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NHL Fortune: $6,760,760

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Benoit Brunet’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US $6,760,760 (US $11,234,589 in today's dollars), ranking #1410 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: August 24, 1968
Country of birth: Canada
Position: LW
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1986
  • Round #2
  • Overall Pick: 27
  • By: Montreal Canadiens

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
1990-91 $73,054 $151,129 571
Contract in Canadian currency: $85,244. Two-way contract: CAN$135,000 in the NHL and CAN$50,000 in the minor leagues. Plus bonus for games played: CAN$10,000 at 30 games and an additional CAN$10,000 at 60 games. Played 17 NHL and 24 AHL games, earning a pro-rated salary of CAN$85,244. He played 35 NHL games between 1990 and 1992; 82 NHL games between 1990 and 1993 and possibly earned both bonuses depending on the terms of the contract.
Source: The Hockey News / Canadian Press
1991-92 $99,304 $197,091 579 $26,250 36%
Contract in Canadian currency: $113,750. Played 18 NHL and 10 AHL games. Assuming that he had the same two-way contract as in 1990-91, he earned a pro-rated salary of CAN$113,750.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1992-93 $173,670 $334,542 638 $74,366 75%
Contract in Canadian currency: $210,000. Amount includes salary and any signing bonus paid in 1992-93.
Source: The Hockey News / La Presse
1993-94 $282,875 $529,289 434 $109,205 63%
Contract in Canadian currency: $365,000.
1994-95 $156,857 $286,051 553 -$126,018 -45%
Contract in Canadian currency: $375,000. Because of the lockout, his NHL salary was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: Guide Hockey 1995-1996
1995-96 $500,000 $886,927 350 $343,143 219%
Source: La Presse
1996-97 $560,000 $965,049 398 $60,000 12%
Source: La Presse / Guide Hockey RDS
1997-98 $615,000 $1,035,600 381 $55,000 10%
Includes base salary, signing bonus and bonuses paid in 1997-98.
Source: The Hockey News
1998-99 $1,000,000 $1,658,180 243 $385,000 63%
Includes base salary, signing bonus, bonuses paid in 1998-99, and deferred income paid in 1998-99.
Source: The Hockey News
1999-00 $1,100,000 $1,784,908 242 $100,000 10%
Includes base salary, signing/reporting bonus, and deferred income paid in 1999-2000.
Source: The Hockey News / The Sports Forecaster
2000-01 $1,100,000 $1,726,655 262
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 $1,100,000 $1,679,166 305
Retired from pro-hockey after the season.
Career Total: US $6,760,760
(In today's dollars: US $11,234,589)

NHL Rank: 1410
(In today's dollars: 1232)

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