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NHL Fortune: $5,359,250

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Derek Boogaard’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US $5,359,250 (US $6,864,834 in today's dollars), ranking #1598 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: June 23, 1982
Country of birth: Canada
Position: F
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 2001
  • Round #7
  • Overall Pick: 202
  • By: Minnesota Wild

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
2002-03 $19,250 $28,926 750
With a ECHL contract for $35,000, played 27 games in junior (unpaid except for small allowance) and 33 in the ECHL, earning a pro-rated salary of $19,250.
Source: Book: Boy on Ice - The Life and Death of Derek Boogaard
2003-04 $95,000 $139,587 731 $75,750 394%
Prior to the season, signed a three-year, three-way contract with the Minnesota Wild: $350,000 in the NHL, $45,000 in the AHL and $35,000 in the ECHL. Also had a $50,000 signing bonus. Played the whole season in the AHL, earning his signing bonus and a salary of $45,000.
Source: Book: Boy on Ice - The Life and Death of Derek Boogaard
2004-05 NHL lockout year: Season cancelled - no NHL salary paid.
2004-05 $45,000 $64,398 15 -$50,000 -53%
Played the whole season in the AHL, earning $45,000.
Source: Book: Boy on Ice - The Life and Death of Derek Boogaard
2005-06 $350,000 $484,433 745 $255,000 268%
Played the whole season on the NHL.
Source: Book: Boy on Ice - The Life and Death of Derek Boogaard
2006-07 $525,000 $703,941 593 $175,000 50%
Prior to the season, signed a one-year contract with the Minnesota Wild for $525,000.
Source: NHLPA / Book: Boy on Ice - The Life and Death of Derek Boogaard
2007-08 $750,000 $977,742 491 $225,000 43%
Prior to the season, signed a three-year contract with the Minnesota Wild for $2.63M.
Source: NHLPA / Book: Boy on Ice - The Life and Death of Derek Boogaard
2008-09 $850,000 $1,067,139 463 $100,000 13%
Source: NHLPA
2009-10 $1,025,000 $1,291,403 400 $175,000 21%
Source: NHLPA
2010-11 $1,700,000 $2,107,264 325 $675,000 66%
Prior to the season, as a free agent, signed a four-year contract with the New York Rangers for $6.5M. He died on May 13, 2011.
Source: NHLPA / Book: Boy on Ice - The Life and Death of Derek Boogaard
Career Total: US $5,359,250
(In today's dollars: US $6,864,834)

NHL Rank: 1598
(In today's dollars: 1629)

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