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NHL Fortune: $1,025,000


Brian Finley’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$1,025,000 (US$1,591,587 in today's dollars), ranking #3023 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: July 3, 1981
Country of birth: Canada
Position: G
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1999
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 6
  • By: Nashville Predators

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
In today's
1999-00 $1,025,000 $1,591,587 260
On September 29, 1999, as a 1999 6th overall NHL draft pick, signed a three-year contract with the Nashville Predators for a potential total value of $9M+, mostly tied to performance bonuses at the NHL level: $525,000 in 1999-2000, $525,000 in 2000-01 and $1.025M in 2001-02. Also included a signing bonus of $1.025M (According to the Toronto Star, the signing bonus was $1.25M). He only played 4 NHL career games, starting with one game in 2002-03. He played in the OHL in 1999-2000, earning his signing bonus of $1.025M.
Source: Hockey's Future
2000-01 $0 $0 764 -$1,025,000 -100%
He played in the OHL in 2000-01. Did not earn any NHL performance bonus.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
2001-02 $0 $0 759 $0 9900%
Missed the whole season due to a severe groin injury. Did not earn any performance bonus and unclear if he was paid his $1.025M NHL salary scheduled for that season.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
Career Earnings: US$1,025,000
(In today's dollars: US$1,591,587)

NHL Rank: 3023
(In today's dollars: 2937)

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