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NHL Fortune: $39,979,714

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Brian Rolston’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$39,979,714 (US$51,902,198 in today's dollars), ranking #255 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Country of birth: USA
Position: RW
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1991
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 11
  • By: New Jersey Devils

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
1994-95 $185,714 $324,092 437
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $325,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: Guide Hockey 1995-1996
1995-96 $350,000 $594,113 492 $164,286 88%
Source: La Presse
1996-97 $275,000 $453,500 882 -$75,000 -21%
Source: La Presse / Guide Hockey RDS
1997-98 $725,000 $1,168,256 326 $450,000 164%
Includes base salary, signing bonus and bonuses paid in 1997-98.
Source: The Hockey News
1998-99 $750,000 $1,190,080 353 $25,000 3%
Includes base salary, signing bonus, bonuses paid in 1998-99, and deferred income paid in 1998-99.
Source: The Hockey News
1999-00 $1,300,000 $2,018,598 216 $550,000 73%
Includes base salary, signing/reporting bonus, and deferred income paid in 1999-2000.
Source: The Hockey News / The Sports Forecaster
2000-01 $1,473,000 $2,212,579 216 $173,000 13%
Source: The Hockey News Ultimate Fantasy Guide 2000-01 / Associated Press
2001-02 $2,000,000 $2,921,556 161 $527,000 36%
2002-03 $2,200,000 $3,163,509 171 $200,000 10%
2003-04 $3,175,000 $4,464,261 117 $975,000 44%
2004-05 NHL lockout year: Season cancelled - no NHL salary paid.
2005-06 $2,432,000 $3,221,164 107
2006-07 $2,432,000 $3,120,498 154
Source: NHLPA
2007-08 $2,432,000 $3,033,959 196
Source: NHLPA
2008-09 $5,250,000 $6,307,315 64 $2,818,000 116%
Source: NHLPA
2009-10 $5,000,000 $6,028,246 74 -$250,000 -5%
Source: NHLPA
2010-11 $5,000,000 $5,930,936 73
Source: NHLPA
2011-12 $5,000,000 $5,749,533 81
Source: NHLPA
Career Earnings: US$39,979,714
(In today's dollars: US$51,902,198)

NHL Rank: 255
(In today's dollars: 217)

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