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NHL Fortune: $20,107,000

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Sean Avery’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$20,107,000 (US$25,500,665 in today's dollars), ranking #671 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
2000-01 $125,000 $196,211 761
Signed a 3-year contract with the Detroit Red Wings for $1.275M plus a $125,000 signing bonus. It was likely a two-way contract. He played the whole season in the AHL for an undisclosed AHL contract amount.
Source: The Players' Tribune
2001-02 $200,000 $305,303 754 $75,000 60%
Likely under a two-way contract, played half the season in the AHL and half in the NHL, earning a bit over half his NHL salary.
Source: The Players' Tribune
2002-03 $310,000 $465,827 731 $110,000 55%
Likely under a two-way contract, played 51 games in the NHL and 15 games in the AHL, earning around $310,000 plus his AHL salary.
Source: The Players' Tribune
2003-04 $440,000 $646,510 667 $130,000 42%
2004-05 NHL lockout year: Season cancelled - no NHL salary paid.
2005-06 $532,000 $736,339 552
2006-07 $1,100,000 $1,474,924 335 $568,000 107%
Source: NHLPA
2007-08 $1,900,000 $2,476,946 242 $800,000 73%
Source: NHLPA
2008-09 $3,500,000 $4,394,101 142 $1,600,000 84%
Signed a 4-year contract with the Dallas Stars for $15.5M ($3.5M the first year and $4M each of the following 3 years)
Source: NHL.com / ESPN / The Hockey News
2009-10 $4,000,000 $5,039,620 118 $500,000 14%
Source: NHLPA / NHL.com / ESPN / The Hockey News
2010-11 $4,000,000 $4,958,268 118
Source: NHLPA / NHL.com / ESPN / The Hockey News
2011-12 $4,000,000 $4,806,615 138
He retired from pro hockey after the season.
Source: NHL.com / ESPN / The Hockey News
Career Total: US$20,107,000
(In today's dollars: US$25,500,665)

NHL Rank: 671
(In today's dollars: 687)

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