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NHL Fortune: $64,598,164

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Steve Yzerman’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$64,598,164 (US$101,362,950 in today's dollars), ranking #79 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: May 9, 1965
Country of birth: Canada
Position: C
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1983
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 4
  • By: Detroit Red Wings

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
1989-90 $700,000 $1,460,531 5
Source: Canadian Press
1990-91 $1,300,000 $2,573,534 4 $600,000 86%
One-way contract.
Source: The Hockey News / Canadian Press
1991-92 $1,400,000 $2,658,962 4 $100,000 8%
1992-93 $1,500,000 $2,765,037 10 $100,000 7%
Amount includes salary and any signing bonus paid in 1992-93.
Source: The Hockey News / La Presse
1993-94 $2,700,000 $4,834,432 4 $1,200,000 80%
Includes base salary and any signing bonus and deferred payments allocated to the 1993-94 season.
Source: The Hockey News
1994-95 $1,823,126 $3,181,552 11 -$876,874 -32%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $3,190,470 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: Guide Hockey 1995-1996
1995-96 $3,703,803 $6,287,083 11 $1,880,677 103%
Source: La Presse
1996-97 $4,492,349 $7,408,295 6 $788,546 21%
Source: Guide Hockey RDS (He made $4,025,000 according to La Presse)
1997-98 $5,079,063 $8,184,341 7 $586,714 13%
Includes base salary, signing bonus and bonuses paid in 1997-98.
Source: The Hockey News
1998-99 $4,800,000 $7,616,514 17 -$279,063 -5%
Includes base salary, signing bonus, bonuses paid in 1998-99, and deferred income paid in 1998-99.
Source: The Hockey News
1999-00 $6,000,000 $9,316,605 13 $1,200,000 25%
Includes base salary, signing/reporting bonus, and deferred income paid in 1999-2000. (Earned $4.975M according to The Hockey News 1999-2000 Ultimate Pool Guide)
Source: The Hockey News / The Sports Forecaster
2000-01 $8,000,000 $12,016,725 6 $2,000,000 33%
Source: The Hockey News Ultimate Fantasy Guide 2000-01
2001-02 $7,500,000 $10,955,837 18 -$500,000 -6%
2002-03 $8,500,000 $12,222,648 15 $1,000,000 13%
2003-04 $5,849,823 $8,225,240 38 -$2,650,177 -31%
2004-05 NHL lockout year: Season cancelled - no NHL salary paid.
2005-06 $1,250,000 $1,655,615 257
Career Earnings: US$64,598,164
(In today's dollars: US$101,362,950)

NHL Rank: 79
(In today's dollars: 38)

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