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NHL Fortune: $21,051,401

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Bryan Smolinski’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$21,051,401 (US$30,512,712 in today's dollars), ranking #621 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: December 27, 1971
Country of birth: USA
Position: C
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1990
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 21
  • By: Boston Bruins

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
1993-94 $175,000 $313,343 587
According to Smolinski, in an interview, as a rookie, he signed a 3-year contract with the Boston Bruins for $175,000 per year.
Source: The Blade
1994-95 $100,000 $174,511 654 -$75,000 -43%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $175,000 was prorated for the 48-game season. According to Guide Hockey 1995-1996, he was to earn $200,000 without the lockout.
Source: The Blade
1995-96 $175,000 $297,057 699 $75,000 75%
Acclording to La Presse, he earned $200,000.
Source: The Blade
1996-97 $950,000 $1,566,637 192 $775,000 443%
Source: Guide Hockey RDS
1997-98 $1,393,672 $2,245,746 157 $443,672 47%
Includes base salary, signing bonus and bonuses paid in 1997-98.
Source: The Hockey News
1998-99 $1,746,729 $2,771,664 132 $353,057 25%
Includes base salary, signing bonus, bonuses paid in 1998-99, and deferred income paid in 1998-99.
Source: The Hockey News
1999-00 $1,700,000 $2,639,705 156 -$46,729 -3%
Includes base salary, signing/reporting bonus, and deferred income paid in 1999-2000.
Source: The Hockey News / The Sports Forecaster
2000-01 $1,700,000 $2,553,554 176
2001-02 $2,300,000 $3,359,790 141 $600,000 35%
2002-03 $2,400,000 $3,451,101 160 $100,000 4%
2003-04 $2,650,000 $3,726,076 156 $250,000 10%
2004-05 NHL lockout year: Season cancelled - no NHL salary paid.
2005-06 $2,241,000 $2,968,186 132
2006-07 $1,520,000 $1,950,311 265 -$721,000 -32%
Source: NHLPA
2007-08 $2,000,000 $2,495,032 229 $480,000 32%
Source: NHLPA
Career Earnings: US$21,051,401
(In today's dollars: US$30,512,712)

NHL Rank: 621
(In today's dollars: 509)

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