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1997-98 - Top 25

Salaries in $CAN were converted to $US as per the exchange rate of mid January 1998 (0.70)

SALARIES

PLAYER SALARY $ INCREASE
/DECREASE
% INCREASE
/DECREASE
1 SAKIC, JOE 17,000,000 $ 13,900,000 $ 448%
2 GRATTON, CHRIS 10,000,000 $ 9,025,000 $ 926%
3 GRETZKY, WAYNE 6,500,000 $ 2,537,000 $ 64%
4 MESSIER, MARK 6,000,000 $ - $ 0%
5 BURE, PAVEL 5,500,000 $ 500,000 $ 10%
6 JAGR, JAROMIR 5,100,000 $ 900,000 $ 21%
7 YZERMAN, STEVE 5,079,000 $ 1,054,000 $ 26%
8 LAFONTAINE, PAT 4,800,000 $ 200,000 $ 4%
9 HULL, BRETT 4,700,000 $ 300,000 $ 7%
10 ROY, PATRICK 4,463,000 $ (104,000) $ -2%
11 STEVENS, SCOTT 4,313,000 $ 563,000 $ 15%
12 FORSBERG, PETER 4,000,000 $ 2,313,998 $ 137%
12 HASEK, DOMINIK 4,000,000 $ (200,000) $ -5%
14 RICHTER, MIKE 3,900,000 $ 300,000 $ 8%
15 LINDROS, ERIC 3,748,000 $ (499,000) $ -12%
16 CHELIOS, CHRIS 3,710,000 $ 910,000 $ 33%
17 SHANAHAN, BRENDAN 3,600,000 $ (375,000) $ -9%
17 ROENICK, JEREMY 3,600,000 $ - $ 0%
19 GILMOUR, DOUG 3,550,000 $ 1,289,645 $ 57%
20 MODANO, MIKE 3,500,000 $ 578,000 $ 20%
20 MACINNIS, AL 3,500,000 $ - $ 0%
22 BOURQUE, RAYMOND 3,437,000 $ 935,400 $ 37%
23 SELANNE, TEEMU 3,400,000 $ 550,000 $ 19%
23 MURPHY, JOE 3,400,000 $ 600,000 $ 21%
25 LEETCH, BRIAN 3,373,000 $ 285,000 $ 9%

SALARY INCREASES ($)

PLAYER SALARY $ INCREASE
/DECREASE
% INCREASE
/DECREASE
1 SAKIC, JOE 17,000,000 $ 13,900,000 $ 448%
2 GRATTON, CHRIS 10,000,000 $ 9,025,000 $ 926%
3 GRETZKY, WAYNE 6,500,000 $ 2,537,000 $ 64%
4 FORSBERG, PETER 4,000,000 $ 2,313,998 $ 137%
5 AMONTE, TONY 2,800,000 $ 2,037,500 $ 267%
6 ALFREDSSON, DANIEL 2,250,000 $ 1,998,026 $ 793%
7 RICHARDSON, LUKE 2,500,000 $ 1,825,599 $ 271%
8 KEANE, MIKE 2,500,000 $ 1,775,000 $ 245%
9 MOOG, ANDY 2,500,000 $ 1,650,000 $ 194%
10 HEBERT, GUY 2,400,000 $ 1,350,000 $ 129%
11 DAMPHOUSSE, VINCENT 3,275,000 $ 1,348,140 $ 70%
12 GILMOUR, DOUG 3,550,000 $ 1,289,645 $ 57%
13 HATCHER, DERIAN 2,300,000 $ 1,200,000 $ 109%
14 HOULDER, BILL 1,450,000 $ 1,100,000 $ 314%
15 CHAMBERS, SHAWN 1,900,000 $ 1,059,000 $ 126%
16 YZERMAN, STEVE 5,079,000 $ 1,054,000 $ 26%
17 SKRUDLAND, BRIAN 1,950,000 $ 1,050,000 $ 117%
18 MELLANBY, SCOTT 2,000,000 $ 1,000,000 $ 100%
19 FUHR, GRANT 2,000,000 $ 975,000 $ 95%
20 PRIMEAU, KEITH 1,760,000 $ 960,000 $ 120%
21 KOVALEV, ALEXEI 1,500,000 $ 950,000 $ 173%
21 STUMPEL, JOZEF 1,400,000 $ 950,000 $ 211%
21 IAFRATE, AL 1,850,000 $ 950,000 $ 106%
24 BOURQUE, RAYMOND 3,437,000 $ 935,400 $ 37%
25 CHELIOS, CHRIS 3,710,000 $ 910,000 $ 33%

SALARY INCREASES (%)

PLAYER SALARY $ INCREASE
/DECREASE
% INCREASE
/DECREASE
1 GRATTON, CHRIS 10,000,000 $ 9,025,000 $ 926%
2 ALFREDSSON, DANIEL 2,250,000 $ 1,998,026 $ 793%
3 SAKIC, JOE 17,000,000 $ 13,900,000 $ 448%
4 HOULDER, BILL 1,450,000 $ 1,100,000 $ 314%
5 THERIEN, CHRIS 950,000 $ 700,000 $ 280%
6 RICHARDSON, LUKE 2,500,000 $ 1,825,599 $ 271%
7 AMONTE, TONY 2,800,000 $ 2,037,500 $ 267%
8 KEANE, MIKE 2,500,000 $ 1,775,000 $ 245%
9 GROSEK, MICHAL 538,000 $ 374,958 $ 230%
10 STUMPEL, JOZEF 1,400,000 $ 950,000 $ 211%
11 MOOG, ANDY 2,500,000 $ 1,650,000 $ 194%
12 GONCHAR, SERGEI 1,150,000 $ 750,000 $ 188%
13 KOVALEV, ALEXEI 1,500,000 $ 950,000 $ 173%
14 GILCHRIST, BRENT 1,350,000 $ 850,000 $ 170%
15 SIMPSON, TODD 472,095 $ 294,231 $ 165%
16 KARPOVTSEV, ALEXANDER 1,450,000 $ 900,000 $ 164%
16 ROLSTON, BRIAN 725,000 $ 450,000 $ 164%
18 SALO, TOMMY 750,000 $ 450,000 $ 150%
18 MIRONOV, DIMITRI 1,500,000 $ 900,000 $ 150%
20 CULLIMORE, JASSEN 450,000 $ 266,207 $ 145%
21 LEHTINEN, JERE 1,100,000 $ 650,000 $ 144%
22 LAPERRIERE, IAN 600,000 $ 350,000 $ 140%
23 FORSBERG, PETER 4,000,000 $ 2,313,998 $ 137%
23 AUCOIN, ADRIAN 544,833 $ 315,092 $ 137%
25 CZERKAWSKI, MARIVSZ 700,000 $ 400,000 $ 133%
25 DAWE, JASON 700,000 $ 400,000 $ 133%

SALARY CUTS ($)

PLAYER SALARY $ INCREASE
/DECREASE
% INCREASE
/DECREASE
1 ESSENSA, BOB 279,760 $ (1,020,240) $ -78%
2 KOIVU, SAKU 750,000 $ (900,000) $ -55%
3 MCSORLEY, MARTY 1,300,000 $ (625,000) $ -32%
4 LINDROS, ERIC 3,748,000 $ (499,000) $ -12%
5 WHITNEY, RAY 300,000 $ (450,000) $ -60%
5 STORR, JAMIE 550,000 $ (450,000) $ -45%
7 DAIGLE, ALEXANDRE 1,853,410 $ (444,000) $ -19%
8 GARTNER, MIKE 1,100,000 $ (400,000) $ -27%
8 RACINE, YVES 350,000 $ (400,000) $ -53%
10 SHANAHAN, BRENDAN 3,600,000 $ (375,000) $ -9%
11 SUNDIN, MATS 1,678,560 $ (359,465) $ -18%
12 DIDUCK, GERALD 925,000 $ (350,000) $ -27%
13 KURRI, JARI 1,187,000 $ (313,000) $ -21%
14 STRAKA, MARTIN 400,000 $ (300,000) $ -43%
14 REICHEL, ROBERT 1,700,000 $ (300,000) $ -15%
16 YAWNEY, TRENT 450,000 $ (275,000) $ -38%
17 ROUSE, BOB 1,078,000 $ (272,000) $ -20%
18 GAUTHIER, DENIS 349,700 $ (225,300) $ -39%
19 IGINLA, JAROME 625,000 $ (225,000) $ -26%
20 HASEK, DOMINIK 4,000,000 $ (200,000) $ -5%
20 JOVANOVSKI, ED 1,450,000 $ (200,000) $ -12%
20 WITT, BRENDAN 1,400,000 $ (200,000) $ -13%
20 POPOVIC, PETER 900,000 $ (200,000) $ -18%
24 JOSEPH, CHRIS 250,000 $ (190,000) $ -43%
25 SMYTH, RYAN 314,730 $ (176,249) $ -36%

SALARY CUTS (%)

PLAYER SALARY $ INCREASE
/DECREASE
% INCREASE
/DECREASE
1 ESSENSA, BOB 279,760 $ (1,020,240) $ -78%
2 WHITNEY, RAY 300,000 $ (450,000) $ -60%
3 KOIVU, SAKU 750,000 $ (900,000) $ -55%
4 RACINE, YVES 350,000 $ (400,000) $ -53%
5 STORR, JAMIE 550,000 $ (450,000) $ -45%
6 JOSEPH, CHRIS 250,000 $ (190,000) $ -43%
6 STRAKA, MARTIN 400,000 $ (300,000) $ -43%
8 GAUTHIER, DENIS 349,700 $ (225,300) $ -39%
8 HOUDA, DOUG 250,000 $ (160,000) $ -39%
10 YAWNEY, TRENT 450,000 $ (275,000) $ -38%
11 SMYTH, RYAN 314,730 $ (176,249) $ -36%
12 ZHOLTOK, SERGEI 227,305 $ (122,695) $ -35%
13 MCSORLEY, MARTY 1,300,000 $ (625,000) $ -32%
13 HOLZINGER, BRIAN 325,000 $ (150,000) $ -32%
15 WOTTON, MARK 209,820 $ (95,180) $ -31%
16 YLONEN, JUHA 300,000 $ (125,000) $ -29%
17 DIDUCK, GERALD 925,000 $ (350,000) $ -27%
17 GARTNER, MIKE 1,100,000 $ (400,000) $ -27%
19 IGINLA, JAROME 625,000 $ (225,000) $ -26%
20 SCATCHARD, DAVE 269,269 $ (90,731) $ -25%
20 OLAUSSON, FRED 489,580 $ (160,420) $ -25%
20 GRIER, MIKE 279,760 $ (90,790) $ -25%
23 FICHAUD, ERIC 314,730 $ (92,875) $ -23%
24 ERREY, BOB 600,000 $ (170,000) $ -22%
24 WILSON, MIKE 332,215 $ (93,918) $ -22%

FORTUNES ACCUMULATED

PLAYER TOTAL 1989-1998
1 GRETZKY, WAYNE 37,268,428 $
2 MESSIER, MARK 31,985,102 $
3 LEMIEUX, MARIO 31,886,829 $
4 SAKIC, JOE 27,388,239 $
5 YZERMAN, STEVE 24,112,790 $
6 LAFONTAINE, PAT 23,455,997 $
7 LINDROS, ERIC 22,817,000 $
8 HULL, BRETT 22,741,000 $
9 STEVENS, SCOTT 21,594,250 $
10 BURE, PAVEL 21,259,794 $
11 ROY, PATRICK 20,696,834 $
12 SHANAHAN, BRENDAN 17,805,000 $
13 BOURQUE, RAYMOND 17,531,000 $
14 MACINNIS, AL 17,430,118 $
15 JAGR, JAROMIR 17,297,000 $
16 CHELIOS, CHRIS 16,546,398 $
17 TURGEON, PIERRE 16,125,000 $
18 COFFEY, PAUL 15,000,000 $
19 RICHTER, MIKE 14,970,000 $
20 MODANO, MIKE 14,966,400 $
21 ROBITAILLE, LUC 14,863,300 $
22 STEVENS, KEVIN 14,315,600 $
23 HASEK, DOMINIK 14,025,300 $
24 TKACHUK, KEITH 13,788,674 $
25 BARRASSO, TOM 13,708,000 $

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