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NHL Fortune: $60,510,000

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Brendan Shanahan’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$60,510,000 (US$90,882,700 in today's dollars), ranking #97 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: January 23, 1969
Country of birth: Canada
Position: RW
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1987
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 2
  • By: New Jersey Devils

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
1989-90 $110,000 $229,512 451
Source: Canadian Press
1990-91 $130,000 $257,353 452 $20,000 18%
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: The Hockey News / Canadian Press
1991-92 $625,000 $1,187,036 46 $495,000 381%
1992-93 $1,390,000 $2,562,268 12 $765,000 122%
Amount includes salary and any signing bonus paid in 1992-93.
Source: The Hockey News / La Presse
1993-94 $1,000,000 $1,790,530 54 -$390,000 -28%
1994-95 $2,000,000 $3,490,217 8 $1,000,000 100%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $3,500,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: Guide Hockey 1995-1996
1995-96 $3,475,000 $5,898,697 13 $1,475,000 74%
Source: La Presse
1996-97 $3,600,000 $5,936,729 14 $125,000 4%
Source: Guide Hockey RDS (He made $3,975,000 according to La Presse)
1997-98 $3,600,000 $5,800,997 18
Includes base salary, signing bonus and bonuses paid in 1997-98.
Source: The Hockey News
1998-99 $4,000,000 $6,347,095 27 $400,000 11%
Includes base salary, signing bonus, bonuses paid in 1998-99, and deferred income paid in 1998-99.
Source: The Hockey News
1999-00 $4,000,000 $6,211,070 38
Includes base salary, signing/reporting bonus, and deferred income paid in 1999-2000.
Source: The Hockey News / The Sports Forecaster
2000-01 $6,500,000 $9,763,589 17 $2,500,000 63%
Source: The Hockey News Ultimate Fantasy Guide 2000-01
2001-02 $6,000,000 $8,764,669 23 -$500,000 -8%
2002-03 $7,000,000 $10,065,710 24 $1,000,000 17%
2003-04 $6,500,000 $9,139,432 29 -$500,000 -7%
2004-05 NHL lockout year: Season cancelled - no NHL salary paid.
2005-06 $2,280,000 $3,019,841 117
2006-07 $4,000,000 $5,132,397 62 $1,720,000 75%
Source: NHLPA
2007-08 $2,500,000 $3,118,790 173 -$1,500,000 -38%
Source: NHLPA
2008-09 $800,000 $961,115 498 -$1,700,000 -68%
Source: NHLPA
2009-10 $1,000,000 $1,205,649 395 $200,000 25%
Source: NHLPA
Career Earnings: US$60,510,000
(In today's dollars: US$90,882,700)

NHL Rank: 97
(In today's dollars: 50)

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