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NHL Fortune: $3,370,973


Glenn Anderson’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$3,370,973 (US$6,185,459 in today's dollars), ranking #1866 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

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Season   Salary
In today's
1989-90 $278,850 $581,813 70
Contract in Canadian currency: $330,000.
Source: Canadian Press
1990-91 $291,380 $576,828 98 $12,530 4%
Contract in Canadian currency: $340,000. One-way contract. (According to The Hockey News 1992 Yearbook, he made CAN$390,000)
Source: The Hockey News / Canadian Press
1991-92 $305,550 $580,318 161 $14,170 5%
Contract in Canadian currency: $350,000.
1992-93 $744,300 $1,372,011 74 $438,750 144%
Contract in Canadian currency: $900,000. Amount includes salary and any signing bonus paid in 1992-93.
Source: The Hockey News
1993-94 $968,750 $1,734,576 65 $224,450 30%
Contract in Canadian currency: $1,250,000.
1994-95 $257,143 $448,742 307 -$711,607 -73%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $450,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: Guide Hockey 1995-1996
1995-96 $525,000 $891,170 330 $267,857 104%
On January 22, 1996, as a free agent playing in Europe, signed a contract with the Vancouver Canucks for the remaining 30 games of the season for $400,000 plus bonuses of $25,000 if the team made the playoff; $10,000 if the team won the first round and he played at least 50% of the games; $15,000 for each additional round won if he played at least 50% of the games; and $10,000 if he scored 8 or more goals during the season. He had to clear waivers to stay with Vancouver but Edmonton picked him up. Before suiting up for Edmonton, he renegotiate the bonuses for: $25,000 if he finished the season with a positive +/-; $100,000 for making the playoffs; $100,000 per playoff round won. He played 15 games for Edmonton and was put on the waiver and picked by St.Louis where he played 17 regular season games and the playoffs. He earned bonuses of $25,000 for making the playoffs and $100,000 for winning the first round. The following season, he played in Europe and then retired from pro-hockey.
Source: Book: Blue Lines, Goal Lines & Bottom Lines

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