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NHL Fortune: $22,806,098

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Daniel Cleary’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$22,806,098 (US$28,484,116 in today's dollars), ranking #573 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: December 18, 1978
Country of birth: Canada
Position: RW
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1997
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 13
  • By: Chicago Blackhawks

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
1997-98 $850,000 $1,369,680 259
Includes base salary, signing bonus and bonuses paid in 1997-98.
Source: The Hockey News
1998-99 $850,000 $1,348,758 302
Includes base salary, signing bonus, bonuses paid in 1998-99, and deferred income paid in 1998-99.
Source: The Hockey News
1999-00 $725,000 $1,125,756 426 -$125,000 -15%
Includes base salary, signing/reporting bonus, and deferred income paid in 1999-2000.
Source: The Hockey News / The Sports Forecaster
2000-01 $600,000 $901,254 503 -$125,000 -17%
Source: The Hockey News Ultimate Fantasy Guide 2000-01
2001-02 $750,000 $1,095,584 460 $150,000 25%
2002-03 $850,000 $1,222,265 438 $100,000 13%
2003-04 $400,000 $562,427 678 -$450,000 -53%
2004-05 NHL lockout year: Season cancelled - no NHL salary paid.
2005-06 $450,000 $596,021 622
2006-07 $650,000 $834,015 513 $200,000 44%
Source: NHLPA
2007-08 $675,000 $842,073 535 $25,000 4%
Source: NHLPA
2008-09 $2,500,000 $3,003,484 227 $1,825,000 270%
Source: NHLPA
2009-10 $2,500,000 $3,014,123 239
Source: NHLPA
2010-11 $3,000,000 $3,558,562 204 $500,000 20%
Source: NHLPA
2011-12 $3,000,000 $3,449,720 233
Source: NHLPA
2012-13 $1,756,098 $1,978,449 231 -$1,243,902 -41%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $3,000,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: NHLPA
2013-14 $1,750,000 $1,943,059 407 -$6,098 0%
Source: NHLPA
2014-15 $1,500,000 $1,638,887 401 -$250,000 -14%
Source: NHLPA
Career Earnings: US$22,806,098
(In today's dollars: US$28,484,116)

NHL Rank: 573
(In today's dollars: 555)

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