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NHL Fortune: $23,983,429

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Darius Kasparaitis’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$23,983,429 (US$34,888,955 in today's dollars), ranking #542 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Country of birth: Lithuania
Position: D
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1992
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 5
  • By: New York Islanders

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
1992-93 $425,000 $783,427 162
Source: The Hockey News 1993-94 Yearbook (He made $450,000 according to The Hockey News)
1993-94 $425,000 $760,975 256
1994-95 $271,429 $473,672 299 -$153,571 -36%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $475,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: Guide Hockey 1995-1996
1995-96 $700,000 $1,188,227 230 $428,571 158%
Source: La Presse
1996-97 $900,000 $1,484,182 199 $200,000 29%
Source: La Presse / Guide Hockey RDS
1997-98 $1,100,000 $1,772,527 189 $200,000 22%
Includes base salary, signing bonus and bonuses paid in 1997-98.
Source: The Hockey News
1998-99 $1,100,000 $1,745,451 219
Includes base salary, signing bonus, bonuses paid in 1998-99, and deferred income paid in 1998-99.
Source: The Hockey News
1999-00 $1,400,000 $2,173,874 201 $300,000 27%
Includes base salary, signing/reporting bonus, and deferred income paid in 1999-2000.
Source: The Hockey News / Associated Press / The Sports Forecaster
2000-01 $1,600,000 $2,403,345 188 $200,000 14%
Source: Associated Press
2001-02 $1,150,000 $1,679,895 293 -$450,000 -28%
2002-03 $4,100,000 $5,895,630 60 $2,950,000 257%
2003-04 $4,200,000 $5,905,479 73 $100,000 2%
2004-05 NHL lockout year: Season cancelled - no NHL salary paid.
2005-06 $3,344,000 $4,429,101 71
2006-07 $3,268,000 $4,193,169 103 -$76,000 -2%
Source: NHLPA
Career Earnings: US$23,983,429
(In today's dollars: US$34,888,955)

NHL Rank: 542
(In today's dollars: 411)

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