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NHL Fortune: $66,087,195

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Dany Heatley’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US $66,087,195 (US $84,986,227 in today's dollars), ranking #92 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: January 21, 1981
Country of birth: Germany
Position: LW
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 2000
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 2
  • By: Atlanta Thrashers

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
2001-02 $4,000,000 $6,106,060 54
With a base salary of $1,075,000, earned nearly $4M with various bonuses as a first round pick, second overall. His first season in the NHL.
Source: Book: A Season of Loss, a Lifetime of Forgiveness
2002-03 $4,000,000 $6,010,674 61
With a base salary of $1,075,000, earned nearly $4M with various bonuses as a first round pick, second overall.
Source: Book: A Season of Loss, a Lifetime of Forgiveness / La Presse
2003-04 $1,075,000 $1,579,542 384 -$2,925,000 -73%
2004-05 NHL lockout year: Season cancelled - no NHL salary paid.
2005-06 $3,500,000 $4,844,334 60 $2,425,000 226%
Prior to the season, as a restricted free agent, signed a three-year contract with the Ottawa Senators for $13.5M.
Source: La Presse
2006-07 $4,500,000 $6,033,781 47 $1,000,000 29%
Source: NHLPA
2007-08 $5,500,000 $7,170,107 38 $1,000,000 22%
Prior to the season, signed a six-year contract extension with the Ottawa Senators for $45M.
Source: NHLPA
2008-09 $10,000,000 $12,554,575 1 $4,500,000 82%
Source: NHLPA
2009-10 $8,000,000 $10,079,239 6 -$2,000,000 -20%
Source: NHLPA
2010-11 $8,000,000 $9,916,537 6
Source: NHLPA
2011-12 $8,000,000 $9,613,230 10
Source: NHLPA
2012-13 $3,512,195 $4,134,964 55 -$4,487,805 -56%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $6,000,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: NHLPA
2013-14 $5,000,000 $5,801,425 90 $1,487,805 42%
Source: NHLPA
2014-15 $1,000,000 $1,141,759 488 -$4,000,000 -80%
Prior to the season, as a free agent, signed a one-year contract with the Anaheim Ducks for $1M. He played only 6 games in the NHL and the rest of the season in the AHL. Never played again in the NHL, playing in Germany in 2015-16 before retiring as a pro hockey player.
Source: NHLPA / NHL
Career Total: US $66,087,195
(In today's dollars: US $84,986,227)

NHL Rank: 92
(In today's dollars: 88)

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