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NHL Fortune: $6,978,934

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Drake Berehowsky’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$6,978,934 (US$10,748,961 in today's dollars), ranking #1306 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$)
+/-
(%)
1990-91 $119,980 $237,517 487
Contract in Canadian currency: $140,000. One-way contract. Plus bonus for games played: CAN$10,000 at 40 games and an additional CAN$10,000 at 80 games. He played 8 NHL games and did not earn the bonus.
Source: The Hockey News
1992-93 $202,615 $373,492 494
Contract in Canadian currency: $245,000. Amount includes salary and any signing bonus paid in 1992-93.
Source: The Hockey News
1993-94 $251,875 $450,990 459 $49,260 24%
Contract in Canadian currency: $325,000.
1994-95 $185,714 $324,092 437 -$66,161 -26%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $325,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: Guide Hockey 1995-1996
1995-96 $325,000 $551,677 520 $139,286 75%
1996-97 $350,000 $577,182 678 $25,000 8%
Source: La Presse
1997-98 $318,750 $513,630 637 -$31,250 -9%
Includes base salary, signing bonus and bonuses paid in 1997-98.
Source: The Hockey News
1998-99 $325,000 $515,701 697 $6,250 2%
Includes base salary, signing bonus, bonuses paid in 1998-99, and deferred income paid in 1998-99.
Source: The Hockey News
1999-00 $800,000 $1,242,214 368 $475,000 146%
Includes base salary, signing/reporting bonus, and deferred income paid in 1999-2000.
Source: The Hockey News (earned $750,000 according to The Sports Forecaster.)
2000-01 $750,000 $1,126,568 424 -$50,000 -6%
Source: The Hockey News Ultimate Fantasy Guide 2000-01
2001-02 $1,450,000 $2,118,128 239 $700,000 93%
2002-03 $1,450,000 $2,085,040 271
2003-04 $450,000 $632,730 641 -$1,000,000 -69%
2004-05 NHL lockout year: Season cancelled - no NHL salary paid.
Total:
US$6,978,934

In today's dollars:
US$10,748,961
NHL Rank:
1306

In today's dollars:
1165

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