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NHL Fortune: $67,998,084

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Sergei Gonchar’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$67,998,084 (US$86,640,270 in today's dollars), ranking #70 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: April 13, 1974
Country of birth: Russia
Position: D
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1992
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 14
  • By: Washington Capitals

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
1994-95 $228,571 $398,882 352
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 $400,000 $659,637 568
Source: La Presse / Guide Hockey RDS
1997-98 $1,150,000 $1,853,096 184 $750,000 188%
Includes base salary, signing bonus and bonuses paid in 1997-98.
Source: The Hockey News
1998-99 $1,500,000 $2,380,161 156 $350,000 30%
Includes base salary, signing bonus, bonuses paid in 1998-99, and deferred income paid in 1998-99.
Source: The Hockey News
1999-00 $1,800,000 $2,794,981 140 $300,000 20%
Includes base salary, signing/reporting bonus, and deferred income paid in 1999-2000.
Source: The Hockey News / The Sports Forecaster
2000-01 $3,000,000 $4,506,272 71 $1,200,000 67%
2001-02 $3,200,000 $4,674,490 79 $200,000 7%
2002-03 $3,450,000 $4,960,957 91 $250,000 8%
2003-04 $3,650,000 $5,132,143 90 $200,000 6%
2004-05 NHL lockout year: Season cancelled - no NHL salary paid.
2005-06 $3,500,000 $4,635,721 56
2006-07 $4,500,000 $5,773,947 44 $1,000,000 29%
Source: NHLPA
2007-08 $5,500,000 $6,861,339 37 $1,000,000 22%
Source: NHLPA
2008-09 $6,000,000 $7,208,360 40 $500,000 9%
Source: NHLPA
2009-10 $5,500,000 $6,631,071 62 -$500,000 -8%
Source: NHLPA
2010-11 $5,500,000 $6,524,030 59
Source: NHLPA
2011-12 $5,500,000 $6,324,487 69
Source: NHLPA
2012-13 $3,219,512 $3,627,157 68 -$2,280,488 -41%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $5,500,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: NHLPA
2013-14 $5,000,000 $5,551,597 89 $1,780,488 55%
Source: NHLPA
2014-15 $5,000,000 $5,462,955 107
Source: NHLPA
Career Earnings: US$67,998,084
(In today's dollars: US$86,640,270)

NHL Rank: 70
(In today's dollars: 60)

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