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NHL Fortune: $23,027,857

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Jeff Friesen’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$23,027,857 (US$34,088,341 in today's dollars), ranking #570 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: August 5, 1976
Country of birth: Canada
Position: LW
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1994
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 11
  • By: San Jose Sharks

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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 $342,857 $598,323 214
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $600,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: Guide Hockey 1995-1996
1995-96 $850,000 $1,442,847 174 $507,143 148%
Source: La Presse
1996-97 $955,000 $1,574,882 190 $105,000 12%
Source: La Presse / Guide Hockey RDS
1997-98 $1,000,000 $1,611,388 205 $45,000 5%
Includes base salary, signing bonus and bonuses paid in 1997-98.
Source: The Hockey News
1998-99 $2,500,000 $3,966,935 73 $1,500,000 150%
Includes base salary, signing bonus, bonuses paid in 1998-99, and deferred income paid in 1998-99.
Source: The Hockey News
1999-00 $2,500,000 $3,881,919 84
Includes base salary, signing/reporting bonus, and deferred income paid in 1999-2000.
Source: The Hockey News / The Sports Forecaster
2000-01 $2,500,000 $3,755,226 87
Source: The Hockey News Ultimate Fantasy Guide 2000-01
2001-02 $2,500,000 $3,651,946 122
2002-03 $3,000,000 $4,313,876 105 $500,000 20%
2003-04 $3,000,000 $4,218,200 121
2004-05 NHL lockout year: Season cancelled - no NHL salary paid.
2005-06 $2,280,000 $3,019,841 117
2006-07 $1,600,000 $2,052,959 253 -$680,000 -30%
Source: NHLPA
Career Earnings: US$23,027,857
(In today's dollars: US$34,088,341)

NHL Rank: 570
(In today's dollars: 424)

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