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NHL Fortune: $26,172,888

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Brendan Witt’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$26,172,888 (US$36,344,182 in today's dollars), ranking #494 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Country of birth: Canada
Position: D
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1993
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 11
  • By: Washington Capitals

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
1995-96 $1,800,888 $3,056,948 65
Source: La Presse
1996-97 $1,600,000 $2,638,546 93 -$200,888 -11%
Source: La Presse / Guide Hockey RDS
1997-98 $1,400,000 $2,255,943 151 -$200,000 -13%
Includes base salary, signing bonus and bonuses paid in 1997-98.
Source: The Hockey News
1998-99 $900,000 $1,428,096 276 -$500,000 -36%
Includes base salary, signing bonus, bonuses paid in 1998-99, and deferred income paid in 1998-99.
Source: The Hockey News
1999-00 $1,000,000 $1,552,767 264 $100,000 11%
Includes base salary, signing/reporting bonus, and deferred income paid in 1999-2000.
Source: The Hockey News / The Sports Forecaster
2000-01 $1,000,000 $1,502,091 295
2001-02 $1,600,000 $2,337,245 213 $600,000 60%
2002-03 $1,650,000 $2,372,632 229 $50,000 3%
2003-04 $1,750,000 $2,460,616 235 $100,000 6%
2004-05 NHL lockout year: Season cancelled - no NHL salary paid.
2005-06 $1,672,000 $2,214,550 192
2006-07 $2,500,000 $3,207,748 136 $828,000 50%
Source: NHLPA
2007-08 $2,800,000 $3,493,045 154 $300,000 12%
Source: NHLPA
2008-09 $3,000,000 $3,604,180 188 $200,000 7%
Source: NHLPA
2009-10 $3,500,000 $4,219,773 145 $500,000 17%
Source: NHLPA
Career Earnings: US$26,172,888
(In today's dollars: US$36,344,182)

NHL Rank: 494
(In today's dollars: 389)

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