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Hockey Fortune: $68,857,448

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Steve Yzerman’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $68,857,448 (US $130,199,775 in today's dollars), ranking #95 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: May 9, 1965
Country of birth: Canada
Position: C
NHL Draft:
Salary History - Steve Yzerman
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Earnings
(US$)
In today's
US$
Rank
1983-84 $110,000 $336,516
Estimated salary of $85,000 based on documented salary for 1984-85. His first season in the NHL. According to The Sporting News, also received a $25,000 bonus from the Detroit Red Wings for his "fine freshman year."
Source(s): HockeyZonePlus
1984-85 $85,000 $249,321
Source(s): Book: The Road to Hockeytown
1985-86 $428,571 $1,213,959
Prior to the season, signed a seven-year contract with the Detroit Red Wings for $3M.
Source(s): Book: Breakaway / The Washington Post
1986-87 $428,571 $1,191,366
Source(s): Book: Breakaway / The Washington Post
1987-88 $478,571 $1,283,406
In addition to his base salary of $428,571, he received a $50,000 bonus from the Red Wings for scoring 50 goals. (Earned $290,000 according to The Sporing News.)
Source(s): Book: Breakaway / The Washington Post / Book: Brian McFarlane's History of Hockey
1988-89 $428,571 $1,104,224
(Earned $385,000 according to The Sporting News.)
Source(s): Book: Breakaway / The Washington Post
1989-90 $1,800,000 $4,424,135 2
Prior to the season, signed a five-year contract with the Detroit Red Wings for a $1.2M yearly base salary and bonuses that could increase yearly compensation to $1.8M. (Earned $700,000 according to the Canadian Press.)
Source(s): The Sporting News / UPI
1990-91 $1,800,000 $4,197,612 4
(Earned $1.3M according to the Hockey News and Canadian Press.)
Source(s): The Sporting News / UPI
1991-92 $1,800,000 $4,027,168 4
Source(s): The Sporting News / UPI
1992-93 $1,800,000 $3,908,637 6
Amount includes salary and any signing bonus paid in 1992-93. (Earned $1.5M according to The Hockey News / La Presse.)
Source(s): The Sporting News / UPI
1993-94 $2,700,000 $5,694,933 4
Includes base salary and any signing bonus and deferred payments allocated to the 1993-94 season.
Source(s): The Hockey News
1994-95 $1,823,126 $3,747,851 12
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $3,190,470 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source(s): Guide Hockey 1995-1996
1995-96 $3,703,803 $7,406,148 11
Source(s): La Presse
1996-97 $4,492,349 $8,726,929 6
Source(s): Guide Hockey RDS (He made $4,025,000 according to La Presse)
1997-98 $5,079,063 $9,641,107 9
Includes base salary, signing bonus and bonuses paid in 1997-98.
Source(s): The Hockey News
1998-99 $4,800,000 $8,972,210 16
Includes base salary, signing bonus, bonuses paid in 1998-99, and deferred income paid in 1998-99.
Source(s): The Hockey News
1999-00 $6,000,000 $10,974,907 13
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(s): The Hockey News / The Sports Forecaster
2000-01 $8,000,000 $14,155,633 6
Includes base salary, bonuses paid in 2000-01, and deferred income paid in 2000-01.
Source(s): The Hockey News / The Hockey News Ultimate Fantasy Guide 2000-01
2001-02 $7,500,000 $12,905,913 18
2002-03 $8,500,000 $14,398,210 15
Does not include signing bonuses, performance bonuses and deferred payments.
Source(s): La Presse
2003-04 $5,849,823 $9,689,286 38
Source(s): Book: The Road to Hockeytown
2004-05 NHL lockout year: Season cancelled - no NHL salary paid.
2005-06 $1,250,000 $1,950,305 260
Source(s): La Presse
Career Total: US $68,857,448
(In today's dollars: US $130,199,775)

NHL Rank: 95
(In today's dollars: 37)