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Hockey Fortune: $84,600,000

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Brendan Shanahan’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $84,600,000 (US $134,018,451 in today's dollars), ranking #53 in NHL / hockey career earnings. Currently under contract for US $5,000,000 for a projected hockey fortune of US $89,600,000.

Birthdate: January 23, 1969
Country of birth: Canada
Position: RW
NHL Draft:
Salary History - Brendan Shanahan
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Earnings
(US$)
In today's
US$
Rank
1987-88 $200,000 $536,349
Prior to the season, signed a three-year plus one-year option contract with the New Jersey Devils for $600,000 plus bonuses.
Source(s): Book: Brian McFarlane's History of Hockey
1988-89 $200,000 $515,305
Source(s): Book: Brian McFarlane's History of Hockey
1989-90 $200,000 $491,571 190
(Earned $110,000 according to the Canadian Press)
Source(s): Book: Brian McFarlane's History of Hockey
1990-91 $130,000 $303,161 459
Two-way contract: $130,000 in the NHL and $45,000 in the minor leagues. He played in the NHL only, earning a full NHL salary.
Source(s): The Hockey News / Canadian Press
1991-92 $625,000 $1,398,322 46
1992-93 $1,390,000 $3,018,337 12
Amount includes salary and any signing bonus paid in 1992-93.
Source(s): The Hockey News / La Presse
1993-94 $1,000,000 $2,109,234 55
1994-95 $2,000,000 $4,111,456 9
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $3,500,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source(s): Guide Hockey 1995-1996
1995-96 $3,475,000 $6,948,632 13
Source(s): La Presse
1996-97 $3,600,000 $6,993,433 14
Source(s): Guide Hockey RDS (He made $3,975,000 according to La Presse)
1997-98 $3,600,000 $6,833,541 19
Includes base salary, signing bonus and bonuses paid in 1997-98.
Source(s): The Hockey News
1998-99 $4,000,000 $7,476,842 27
Includes base salary, signing bonus, bonuses paid in 1998-99, and deferred income paid in 1998-99.
Source(s): The Hockey News
1999-00 $4,000,000 $7,316,605 37
Includes base salary, signing/reporting bonus, and deferred income paid in 1999-2000.
Source(s): The Hockey News / The Sports Forecaster
2000-01 $6,500,000 $11,501,452 17
Includes base salary, bonuses paid in 2000-01, and deferred income paid in 2000-01.
Source(s): The Hockey News / The Hockey News Ultimate Fantasy Guide 2000-01
2001-02 $6,000,000 $10,324,730 23
2002-03 $7,000,000 $11,857,349 24
Does not include signing bonuses, performance bonuses and deferred payments.
Source(s): La Presse
2003-04 $6,500,000 $10,766,199 28
Source(s): Book: The Road to Hockeytown
2004-05 NHL lockout year: Season cancelled - no NHL salary paid.
2005-06 $2,280,000 $3,557,356 124
Source(s): La Presse
2006-07 $4,000,000 $6,045,935 65
Source(s): NHLPA
2007-08 $2,500,000 $3,673,917 177
Source(s): NHLPA
2008-09 $400,000 $566,094 746
On January 15, 2009, as an unrestricted free agent, signed a one-year contract with the New Jersey Devils for $800,000 per year. Earned a pro-rated $400,000 for the half-season.
Source(s): NHLPA / ESPN
2009-10 $0 $0 736
On August 5, 2009, signed a one-year contract with the New Jersey Devils for $1M. After four pre-season game, he decided to retire as a player.
Source(s): NHLPA / Fire & Ice
2019-20 $5,000,000 $5,959,086 181
On May 14, 2019, signed a six-year contract extension to remain President of the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Source(s): Book: Hockey's Hot Stove / NHL
2020-21 $5,000,000 $5,886,785 127
As President of the Toronto Maple Leafs
Source(s): Book: Hockey's Hot Stove
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 $5,000,000 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).
2021-22 $5,000,000 $5,621,771 164
As President of the Toronto Maple Leafs
Source(s): Book: Hockey's Hot Stove
2022-23 $5,000,000 $5,204,988 175
As President of the Toronto Maple Leafs
Source(s): Book: Hockey's Hot Stove
2023-24 $5,000,000 $5,000,000 215
As President of the Toronto Maple Leafs
Source(s): Book: Hockey's Hot Stove
Career Total: US $84,600,000
(In today's dollars: US $134,018,451)

NHL Rank: 53
(In today's dollars: 29)
Under Contract
2024-25 $5,000,000
As President of the Toronto Maple Leafs
Source(s): Book: Hockey's Hot Stove
Under contract for: US $5,000,000

Projected fortune at end of contract: US $89,600,000