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NHL Fortune: $8,649,800

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Wade Belak’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$8,649,800 (US$12,258,272 in today's dollars), ranking #1143 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

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All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
1996-97 $675,000 $1,113,137 329
Source: Guide Hockey RDS
1997-98 $600,000 $966,833 380 -$75,000 -11%
1998-99 $525,000 $833,056 490 -$75,000 -13%
Includes base salary, signing bonus, bonuses paid in 1998-99, and deferred income paid in 1998-99.
Source: The Hockey News
1999-00 $580,000 $900,605 512 $55,000 10%
Includes base salary, signing/reporting bonus, and deferred income paid in 1999-2000.
Source: The Hockey News / The Sports Forecaster
2000-01 $683,000 $1,025,928 470 $103,000 18%
2001-02 $701,800 $1,025,174 487 $18,800 3%
2002-03 $770,000 $1,107,228 474 $68,200 10%
2003-04 $850,000 $1,195,157 446 $80,000 10%
2004-05 NHL lockout year: Season cancelled - no NHL salary paid.
2005-06 $665,000 $880,787 461
2006-07 $675,000 $866,092 504 $10,000 2%
Source: NHLPA
2007-08 $625,000 $779,698 560 -$50,000 -7%
Source: NHLPA
2008-09 $650,000 $780,906 573 $25,000 4%
Source: NHLPA
2009-10 $650,000 $783,672 568
Source: NHLPA
Total:
US$8,649,800

In today's dollars:
US$12,258,272
NHL Rank:
1143

In today's dollars:
1067

Interesting animated bar chart race showing that 36 players and 1 commissioner appeared, in the past 25 years, in the yearly Top Ten NHL/hockey fortunes accumulated. Jaromir Jagr is #1 in total hockey earnings since 2002-03 and will be taken over in 2-3 years by Crosby and Ovechkin. How is your 401k/RSSP doing?

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