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NHL Fortune: $19,937,499

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Dave Andreychuk’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$19,937,499 (US$33,658,568 in today's dollars), ranking #673 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: September 29, 1963
Country of birth: Canada
Position: LW
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1982
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 16
  • 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$)
+/-
(%)
1985-86 $140,000 $348,796
Signed a three-year plus one option year, one-way contract with the Buffalo Sabres for $140,000 for each season.
Source: Copy of contract
1986-87 $140,000 $342,305
Source: Copy of contract
1987-88 $140,000 $330,224
Source: Copy of contract
1988-89 $140,000 $317,267
Source: Copy of contract
1989-90 $200,000 $432,363 180
Source: Canadian Press
1990-91 $200,000 $410,225 245
One-way contract. (According to the Canadian Press, he made $348,000)
Source: The Hockey News
1991-92 $421,000 $828,460 85 $221,000 111%
1992-93 $535,000 $1,021,807 119 $114,000 27%
Amount includes salary and any signing bonus paid in 1992-93.
Source: The Hockey News / La Presse
1993-94 $1,171,499 $2,173,347 41 $636,499 119%
1994-95 $1,200,000 $2,169,748 29 $28,501 2%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $2,100,000 was prorated for the 48-game season. Made $2.5M according to Le Guide Officiel des Pools de Hockey 1995-96.
Source: Guide Hockey 1995-1996
1995-96 $2,100,000 $3,693,398 50 $900,000 75%
Source: La Presse
1996-97 $2,100,000 $3,588,142 64
Source: La Presse / Guide Hockey RDS
1997-98 $2,600,000 $4,340,892 46 $500,000 24%
Includes base salary, signing bonus and bonuses paid in 1997-98.
Source: The Hockey News
1998-99 $2,500,000 $4,110,177 73 -$100,000 -4%
Includes base salary, signing bonus, bonuses paid in 1998-99, and deferred income paid in 1998-99.
Source: The Hockey News
1999-00 $1,200,000 $1,930,604 229 -$1,300,000 -52%
Includes base salary, signing/reporting bonus, and deferred income paid in 1999-2000.
Source: The Hockey News / The Sports Forecaster
2000-01 $1,100,000 $1,711,963 259 -$100,000 -8%
2001-02 $850,000 $1,286,497 417 -$250,000 -23%
2002-03 $850,000 $1,266,400 438
2003-04 $1,550,000 $2,258,100 264 $700,000 82%
2004-05 NHL lockout year: Season cancelled - no NHL salary paid.
2005-06 $800,000 $1,097,854 417
Retired from pro hockey after the season.
Career Total: US$19,937,499
(In today's dollars: US$33,658,568)

NHL Rank: 673
(In today's dollars: 499)

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