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NHL Fortune: $39,170,280

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Stephen Weiss’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$39,170,280 (US$44,943,460 in today's dollars), ranking #268 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Country of birth: Canada
Position: C
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 2001
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 4
  • By: Florida Panthers

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
2002-03 $1,130,000 $1,624,893 330
2003-04 $1,130,000 $1,588,855 349
2004-05 NHL lockout year: Season cancelled - no NHL salary paid.
2005-06 $610,280 $808,311 497
2006-07 $900,000 $1,154,789 402 $289,720 47%
Source: NHLPA
2007-08 $1,800,000 $2,245,529 245 $900,000 100%
Source: NHLPA
2008-09 $2,500,000 $3,003,484 227 $700,000 39%
Source: NHLPA
2009-10 $3,000,000 $3,616,948 204 $500,000 20%
Source: NHLPA
2010-11 $3,200,000 $3,795,799 196 $200,000 7%
Source: NHLPA
2011-12 $4,000,000 $4,599,627 138 $800,000 25%
Source: NHLPA
2012-13 $2,400,000 $2,703,881 134 -$1,600,000 -40%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $4,100,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: NHLPA
2013-14 $4,000,000 $4,441,277 151 $1,600,000 67%
Before the season, signed a 5-year contract with the Detroit Red Wings for $24.5M.
Source: NHLPA / Mlive
2014-15 $4,500,000 $4,916,660 137 $500,000 13%
After the season, the 3 remaining years of his contract was bought out by the Red Wings for $10M over the next 6 years ($1,666,666 per year) and he retired from pro hockey.
Source: NHLPA / Mlive / SBNation
2015-16 $1,666,667 $1,818,834 400 -$2,833,333 -63%
Retired. Received $1,666,666 as part of his contract buyout.
Source: SBNation
2016-17 $1,666,667 $1,796,175 411
Retired. Received $1,666,666 as part of his contract buyout.
Source: SBNation
2017-18 $1,666,667 $1,758,730 404
Retired. Received $1,666,666 as part of his contract buyout.
Source: SBNation
2018-19 $1,666,667 $1,716,778 471
Retired. Received $1,666,666 as part of his contract buyout.
Source: SBNation
2019-20 $1,666,667 $1,686,224 469 $0 0%
Retired. Received $1,666,666 as part of his contract buyout.
Source: SBNation
2020-21 $1,666,667 $1,666,667 441
Retired. Received $1,666,666 as part of his contract buyout.
Source: SBNation
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the NHL played a 56-game season instead of 82. Base salaries were not pro-rated but 10% of $1,666,667 was deferred and payable in three yearly payments, starting in October 2022, without interests. Escrow for the season was increased to 20% and performance bonuses were pro-rated (amounts and targets to reach).
Career Earnings: US$39,170,280
(In today's dollars: US$44,943,460)

NHL Rank: 268
(In today's dollars: 279)

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