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NHL Fortune: $15,147,464

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Valeri Bure’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$15,147,464 (US$22,302,124 in today's dollars), ranking #798 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: June 13, 1974
Country of birth: Russia
Position: RW
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1992
  • Round #2
  • Overall Pick: 33
  • By: Montreal Canadiens

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
1994-95 $167,314 $291,982 507
Contract in Canadian currency: $400,000. Because of the lockout, his NHL salary was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: Guide Hockey 1995-1996
1995-96 $255,150 $433,109 615 $87,836 52%
Contract in Canadian currency: $350,000.
Source: La Presse
1996-97 $700,000 $1,154,364 301 $444,850 174%
Source: La Presse / Guide Hockey RDS
1997-98 $725,000 $1,168,256 326 $25,000 4%
Includes base salary, signing bonus and bonuses paid in 1997-98.
Source: The Hockey News
1998-99 $925,000 $1,467,766 265 $200,000 28%
Includes base salary, signing bonus, bonuses paid in 1998-99, and deferred income paid in 1998-99.
Source: The Hockey News
1999-00 $1,100,000 $1,708,044 241 $175,000 19%
Includes base salary, signing/reporting bonus, and deferred income paid in 1999-2000.
Source: The Hockey News / The Sports Forecaster
2000-01 $1,175,000 $1,764,956 250 $75,000 7%
Source: The Hockey News Ultimate Fantasy Guide 2000-01
2001-02 $2,600,000 $3,798,023 114 $1,425,000 121%
2002-03 $2,900,000 $4,170,080 116 $300,000 12%
2003-04 $3,100,000 $4,358,806 118 $200,000 7%
2004-05 NHL lockout year: Season cancelled - no NHL salary paid.
2005-06 $1,500,000 $1,986,738 221
Career Earnings: US$15,147,464
(In today's dollars: US$22,302,124)

NHL Rank: 798
(In today's dollars: 710)

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