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NHL Fortune: $43,625,134

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Owen Nolan’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$43,625,134 (US$63,736,029 in today's dollars), ranking #216 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: September 22, 1971
Country of birth: Great Britain
Position: RW
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1990
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 1
  • By: Quebec Nordiques

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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 $364,225 $721,035 49
Contract in Canadian currency: $425,000. One-way contract. As a first round pick overall in the NHL, signed a 5-year, one-way, contract with the Quebec Nordiques that included a CAN$250,000 signing bonus. (Base salary of CAN$175k + signing bonus of CAN$250k in the first year.)
Source: The Hockey News / Canadian Press / Book: Brodeur - Beyond the Crease
1991-92 $226,980 $431,094 284 -$137,245 -38%
Contract in Canadian currency: $260,000.
1992-93 $219,155 $403,981 460 -$7,825 -3%
Contract in Canadian currency: $265,000. Amount includes salary and any signing bonus paid in 1992-93.
Source: The Hockey News / La Presse
1993-94 $542,500 $971,363 187 $323,345 148%
Contract in Canadian currency: $700,000.
1994-95 $334,629 $583,963 225 -$207,871 -38%
Contract in Canadian currency: $800,000. Because of the lockout, his NHL salary was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: Guide Hockey 1995-1996
1995-96 $729,000 $1,237,453 222 $394,371 118%
Contract in Canadian currency: $1,000,000.
Source: La Presse
1996-97 $2,500,000 $4,122,729 41 $1,771,000 243%
Source: La Presse / Guide Hockey RDS
1997-98 $2,700,000 $4,350,748 45 $200,000 8%
Includes base salary, signing bonus and bonuses paid in 1997-98.
Source: The Hockey News
1998-99 $2,783,645 $4,417,015 59 $83,645 3%
Includes base salary, signing bonus, bonuses paid in 1998-99, and deferred income paid in 1998-99.
Source: The Hockey News
1999-00 $2,750,000 $4,270,110 72 -$33,645 -1%
Includes base salary, signing/reporting bonus, and deferred income paid in 1999-2000. (Earned $2.8M according to The Hockey News 1999-2000 Ultimate Pool Guide)
Source: The Hockey News / The Sports Forecaster
2000-01 $4,750,000 $7,134,930 33 $2,000,000 73%
2001-02 $5,250,000 $7,669,086 36 $500,000 11%
2002-03 $5,500,000 $7,908,773 36 $250,000 5%
2003-04 $6,500,000 $9,139,432 29 $1,000,000 18%
2004-05 NHL lockout year: Season cancelled - no NHL salary paid.
2006-07 $1,225,000 $1,571,797 313
Source: NHLPA
2007-08 $1,750,000 $2,183,153 249 $525,000 43%
Source: NHLPA
2008-09 $2,750,000 $3,303,832 215 $1,000,000 57%
Source: NHLPA
2009-10 $2,750,000 $3,315,536 226
Source: NHLPA
Career Earnings: US$43,625,134
(In today's dollars: US$63,736,029)

NHL Rank: 216
(In today's dollars: 140)

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