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NHL Fortune: $17,503,321

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Mike Sillinger’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$17,503,321 (US$24,534,329 in today's dollars), ranking #711 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: June 29, 1971
Country of birth: Canada
Position: C
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1989
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 11
  • By: Detroit Red Wings

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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 $43,750 $86,609 674
Two-way contract: $115,000 in the NHL and $40,000 in the minor leagues. Estimated salary earned based on ratio of NHL/minor league games played = $43,750.
Source: The Hockey News
1992-93 $180,000 $331,804 590
Amount includes salary and any signing bonus paid in 1992-93.
Source: The Hockey News / La Presse
1993-94 $160,000 $286,485 604 -$20,000 -11%
1994-95 $228,571 $398,882 352 $68,571 43%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $400,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: Guide Hockey 1995-1996
1995-96 $400,000 $678,987 435 $171,429 75%
Source: La Presse
1996-97 $440,000 $725,600 526 $40,000 10%
Source: La Presse / Guide Hockey RDS
1997-98 $625,000 $1,007,117 369 $185,000 42%
Includes base salary, signing bonus and bonuses paid in 1997-98.
Source: The Hockey News
1998-99 $725,000 $1,150,411 373 $100,000 16%
Includes base salary, signing bonus, bonuses paid in 1998-99, and deferred income paid in 1998-99.
Source: The Hockey News
1999-00 $800,000 $1,242,214 369 $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 $925,000 $1,389,434 349 $125,000 16%
Source: The Hockey News Ultimate Fantasy Guide 2000-01
2001-02 $1,750,000 $2,556,362 200 $825,000 89%
2002-03 $1,800,000 $2,588,326 211 $50,000 3%
2003-04 $1,800,000 $2,530,920 233
2004-05 NHL lockout year: Season cancelled - no NHL salary paid.
2005-06 $1,026,000 $1,358,929 309
2006-07 $2,100,000 $2,694,509 187 $1,074,000 105%
Source: NHLPA
2007-08 $2,200,000 $2,744,536 211 $100,000 5%
Source: NHLPA
2008-09 $2,300,000 $2,763,205 259 $100,000 5%
Source: NHLPA
Career Earnings: US$17,503,321
(In today's dollars: US$24,534,329)

NHL Rank: 711
(In today's dollars: 652)

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