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NHL Fortune: $73,602,018

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Teemu Selanne’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$73,602,018 (US$105,248,887 in today's dollars), ranking #58 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: July 3, 1970
Country of birth: Finland
Position: RW
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1988
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 10
  • By: Winnipeg Jets

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
1992-93 $1,571,300 $2,896,468 9
Contract in Canadian currency: $1,900,000. $C400,000 in salary and $C1.5M in signing bonus. His first season in the NHL.
Source: The Hockey News / La Presse
1993-94 $310,000 $555,064 384 -$1,261,300 -80%
Contract in Canadian currency: $400,000.
1994-95 $836,571 $1,459,908 58 $526,571 170%
Contract in Canadian currency: $2,000,000. Because of the lockout, his NHL salary was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: Guide Hockey 1995-1996
1995-96 $2,750,000 $4,668,034 23 $1,913,429 229%
Source: La Presse
1996-97 $2,850,000 $4,699,911 29 $100,000 4%
Source: La Presse / Guide Hockey RDS
1997-98 $3,400,000 $5,478,719 24 $550,000 19%
Includes base salary, signing bonus and bonuses paid in 1997-98.
Source: The Hockey News
1998-99 $4,750,000 $7,537,176 18 $1,350,000 40%
Includes base salary, signing bonus, bonuses paid in 1998-99, and deferred income paid in 1998-99.
Source: The Hockey News
1999-00 $5,450,000 $8,462,583 20 $700,000 15%
Includes base salary, signing/reporting bonus, and deferred income paid in 1999-2000. (Earned $4.85 according to The Hockey News 1999-2000 Ultimate Pool Guide)
Source: The Hockey News / The Sports Forecaster
2000-01 $8,000,000 $12,016,725 6 $2,550,000 47%
Source: The Hockey News Ultimate Fantasy Guide 2000-01
2001-02 $9,500,000 $13,877,393 6 $1,500,000 19%
2002-03 $6,500,000 $9,346,731 27 -$3,000,000 -32%
2003-04 $5,800,000 $8,155,186 39 -$700,000 -11%
Source: 2003/07/03: Colorado - 1 year for $5.8M (Washington Post)
2004-05 NHL lockout year: Season cancelled - no NHL salary paid.
2005-06 $1,000,000 $1,324,492 312
2006-07 $3,750,000 $4,811,623 79 $2,750,000 275%
Source: NHLPA
2008-09 $3,250,000 $3,904,529 179
Source: NHLPA
2009-10 $2,000,000 $2,411,299 280 -$1,250,000 -38%
Source: NHLPA
2010-11 $3,250,000 $3,855,109 189 $1,250,000 63%
Source: NHLPA
2011-12 $4,000,000 $4,599,627 138 $750,000 23%
Source: NHLPA
2012-13 $2,634,146 $2,967,674 104 -$1,365,854 -34%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $4,500,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: NHLPA
2013-14 $2,000,000 $2,220,639 362 -$634,146 -24%
Source: NHLPA
Career Earnings: US$73,602,018
(In today's dollars: US$105,248,887)

NHL Rank: 58
(In today's dollars: 35)

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