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NHL Fortune: $7,151,154

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Drake Berehowsky’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US $7,151,154 (US $11,553,735 in today's dollars), ranking #1358 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Country of birth: Canada
Position: D
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1990
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 10
  • By: Toronto Maple Leafs

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
1990-91 $119,980 $248,206 488
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. In his first season in pro-hockey, he played 8 NHL games and did not earn the bonus.
Source: The Hockey News
1991-92 $122,220 $242,573 543 $2,240 2%
Contract in Canadian currency: $140,000. Estimated salary based on documented salary for 1990-91.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1992-93 $202,615 $390,300 497 $80,395 66%
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 $471,285 467 $49,260 24%
Contract in Canadian currency: $325,000.
1994-95 $185,714 $338,676 444 -$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 $576,503 530 $139,286 75%
1996-97 $350,000 $603,156 677 $25,000 8%
Source: La Presse
1997-98 $318,750 $536,744 641 -$31,250 -9%
Includes base salary, signing bonus and bonuses paid in 1997-98.
Source: The Hockey News
1998-99 $325,000 $538,909 704 $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 $1,298,115 371 $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 $800,000 $1,255,749 401
Includes base salary, bonuses paid in 2000-01, and deferred income paid in 2000-01. (Earned $750,000 according to The Hockey News Ultimate Fantasy Guide 2000-01)
Source: The Hockey News
2001-02 $1,450,000 $2,213,447 244 $650,000 81%
2002-03 $1,450,000 $2,178,869 276
Does not include signing bonuses, performance bonuses and deferred payments.
Source: La Presse
2003-04 $450,000 $661,204 648 -$1,000,000 -69%
Never played again in the NHL after the season, playing in Sweden, the AHL and in Germany before retiring after the 2005-06 season.
2004-05 NHL lockout year: Season cancelled - no NHL salary paid.
Career Total: US $7,151,154
(In today's dollars: US $11,553,735)

NHL Rank: 1358
(In today's dollars: 1215)

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