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NHL Fortune: $31,738,143

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Darryl Sydor’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$31,738,143 (US$45,514,736 in today's dollars), ranking #370 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: May 13, 1972
Country of birth: Canada
Position: D
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1990
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 7
  • By: Los Angeles Kings

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
1990-91 $30,000 $59,389 763
Two-way contract: $135,000 in the NHL and $30,000 in the minor leagues. Plus bonus for games played: $10,000 at 40 games and an additional $10,000 at 80 games. He played in the WHL, earning a minor league salary. He played 98 NHL games between 1991 and 1993 and possibly earned both bonuses depending on the terms of the contract.
Source: The Hockey News
1991-92 $215,000 $408,341 299 $185,000 617%
1992-93 $180,000 $331,804 590 -$35,000 -16%
Amount includes salary and any signing bonus paid in 1992-93.
Source: The Hockey News / La Presse
1994-95 $457,143 $797,764 136
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $800,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: Guide Hockey 1995-1996
1995-96 $900,000 $1,527,720 157 $442,857 97%
Source: La Presse
1996-97 $1,200,000 $1,978,910 140 $300,000 33%
Source: La Presse / Guide Hockey RDS
1997-98 $1,500,000 $2,417,082 129 $300,000 25%
Includes base salary, signing bonus and bonuses paid in 1997-98.
Source: The Hockey News
1998-99 $1,800,000 $2,856,193 123 $300,000 20%
Includes base salary, signing bonus, bonuses paid in 1998-99, and deferred income paid in 1998-99.
Source: The Hockey News
1999-00 $2,400,000 $3,726,642 99 $600,000 33%
Includes base salary, signing/reporting bonus, and deferred income paid in 1999-2000.
Source: The Hockey News / The Sports Forecaster
2000-01 $2,600,000 $3,905,436 86 $200,000 8%
Source: The Hockey News Ultimate Fantasy Guide 2000-01
2001-02 $3,200,000 $4,674,490 79 $600,000 23%
2002-03 $3,500,000 $5,032,855 83 $300,000 9%
2003-04 $3,500,000 $4,921,233 95
2004-05 NHL lockout year: Season cancelled - no NHL salary paid.
2005-06 $2,128,000 $2,818,519 138
2006-07 $2,128,000 $2,730,435 183
Source: NHLPA
2007-08 $2,500,000 $3,118,790 173 $372,000 17%
Source: NHLPA
2008-09 $2,500,000 $3,003,484 227
Source: NHLPA
2009-10 $1,000,000 $1,205,649 395 -$1,500,000 -60%
Source: NHLPA
Career Earnings: US$31,738,143
(In today's dollars: US$45,514,736)

NHL Rank: 370
(In today's dollars: 271)

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