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NHL Fortune: $13,239,286

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Sylvain Cote’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US $13,239,286 (US $22,161,012 in today's dollars), ranking #918 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: January 19, 1966
Country of birth: Canada
Position: D
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1984
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 11
  • By: Hartford Whalers

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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 $170,000 $370,662 254
Source: Canadian Press
1990-91 $180,000 $372,371 307 $10,000 6%
One-way contract.
Source: The Hockey News / Canadian Press
1991-92 $300,000 $595,418 168 $120,000 67%
1992-93 $325,000 $626,051 251 $25,000 8%
Amount includes salary and any signing bonus paid in 1992-93.
Source: The Hockey News / La Presse
1993-94 $700,000 $1,309,774 120 $375,000 115%
1994-95 $514,286 $937,872 115 -$185,714 -27%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $900,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: Guide Hockey 1995-1996
1995-96 $900,000 $1,596,469 161 $385,714 75%
Source: La Presse
1996-97 $1,300,000 $2,240,293 129 $400,000 44%
Source: La Presse / Guide Hockey RDS
1997-98 $1,500,000 $2,525,853 130 $200,000 15%
Includes base salary, signing bonus and bonuses paid in 1997-98.
Source: The Hockey News
1998-99 $1,500,000 $2,487,271 158
Includes base salary, signing bonus, bonuses paid in 1998-99, and deferred income paid in 1998-99.
Source: The Hockey News
1999-00 $1,500,000 $2,433,966 180
Includes base salary, signing/reporting bonus, and deferred income paid in 1999-2000.
Source: The Hockey News / The Sports Forecaster
2000-01 $1,400,000 $2,197,561 220 -$100,000 -7%
Includes base salary, bonuses paid in 2000-01, and deferred income paid in 2000-01.
Source: The Hockey News / The Hockey News Ultimate Fantasy Guide 2000-01
2001-02 $1,450,000 $2,213,447 239 $50,000 4%
2002-03 $1,500,000 $2,254,003 253 $50,000 3%
Career Total: US $13,239,286
(In today's dollars: US $22,161,012)

NHL Rank: 918
(In today's dollars: 781)

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