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NHL Fortune: $18,939,500

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Aaron Ward’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US $18,939,500 (US $26,362,924 in today's dollars), ranking #709 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Country of birth: Canada
Position: D
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1991
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 5
  • By: Winnipeg Jets

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
1996-97 $330,000 $568,690 721
1997-98 $425,000 $715,658 516 $95,000 29%
Includes base salary, signing bonus and bonuses paid in 1997-98.
Source: The Hockey News
1998-99 $450,000 $746,181 554 $25,000 6%
Includes base salary, signing bonus, bonuses paid in 1998-99, and deferred income paid in 1998-99.
Source: The Hockey News
1999-00 $650,000 $1,054,718 462 $200,000 44%
Includes base salary, signing/reporting bonus, and deferred income paid in 1999-2000.
Source: The Hockey News / Associated Press / The Sports Forecaster
2000-01 $745,000 $1,169,416 445 $95,000 15%
Includes base salary, bonuses paid in 2000-01, and deferred income paid in 2000-01.
Source: The Hockey News
2001-02 $819,500 $1,250,979 442 $74,500 10%
2002-03 $1,500,000 $2,254,003 258 $680,500 83%
Does not include signing bonuses, performance bonuses and deferred payments.
Source: La Presse
2003-04 $2,000,000 $2,938,682 204 $500,000 33%
2004-05 NHL lockout year: Season cancelled - no NHL salary paid.
2005-06 $1,520,000 $2,103,825 214 -$480,000 -24%
Source: La Presse
2006-07 $2,750,000 $3,687,311 135 $1,230,000 81%
Source: NHLPA
2007-08 $2,750,000 $3,585,054 164
Source: NHLPA
2008-09 $2,500,000 $3,138,644 231 -$250,000 -9%
Source: NHLPA
2009-10 $2,500,000 $3,149,762 243
Source: NHLPA
Career Total: US $18,939,500
(In today's dollars: US $26,362,924)

NHL Rank: 709
(In today's dollars: 675)

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