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NHL Fortune: $39,170,280

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Stephen Weiss’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US $39,170,280 (US $46,965,026 in today's dollars), ranking #297 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 $1,698,015 337
Does not include signing bonuses, performance bonuses and deferred payments.
Source: La Presse
2003-04 $1,130,000 $1,660,356 353
2004-05 NHL lockout year: Season cancelled - no NHL salary paid.
2005-06 $610,280 $844,686 503 -$519,720 -46%
2006-07 $900,000 $1,206,756 411 $289,720 47%
Source: NHLPA
2007-08 $1,800,000 $2,346,580 250 $900,000 100%
Source: NHLPA
2008-09 $2,500,000 $3,138,644 231 $700,000 39%
Source: NHLPA
2009-10 $3,000,000 $3,779,715 208 $500,000 20%
Source: NHLPA
2010-11 $3,200,000 $3,966,615 198 $200,000 7%
Source: NHLPA
2011-12 $4,000,000 $4,806,615 141 $800,000 25%
Source: NHLPA
2012-13 $2,400,000 $2,825,559 138 -$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 $4,641,140 154 $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 $5,137,915 142 $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 $1,900,683 402 -$2,833,333 -63%
Retired. Received $1,666,666 as part of his contract buyout.
Source: SBNation
2016-17 $1,666,667 $1,877,005 417
Retired. Received $1,666,666 as part of his contract buyout.
Source: SBNation
2017-18 $1,666,667 $1,837,875 408
Retired. Received $1,666,666 as part of his contract buyout.
Source: SBNation
2018-19 $1,666,667 $1,794,034 474
Retired. Received $1,666,666 as part of his contract buyout.
Source: SBNation
2019-20 $1,666,667 $1,762,106 475 $0 0%
Retired. Received $1,666,666 as part of his contract buyout.
Source: SBNation
2020-21 $1,666,667 $1,740,726 451
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 Total: US $39,170,280
(In today's dollars: US $46,965,026)

NHL Rank: 297
(In today's dollars: 303)

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