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NHL Fortune: $855,581

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Daniel Goneau’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$855,581 (US$1,434,130 in today's dollars), ranking #3426 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: January 6, 1976
Country of birth: Canada
Position: LW
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1996
  • Round #2
  • Overall Pick: 48
  • By: New York Rangers

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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 $0 $0 687
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $0 was prorated for the 48-game season. After being drafted by Boston in the second round, was offered a $150,000 signing bonus to agree to a contract. He turned it down and became available in the NHL draft 2 years later.
Source: Daniel Goneau on 91.9 Sports radio
1996-97 $540,938 $924,268 425
After being drafted in the second round by the New York Rangers, signed a three-year, two-way, contract for $1.2M ($375,000 the first season) in the NHL and an unknown salary in the AHL, and a signing bonus of $300,000. Played 41 NHL and 39 AHL games earning a pro-rated salary of $240,938 (assuming a $100,000 salary in the minors) plus his $300,000 signing bonus.
Source: Guide Hockey RDS / Daniel Goneau on Drette Su'l Tape podcast / Daniel Goneau on 91.9 Sports radio
1997-98 $144,643 $241,492 694 -$396,295 -73%
Played 11 NHL and 66 AHL games for a pro-rated salary of $144,643 (assuming an NHL salary was $412,500 and AHL salary of $100,000)
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1998-99 $100,000 $164,407 778 -$44,643 -31%
Played the whole season in the AHL for a minor league salary estimated at $100,000.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
2001-02 $35,000 $52,973 756
With the Backnell Bees of the British Ice Hockey Superleague, made the equivalent of about $35,000, after taxes, with furnished apartment and car.
Source: Daniel Goneau on Drette Su'l Tape podcast
2003-04 $35,000 $50,989 718
With the Fife Flyers of the British National League, made the equivalent of about $35,000, after taxes, with furnished apartment and car.
Source: Daniel Goneau on Drette Su'l Tape podcast
2004-05 NHL lockout year: Season cancelled - no NHL salary paid.
Career Total: US$855,581
(In today's dollars: US$1,434,130)

NHL Rank: 3426
(In today's dollars: 3329)

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