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NHL Fortune: $12,422,500

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Wayne Primeau’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$12,422,500 (US$17,199,389 in today's dollars), ranking #915 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Country of birth: Canada
Position: C
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1994
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 17
  • By: Buffalo Sabres

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
1995-96 $600,000 $1,018,480 279
Source: La Presse
1996-97 $625,000 $1,030,682 357 $25,000 4%
Source: La Presse / Guide Hockey RDS
1997-98 $675,000 $1,087,687 349 $50,000 8%
Includes base salary, signing bonus and bonuses paid in 1997-98.
Source: The Hockey News
1998-99 $475,000 $753,718 535 -$200,000 -30%
Includes base salary, signing bonus, bonuses paid in 1998-99, and deferred income paid in 1998-99.
Source: The Hockey News
1999-00 $522,500 $811,321 550 $47,500 10%
Includes base salary, signing/reporting bonus, and deferred income paid in 1999-2000.
Source: The Hockey News / Associated Press / The Sports Forecaster
2000-01 $600,000 $901,254 503 $77,500 15%
2001-02 $750,000 $1,095,584 460 $150,000 25%
2002-03 $825,000 $1,186,316 453 $75,000 10%
2003-04 $900,000 $1,265,460 424 $75,000 9%
2004-05 NHL lockout year: Season cancelled - no NHL salary paid.
2005-06 $1,100,000 $1,456,941 291
2006-07 $1,150,000 $1,475,564 329 $50,000 5%
Source: NHLPA
2007-08 $1,400,000 $1,746,523 297 $250,000 22%
Source: NHLPA
2008-09 $1,400,000 $1,681,951 341
Source: NHLPA
2009-10 $1,400,000 $1,687,909 344
Source: NHLPA
Career Earnings: US$12,422,500
(In today's dollars: US$17,199,389)

NHL Rank: 915
(In today's dollars: 859)

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