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NHL Fortune: $15,525,943

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Brad May’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$15,525,943 (US$23,458,518 in today's dollars), ranking #781 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Country of birth: Canada
Position: LW
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1990
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 14
  • By: Buffalo Sabres

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
1991-92 $165,000 $313,378 424
1992-93 $205,000 $377,888 493 $40,000 24%
Amount includes salary and any signing bonus paid in 1992-93.
Source: The Hockey News / La Presse
1993-94 $160,000 $286,485 604 -$45,000 -22%
1994-95 $657,143 $1,146,786 80 $497,143 311%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $1,150,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: Guide Hockey 1995-1996
1995-96 $1,188,800 $2,017,949 117 $531,657 81%
Source: La Presse
1996-97 $1,200,000 $1,978,910 140 $11,200 1%
Source: La Presse / Guide Hockey RDS
1997-98 $1,500,000 $2,417,082 129 $300,000 25%
Includes base salary, signing bonus and bonuses paid in 1997-98.
Source: The Hockey News
1998-99 $1,450,000 $2,300,822 178 -$50,000 -3%
Includes base salary, signing bonus, bonuses paid in 1998-99, and deferred income paid in 1998-99.
Source: The Hockey News
1999-00 $1,550,000 $2,406,790 179 $100,000 7%
Includes base salary, signing/reporting bonus, and deferred income paid in 1999-2000.
Source: The Hockey News / The Sports Forecaster
2000-01 $1,000,000 $1,502,091 295 -$550,000 -35%
2001-02 $1,100,000 $1,606,856 302 $100,000 10%
2002-03 $1,200,000 $1,725,550 312 $100,000 9%
2003-04 $1,100,000 $1,546,673 365 -$100,000 -8%
2004-05 NHL lockout year: Season cancelled - no NHL salary paid.
2005-06 $650,000 $860,920 464
2006-07 $700,000 $898,170 484 $50,000 8%
Source: NHLPA
2007-08 $600,000 $748,510 570 -$100,000 -14%
Source: NHLPA
2008-09 $600,000 $720,836 596
Source: NHLPA
2009-10 $500,000 $602,825 678 -$100,000 -17%
Source: NHLPA
Career Earnings: US$15,525,943
(In today's dollars: US$23,458,518)

NHL Rank: 781
(In today's dollars: 681)

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