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NHL Fortune: $8,244,937

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Brian Bellows’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$8,244,937 (US$15,447,146 in today's dollars), ranking #1179 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: September 1, 1964
Country of birth: Canada
Position: LW
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1982
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 2
  • By: Minnesota North Stars

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
1982-83 $166,667 $446,737
As a rookie, signed a $500,000 for 3-year contract with Minnesota.
Source: Inside Hockey 1982-83
1983-84 $166,667 $432,832
Source: Inside Hockey 1982-83
1984-85 $166,667 $414,999
Source: Inside Hockey 1982-83
1985-86 $166,667 $400,763
Estimated minimum salary based on documented salaries for 1984-85 and 1989-90.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1986-87 $166,667 $393,304
Estimated minimum salary based on documented salaries for 1984-85 and 1989-90.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1987-88 $166,667 $379,423
Estimated minimum salary based on documented salaries for 1984-85 and 1989-90.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1988-89 $166,667 $364,536
Estimated minimum salary based on documented salaries for 1984-85 and 1989-90.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1989-90 $300,000 $625,942 55
Source: Canadian Press
1990-91 $675,000 $1,336,258 14 $375,000 125%
One-way contract.
Source: The Hockey News / Canadian Press
1991-92 $750,000 $1,424,444 27 $75,000 11%
1992-93 $1,240,500 $2,286,686 17 $490,500 65%
Contract in Canadian currency: $1,500,000. Amount includes salary and any signing bonus paid in 1992-93.
Source: The Hockey News
1993-94 $755,625 $1,352,969 106 -$484,875 -39%
Contract in Canadian currency: $975,000.
1994-95 $557,143 $972,275 104 -$198,482 -26%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $975,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: Guide Hockey 1995-1996
1995-96 $1,000,000 $1,697,467 129 $442,857 79%
Source: La Presse
1996-97 $1,000,000 $1,649,091 168
Source: La Presse / Guide Hockey RDS
1998-99 $800,000 $1,269,419 325
Includes base salary, signing bonus, bonuses paid in 1998-99, and deferred income paid in 1998-99.
Source: The Hockey News
Career Earnings: US$8,244,937
(In today's dollars: US$15,447,146)

NHL Rank: 1179
(In today's dollars: 922)

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