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NHL Fortune: $15,394,315

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Donald Brashear’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$15,394,315 (US$21,454,856 in today's dollars), ranking #790 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

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All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
1993-94 $275,000 $492,396 430
1995-96 $171,315 $290,802 704
Contract in Canadian currency: $235,000.
Source: La Presse
1996-97 $300,000 $494,727 794 $128,685 75%
Source: La Presse / Guide Hockey RDS
1997-98 $550,000 $886,263 418 $250,000 83%
Includes base salary, signing bonus and bonuses paid in 1997-98.
Source: The Hockey News
1998-99 $650,000 $1,031,403 417 $100,000 18%
Includes base salary, signing bonus, bonuses paid in 1998-99, and deferred income paid in 1998-99.
Source: The Hockey News
1999-00 $750,000 $1,164,576 402 $100,000 15%
Includes base salary, signing/reporting bonus, and deferred income paid in 1999-2000.
Source: The Hockey News / The Sports Forecaster
2000-01 $1,150,000 $1,727,404 254 $400,000 53%
2001-02 $1,250,000 $1,825,973 270 $100,000 9%
2002-03 $1,500,000 $2,156,938 253 $250,000 20%
2003-04 $2,250,000 $3,163,650 184 $750,000 50%
2004-05 NHL lockout year: Season cancelled - no NHL salary paid.
2005-06 $1,748,000 $2,315,212 183
2006-07 $1,000,000 $1,283,099 345 -$748,000 -43%
Source: NHLPA
2007-08 $1,100,000 $1,372,268 348 $100,000 10%
Source: NHLPA
2008-09 $1,200,000 $1,441,672 368 $100,000 9%
Source: NHLPA
2009-10 $1,500,000 $1,808,474 322 $300,000 25%
Source: NHLPA
2010-11 $0 $0 816 -$1,500,000 -100%
Before the season, the Atlanta Thrashers bought out the remainder of his contract for $866,667. He played in the Ligue nord-americaine de hockey and never played in the NHL again.
Source: PhillyVoice
2018-19 $0 $0 1144
In November 2018, his company (Les immeubles Brash 87) went into bankruptcy and civil suits were brought against Brashear and his company. He was subsequently ordered to pay nearly CAN$200,000 for mortgages that had not been fully repaid.
Source: Le Journal de Quebec
Total:
US$15,394,315

In today's dollars:
US$21,454,856
NHL Rank:
790

In today's dollars:
730

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