
7 Raymond Bourque Boston $2,500,000 $4,333,910 $1,303,000 109%
8 Pierre Turgeon New York Islanders $2,350,000 $4,073,875 $1,550,000 194%
9 Pat Lafontaine Buffalo $2,217,202 $3,843,662 $442,202 25%
10 Brett Hull St.Louis $2,200,000 $3,813,841 $600,000 38%
11 Alexander Mogilny Buffalo $2,000,000 $3,467,128 $1,815,000 981%
11 Phil Housley St.Louis $2,000,000 $3,467,128    
13 Alexandre Daigle Ottawa $1,975,000 $3,423,789    
14 Brian Leetch New York Rangers $1,805,000 $3,129,083    
15 Marty Mcsorley Los Angeles / Pittsburgh $1,800,000 $3,120,415 $1,150,000 177%
15 Kelly Miller Washington $1,800,000 $3,120,415 $1,360,000 309%
17 Joe Sakic Quebec $1,705,000 $2,955,727 $878,000 106%
18 Luc Robitaille Los Angeles $1,600,000 $2,773,702 $200,000 14%
18 Grant Fuhr Buffalo $1,600,000 $2,773,702 $276,800 21%
18 Gary Roberts Calgary $1,600,000 $2,773,702 $1,145,150 252%
18 Chris Pronger Hartford $1,600,000 $2,773,702    
22 Mark Recchi Philadelphia $1,550,000 $2,687,024 $650,000 72%
23 Mike Modano Dallas $1,450,000 $2,513,668 $850,000 142%
23 Craig Janney St.Louis $1,450,000 $2,513,668 $1,050,000 263%
25 Andy Moog Dallas $1,400,000 $2,426,990 $300,000 27%
25 Dino Ciccarelli Detroit $1,400,000 $2,426,990 $550,000 65%