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NHL Fortune: $69,821,517

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Alexei Yashin’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $69,821,517 (US $109,055,124 in today's dollars), ranking #86 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Country of birth: Russia
Position: C
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1992
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 2
  • By: Ottawa Senators

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
1993-94 $650,000 $1,324,657 149
His first season in the NHL.
1994-95 $276,069 $548,338 300
Contract in Canadian currency: $660,000. Because of the lockout, his NHL salary was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: Guide Hockey 1995-1996
1995-96 $1,300,000 $2,511,616 103
After a lenghty holdout where he played in the IHL and in Russia, signed a five-year contract with the Ottawa Senator for over $13M and joined the team for the second half of the season. Based on his documented salary for the following 4 seasons, and the fact that he missed half of 1995-96, it appears that he earned a pro-rated salary of $1.3M in 1995-96.
Source: Book: Brian McFarlane's History of Hockey / HockeyZonePlus
1996-97 $2,700,000 $5,067,772 34
Source: La Presse / Guide Hockey RDS
1997-98 $2,900,000 $5,318,714 37
Includes base salary, signing bonus and bonuses paid in 1997-98.
Source: The Hockey News
1998-99 $3,100,000 $5,598,675 49
Includes base salary, signing bonus, bonuses paid in 1998-99, and deferred income paid in 1998-99.
Source: The Hockey News
1999-00 $0 $0 779
Had a contract for $3M but refused to honor it, wanting a raise. He was suspended by the Ottawa Senators and did not play that season.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
2000-01 $3,600,000 $6,154,704 52
Includes base salary, bonuses paid in 2000-01, and deferred income paid in 2000-01. (Earned $3M according to The Hockey News Ultimate Fantasy Guide 2000-01)
Source: The Hockey News\
2001-02 $6,549,944 $10,890,063 21
Prior to the season, signed a ten-year contract with the New York Islanders for $87.5M.
Source: Sportsnet
2002-03 $7,400,000 $12,111,185 22
Does not include signing bonuses, performance bonuses and deferred payments.
Source: La Presse
2003-04 $8,400,000 $13,442,922 16
2004-05 NHL lockout year: Season cancelled - no NHL salary paid.
2005-06 $7,600,000 $11,457,013 3
The salary negotiated as part of his 2001 contract was reduced by 24% to $7.6M due to the new NHL Collective Bargaining Agreement signed the previous season.
Source: Sportsnet / La Presse
2006-07 $7,600,000 $11,098,963 4
The salary negotiated as part of his 2001 contract was reduced by 24% to $7.6M due to the new NHL Collective Bargaining Agreement signed in 2004-05. After the season, the New York Islanders bought out the last four years of his contract for two-thirds of the $26.45M remaining on the contract, to be paid in equal yearly payments of $2,215,188 over the following 8 seasons. Never played in the NHL again, after, playing 5 more seasons in Russia.
Source: NHLPA / Newsday
2007-08 $2,218,188 $3,149,583 215
Payment from the New York Islanders from 2007 buyout.
Source: Newsday
2008-09 $2,218,188 $3,033,138 273
Payment from the New York Islanders from 2007 buyout.
Source: Newsday
2009-10 $2,218,188 $3,043,882 280
Payment from the New York Islanders from 2007 buyout.
Source: Newsday
2010-11 $2,218,188 $2,994,747 280
Payment from the New York Islanders from 2007 buyout.
Source: Newsday
2011-12 $2,218,188 $2,903,150 320
Payment from the New York Islanders from 2007 buyout.
Source: Newsday
2012-13 $2,218,188 $2,844,351 170
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $3,789,405 was prorated for the 48-game season. Payment from the New York Islanders from 2007 buyout.
Source: Newsday
2013-14 $2,218,188 $2,803,205 351
Payment from the New York Islanders from 2007 buyout.
Source: Newsday
2014-15 $2,218,188 $2,758,446 352
Payment from the New York Islanders from 2007 buyout.
Source: Newsday
Career Total: US $69,821,517
(In today's dollars: US $109,055,124)

NHL Rank: 86
(In today's dollars: 55)