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NHL Fortune: $22,974,000

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Ruslan Salei’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$22,974,000 (US$30,677,273 in today's dollars), ranking #571 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: November 2, 1974
Country of birth: Belarus
Position: D
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1996
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 9
  • By: Anaheim Ducks

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
1996-97 $725,000 $1,195,591 285
Source: Guide Hockey RDS
1997-98 $750,000 $1,208,541 305 $25,000 3%
Includes base salary, signing bonus and bonuses paid in 1997-98.
Source: The Hockey News
1998-99 $775,000 $1,229,750 342 $25,000 3%
Includes base salary, signing bonus, bonuses paid in 1998-99, and deferred income paid in 1998-99.
Source: The Hockey News
1999-00 $850,000 $1,319,852 335 $75,000 10%
Includes base salary, signing/reporting bonus, and deferred income paid in 1999-2000.
Source: The Hockey News / The Sports Forecaster
2000-01 $900,000 $1,351,882 358 $50,000 6%
2001-02 $950,000 $1,387,739 379 $50,000 6%
2002-03 $1,600,000 $2,300,734 233 $650,000 68%
2003-04 $1,750,000 $2,460,616 235 $150,000 9%
2004-05 NHL lockout year: Season cancelled - no NHL salary paid.
2005-06 $1,824,000 $2,415,873 175
2006-07 $2,775,000 $3,560,601 127 $951,000 52%
Source: NHLPA
2007-08 $3,025,000 $3,773,736 136 $250,000 9%
Source: NHLPA
2008-09 $3,025,000 $3,634,215 187
Source: NHLPA
2009-10 $3,275,000 $3,948,501 190 $250,000 8%
Source: NHLPA
2010-11 $750,000 $889,640 551 -$2,525,000 -77%
Source: NHLPA
Career Earnings: US$22,974,000
(In today's dollars: US$30,677,273)

NHL Rank: 571
(In today's dollars: 504)

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