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NHL Fortune: $37,276,580

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Matt Cullen’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$37,276,580 (US$45,220,993 in today's dollars), ranking #285 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: November 2, 1976
Country of birth: USA
Position: C
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1996
  • Round #2
  • Overall Pick: 35
  • By: Anaheim Ducks

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
1997-98 $590,000 $950,719 408
Includes base salary, signing bonus and bonuses paid in 1997-98.
Source: The Hockey News
1998-99 $445,000 $706,114 571 -$145,000 -25%
Includes base salary, signing bonus, bonuses paid in 1998-99, and deferred income paid in 1998-99.
Source: The Hockey News
1999-00 $400,000 $621,107 650 -$45,000 -10%
Includes base salary, signing/reporting bonus, and deferred income paid in 1999-2000. (Earned $445,000 according to The Hockey News 1999-2000 Ultimate Pool Guide)
Source: The Hockey News / The Sports Forecaster
2000-01 $440,000 $660,920 663 $40,000 10%
2001-02 $484,000 $707,017 646 $44,000 10%
2002-03 $1,500,000 $2,156,938 253 $1,016,000 210%
2003-04 $1,750,000 $2,460,616 235 $250,000 17%
2004-05 NHL lockout year: Season cancelled - no NHL salary paid.
2005-06 $668,800 $885,820 458
2006-07 $3,100,000 $3,977,608 109 $2,431,200 364%
Source: NHLPA
2007-08 $2,800,000 $3,493,045 154 -$300,000 -10%
Source: NHLPA
2008-09 $2,800,000 $3,363,902 212
Source: NHLPA
2009-10 $2,800,000 $3,375,818 221
Source: NHLPA
2010-11 $3,500,000 $4,151,656 158 $700,000 25%
Source: NHLPA
2011-12 $3,500,000 $4,024,673 186
Source: NHLPA
2012-13 $2,048,780 $2,308,191 180 -$1,451,220 -41%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $3,500,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: NHLPA
2013-14 $3,000,000 $3,330,958 263 $951,220 46%
Source: NHLPA
2014-15 $4,000,000 $4,370,364 171 $1,000,000 33%
Source: NHLPA
2015-16 $800,000 $873,040 610 -$3,200,000 -80%
Source: NHLPA
2016-17 $1,000,000 $1,077,705 489 $200,000 25%
Source: NHLPA
2017-18 $1,000,000 $1,055,238 455
Source: NHLPA
2018-19 $650,000 $669,543 983 -$350,000 -35%
Source: NHLPA
Career Earnings: US$37,276,580
(In today's dollars: US$45,220,993)

NHL Rank: 285
(In today's dollars: 276)

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