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Hockey Fortune: $14,055,964

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Eric Belanger’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $14,055,964 (US $20,318,487 in today's dollars), ranking #994 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: December 16, 1977
Country of birth: Canada
Position: C
NHL Draft:
Salary History - Eric Belanger
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Earnings
(US$)
In today's
US$
Rank
2001-02 $600,000 $1,026,374 544
2002-03 $650,000 $1,094,535 541
Does not include signing bonuses, performance bonuses and deferred payments.
Source(s): La Presse
2003-04 $743,800 $1,224,707 490
2004-05 NHL lockout year: Season cancelled - no NHL salary paid.
2005-06 $758,100 $1,175,833 436
Source(s): La Presse
2006-07 $1,300,000 $1,953,321 312
Source(s): NHLPA
2007-08 $1,750,000 $2,556,550 254
Source(s): NHLPA
2008-09 $1,750,000 $2,462,030 306
Source(s): NHLPA
2009-10 $1,750,000 $2,470,751 304
Source(s): NHLPA
2010-11 $750,000 $1,041,800 561
Source(s): NHLPA
2011-12 $2,000,000 $2,693,163 330
On July 1, 2011, as a free agent, signed a three-year contract with the Edmonton Oilers for $5.25M.
Source(s): NHLPA / TSN
2012-13 $1,170,732 $1,544,556 318
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $2,000,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
After the season, the Edmonton Oilers bought out the year left on his contract. Per the NHL compliance buyout rule, two-thirds of the $1.25M remaining on the contract had to be paid over a period of twice the remaining length of the contract resulting in yearly payments of $416,666 for 2 years, until the end of the 2014-15 season. Never played again in the NHL, playing one more year in the KHL.
Source(s): NHLPA / TSN
2013-14 $416,666 $541,759 861
Earnings from his 2013 buyout.
Source(s): TSN
2014-15 $416,666 $533,109 779
Earnings from his 2013 buyout.
Source(s): TSN
Career Total: US $14,055,964
(In today's dollars: US $20,318,487)

NHL Rank: 994
(In today's dollars: 989)