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NHL Fortune: $23,577,486

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Valeri Kamensky’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $23,577,486 (US $41,749,794 in today's dollars), ranking #632 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: April 18, 1966
Country of birth: Russia
Position: LW
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1988
  • Round #7
  • Overall Pick: 129
  • By: Quebec Nordiques

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
1991-92 $611,100 $1,321,006 49
Contract in Canadian currency: $700,000. His first season in the NHL.
Source: .
1992-93 $661,600 $1,388,078 86
Contract in Canadian currency: $800,000. Amount includes salary and any signing bonus paid in 1992-93.
Source: The Hockey News / La Presse
1993-94 $697,500 $1,421,459 134
Contract in Canadian currency: $900,000.
1994-95 $418,286 $830,814 173
Contract in Canadian currency: $1,000,000. Because of the lockout, his NHL salary was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: Guide Hockey 1995-1996
1995-96 $729,000 $1,408,437 226
Contract in Canadian currency: $1,000,000.
Source: La Presse
1996-97 $1,500,000 $2,815,429 105
Source: Guide Hockey RDS
1997-98 $1,500,000 $2,751,059 130
Includes base salary, signing bonus and bonuses paid in 1997-98.
Source: The Hockey News
1998-99 $1,900,000 $3,431,446 121
Includes base salary, signing bonus, bonuses paid in 1998-99, and deferred income paid in 1998-99.
Source: The Hockey News
1999-00 $6,000,000 $10,603,914 13
On July 7, 1999, as a free agent, signed a four-year contract with the New York Rangers for $17M. Includes base salary, signing/reporting bonus, and deferred income paid in 1999-2000.
Source: The Hockey News / The Sports Forecaster / La Presse
2000-01 $3,000,000 $5,128,920 70
Includes base salary, bonuses paid in 2000-01, and deferred income paid in 2000-01.
Source: The Hockey News / The Hockey News Ultimate Fantasy Guide 2000-01
2001-02 $2,540,000 $4,223,053 124
On June 30, 2001, the New York Rangers bought out the two years left on his contract by agreeing to pay him two-thirds of the $8M remaining on his contract to be paid in four payments of $1.34M over four years. On July 5, 2001, as a free agent, signed a one-year contract with the Dallas Stars for $1.2M. Earned his $1.2M salary plus $1.34 buyout payment. Never played again in the NHL after the season, retiring as a pro-hockey player after the 2004-05 season after two seasons in Russia.
Source: CBC Sports / The New York Post
2002-03 $1,340,000 $2,193,107 297
Earned his 2001 buyout payment.
Source: The New York Post
2003-04 $1,340,000 $2,144,466 307
Earned his 2001 buyout payment.
Source: The New York Post
2004-05 NHL lockout year: Season cancelled - no NHL salary paid.
2004-05 $1,340,000 $2,088,607 7
Earned his last 2001 buyout payment.
Source: The New York Post
Career Total: US $23,577,486
(In today's dollars: US $41,749,794)

NHL Rank: 632
(In today's dollars: 445)

 

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