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NHL Fortune: $51,805,533

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Bill Guerin’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$51,805,533 (US$72,151,888 in today's dollars), ranking #147 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Country of birth: USA
Position: RW
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1989
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 5
  • 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$)
+/-
(%)
1992-93 $230,000 $423,972 428
Amount includes salary and any signing bonus paid in 1992-93.
Source: The Hockey News / La Presse
1993-94 $215,000 $384,964 534 -$15,000 -7%
1994-95 $122,857 $214,399 617 -$92,143 -43%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $215,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: Guide Hockey 1995-1996
1995-96 $743,671 $1,262,357 219 $620,814 505%
Source: La Presse
1996-97 $743,671 $1,226,382 280
Source: La Presse / Guide Hockey RDS
1998-99 $1,500,000 $2,380,161 156
Includes base salary, signing bonus, bonuses paid in 1998-99, and deferred income paid in 1998-99.
Source: The Hockey News
1999-00 $2,600,000 $4,037,195 78 $1,100,000 73%
Source: Associated Press / The Sports Forecaster
2000-01 $3,212,500 $4,825,466 65 $612,500 24%
Source: Associated Press
2001-02 $5,100,000 $7,449,969 39 $1,887,500 59%
2002-03 $8,732,891 $12,557,536 14 $3,632,891 71%
2003-04 $8,866,445 $12,466,812 13 $133,554 2%
2004-05 NHL lockout year: Season cancelled - no NHL salary paid.
2005-06 $6,738,498 $8,925,085 9
2006-07 $2,000,000 $2,566,199 196 -$4,738,498 -70%
Source: NHLPA
2007-08 $4,500,000 $5,613,823 64 $2,500,000 125%
Source: NHLPA
2008-09 $4,500,000 $5,406,270 85
Source: NHLPA
2009-10 $2,000,000 $2,411,299 280 -$2,500,000 -56%
Source: NHLPA
Career Earnings: US$51,805,533
(In today's dollars: US$72,151,888)

NHL Rank: 147
(In today's dollars: 107)

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