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1998-99 - Top 25

Salaries in $CAN were converted to $US as per the exchange rate of mid January 1999 (0.66)

SALARIES

PLAYER SALARY $ INCREASE
/DECREASE
% INCREASE
/DECREASE
1 FEDOROV, SERGEI 14,000,000 $ - $ 0%
2 KARIYA, PAUL 8,500,000 $ - $ 0%
2 LINDROS, ERIC 8,500,000 $ 4,752,000 $ 127%
4 HASEK, DOMINIK 8,000,000 $ 4,000,000 $ 100%
5 SUNDIN, MATS 6,347,000 $ 4,668,440 $ 278%
6 MESSIER, MARK 6,000,000 $ - $ 0%
6 FORSBERG, PETER 6,000,000 $ 2,000,000 $ 50%
6 GRETZKY, WAYNE 6,000,000 $ (500,000) $ -8%
6 GILMOUR, DOUG 6,000,000 $ 2,450,000 $ 69%
10 JOSEPH, CURTIS 5,500,000 $ 3,200,000 $ 139%
11 BLAKE, ROB 5,268,000 $ 2,118,000 $ 67%
12 ROY, PATRICK 5,113,000 $ 650,000 $ 15%
13 RICHTER, MIKE 5,100,000 $ 1,200,000 $ 31%
14 MODANO, MIKE 5,000,000 $ 1,500,000 $ 43%
14 FRANCIS, RON 5,000,000 $ 3,100,000 $ 163%
16 JAGR, JAROMIR 4,988,000 $ (112,000) $ -2%
17 YZERMAN, STEVE 4,800,000 $ (279,000) $ -5%
18 SELANNE, TEEMU 4,750,000 $ 1,350,000 $ 40%
19 TURGEON, PIERRE 4,650,000 $ 1,650,000 $ 55%
20 HULL, BRETT 4,500,000 $ (200,000) $ -4%
20 MACINNIS, AL 4,500,000 $ 1,000,000 $ 29%
20 RECCHI, MARK 4,500,000 $ 1,750,000 $ 64%
23 MOGILNY, ALEXANDER 4,200,000 $ - $ 0%
24 STEVENS, SCOTT 4,153,000 $ (160,000) $ -4%
25 TKACHUK, KEITH 4,100,000 $ 1,300,000 $ 46%
25 KRUPP, UWE 4,100,000 $ 2,600,000 $ 173%

SALARY INCREASES ($)

PLAYER SALARY $ INCREASE
/DECREASE
% INCREASE
/DECREASE
1 LINDROS, ERIC 8,500,000 $ 4,752,000 $ 127%
2 SUNDIN, MATS 6,347,000 $ 4,668,440 $ 278%
3 HASEK, DOMINIK 8,000,000 $ 4,000,000 $ 100%
4 JOSEPH, CURTIS 5,500,000 $ 3,200,000 $ 139%
5 FRANCIS, RON 5,000,000 $ 3,100,000 $ 163%
6 KRUPP, UWE 4,100,000 $ 2,600,000 $ 173%
7 GILMOUR, DOUG 6,000,000 $ 2,450,000 $ 69%
8 LECLAIR, JOHN 3,645,000 $ 2,331,000 $ 177%
9 KOIVU, SAKU 3,000,000 $ 2,250,000 $ 300%
10 BLAKE, ROB 5,268,000 $ 2,118,000 $ 67%
11 RUCCHIN, STEVE 2,450,000 $ 2,100,000 $ 600%
12 FORSBERG, PETER 6,000,000 $ 2,000,000 $ 50%
13 BRIND'AMOUR, ROD 3,500,000 $ 1,900,000 $ 119%
14 BRODEUR, MARTIN 3,831,000 $ 1,806,000 $ 89%
15 RECCHI, MARK 4,500,000 $ 1,750,000 $ 64%
15 NIEDERMAYER, SCOTT 3,250,000 $ 1,750,000 $ 117%
15 DUCHESNE, STEVE 3,750,000 $ 1,750,000 $ 88%
18 BARON, MURRAY 2,600,000 $ 1,725,000 $ 197%
19 HOLIK, ROBERT 2,400,000 $ 1,659,000 $ 224%
20 TURGEON, PIERRE 4,650,000 $ 1,650,000 $ 55%
20 ALLISON, JASON 2,250,000 $ 1,650,000 $ 275%
20 DAZE, ERIC 2,000,000 $ 1,650,000 $ 471%
23 MODANO, MIKE 5,000,000 $ 1,500,000 $ 43%
23 FRIESEN, JEFF 2,500,000 $ 1,500,000 $ 150%
25 ZAMUNER, ROBERT 2,000,000 $ 1,400,000 $ 233%

SALARY INCREASES (%)

PLAYER SALARY $ INCREASE
/DECREASE
% INCREASE
/DECREASE
1 RUCCHIN, STEVE 2,450,000 $ 2,100,000 $ 600%
2 DAZE, ERIC 2,000,000 $ 1,650,000 $ 471%
3 WHITNEY, RAY 1,300,000 $ 1,000,000 $ 333%
4 KOIVU, SAKU 3,000,000 $ 2,250,000 $ 300%
5 SUNDIN, MATS 6,347,000 $ 4,668,440 $ 278%
6 ALLISON, JASON 2,250,000 $ 1,650,000 $ 275%
7 ZAMUNER, ROBERT 2,000,000 $ 1,400,000 $ 233%
8 HOLIK, ROBERT 2,400,000 $ 1,659,000 $ 224%
9 DACKELL, ANDREAS 700,000 $ 476,192 $ 213%
10 FITZGERALD, TOM 1,600,000 $ 1,080,000 $ 208%
11 MCCABE, BRYAN 1,350,000 $ 900,000 $ 200%
12 BARON, MURRAY 2,600,000 $ 1,725,000 $ 197%
13 SMYTH, RYAN 900,000 $ 585,270 $ 186%
13 TUCKER, DARCY 600,000 $ 390,180 $ 186%
15 PILON, RICHARD 1,550,000 $ 1,000,000 $ 182%
16 LECLAIR, JOHN 3,645,000 $ 2,331,000 $ 177%
17 KRUPP, UWE 4,100,000 $ 2,600,000 $ 173%
18 FRANCIS, RON 5,000,000 $ 3,100,000 $ 163%
18 MCAMMOND, DEAN 800,000 $ 495,761 $ 163%
20 HOLZINGER, BRIAN 850,000 $ 525,000 $ 162%
21 FRIESEN, JEFF 2,500,000 $ 1,500,000 $ 150%
21 LANGENBRUNNER, JAMIE 750,000 $ 450,000 $ 150%
23 STILLMAN, CORY 950,000 $ 565,000 $ 147%
24 MURRAY, CHRIS 450,000 $ 264,659 $ 143%
25 JOSEPH, CURTIS 5,500,000 $ 3,200,000 $ 139%

SALARY CUTS ($)

PLAYER SALARY $ INCREASE
/DECREASE
% INCREASE
/DECREASE
1 SAKIC, JOE 2,000,000 $ (15,000,000) $ -88%
2 GRATTON, CHRIS 1,500,000 $ (8,500,000) $ -85%
3 NICHOLLS, BERNIE 850,000 $ (1,400,000) $ -62%
4 TIKKANEN, ESA 500,000 $ (1,200,000) $ -71%
5 FALLOON, PAT 297,810 $ (902,190) $ -75%
6 CLARK, WENDEL 1,400,000 $ (900,000) $ -39%
7 KEANE, MIKE 1,650,000 $ (850,000) $ -34%
8 LEACH, STEPHEN 99,270 $ (775,730) $ -89%
9 SAMUELSON, KJELL 500,000 $ (728,000) $ -59%
10 HOULDER, BILL 900,000 $ (550,000) $ -38%
11 LOWRY, DAVE 200,000 $ (525,000) $ -72%
12 GRETZKY, WAYNE 6,000,000 $ (500,000) $ -8%
12 BURKE, SEAN 2,000,000 $ (500,000) $ -20%
12 JOVANOVSKI, ED 950,000 $ (500,000) $ -34%
12 WITT, BRENDAN 900,000 $ (500,000) $ -36%
12 OLCZYK, ED 600,000 $ (500,000) $ -45%
17 VASKE, DENNIS 150,000 $ (450,000) $ -75%
18 SKRUDLAND, BRIAN 1,550,000 $ (400,000) $ -21%
19 JOHNSON, MIKE 440,000 $ (360,000) $ -45%
20 O'NEILL, JEFF 550,000 $ (350,000) $ -39%
21 MCSORLEY, MARTY 1,000,000 $ (300,000) $ -23%
22 YZERMAN, STEVE 4,800,000 $ (279,000) $ -5%
23 SAMUELSON, ULF 2,000,000 $ (250,000) $ -11%
24 IRBE, ARTURS 550,000 $ (225,000) $ -29%
25 SUNDSTROM, NIKLAS 600,000 $ (220,000) $ -27%

SALARY CUTS (%)

PLAYER SALARY $ INCREASE
/DECREASE
% INCREASE
/DECREASE
1 LEACH, STEPHEN 99,270 $ (775,730) $ -89%
2 SAKIC, JOE 2,000,000 $ (15,000,000) $ -88%
3 GRATTON, CHRIS 1,500,000 $ (8,500,000) $ -85%
4 FALLOON, PAT 297,810 $ (902,190) $ -75%
4 VASKE, DENNIS 150,000 $ (450,000) $ -75%
6 LOWRY, DAVE 200,000 $ (525,000) $ -72%
7 TIKKANEN, ESA 500,000 $ (1,200,000) $ -71%
8 NICHOLLS, BERNIE 850,000 $ (1,400,000) $ -62%
9 SAMUELSON, KJELL 500,000 $ (728,000) $ -59%
10 OLCZYK, ED 600,000 $ (500,000) $ -45%
10 JOHNSON, MIKE 440,000 $ (360,000) $ -45%
12 CLARK, WENDEL 1,400,000 $ (900,000) $ -39%
12 O'NEILL, JEFF 550,000 $ (350,000) $ -39%
14 HOULDER, BILL 900,000 $ (550,000) $ -38%
15 WITT, BRENDAN 900,000 $ (500,000) $ -36%
16 JOVANOVSKI, ED 950,000 $ (500,000) $ -34%
16 KEANE, MIKE 1,650,000 $ (850,000) $ -34%
18 BATES, SHAWN 400,000 $ (185,000) $ -32%
19 PRIMEAU, WAYNE 475,000 $ (200,000) $ -30%
20 IRBE, ARTURS 550,000 $ (225,000) $ -29%
21 SUNDSTROM, NIKLAS 600,000 $ (220,000) $ -27%
22 HULL, JODY 400,000 $ (135,000) $ -25%
22 KECZMER, DAN 300,000 $ (100,000) $ -25%
24 MCSORLEY, MARTY 1,000,000 $ (300,000) $ -23%
25 WARRENER, RHETT 435,000 $ (125,000) $ -22%

FORTUNES ACCUMULATED

PLAYER TOTAL 1989-1999
1 GRETZKY, WAYNE 43,268,428 $
2 MESSIER, MARK 37,985,102 $
3 LEMIEUX, MARIO 31,886,829 $
4 LINDROS, ERIC 31,317,000 $
5 SAKIC, JOE 29,388,239 $
6 YZERMAN, STEVE 28,912,790 $
7 HULL, BRETT 27,241,000 $
8 FEDOROV, SERGEI 26,536,890 $
9 ROY, PATRICK 25,809,834 $
10 STEVENS, SCOTT 25,747,250 $
11 LAFONTAINE, PAT 23,455,997 $
12 JAGR, JAROMIR 22,285,000 $
13 HASEK, DOMINIK 22,025,300 $
14 MACINNIS, AL 21,930,118 $
15 SHANAHAN, BRENDAN 21,805,000 $
16 BOURQUE, RAYMOND 21,531,000 $
17 BURE, PAVEL 21,259,794 $
18 TURGEON, PIERRE 20,775,000 $
19 CHELIOS, CHRIS 20,268,398 $
20 RICHTER, MIKE 20,070,000 $
21 MODANO, MIKE 19,966,400 $
22 GILMOUR, DOUG 18,891,415 $
23 ROBITAILLE, LUC 18,363,300 $
24 TKACHUK, KEITH 17,888,674 $
25 COFFEY, PAUL 17,500,000 $

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