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NHL Fortune: $66,377,654

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Pavel Bure’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$66,377,654 (US$101,547,488 in today's dollars), ranking #74 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

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All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
1991-92 $589,275 $1,119,185 56
Contract in Canadian currency: $675,000.
1992-93 $496,200 $914,674 133 -$93,075 -16%
Contract in Canadian currency: $600,000. Amount includes salary and any signing bonus paid in 1992-93.
Source: The Hockey News
1993-94 $720,750 $1,290,525 117 $224,550 45%
Contract in Canadian currency: $930,000.
1994-95 $2,571,429 $4,487,422 4 $1,850,679 257%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $4,500,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: Guide Hockey 1995-1996
1995-96 $4,500,000 $7,638,601 5 $1,928,571 75%
Source: La Presse
1996-97 $5,000,000 $8,245,457 4 $500,000 11%
Source: La Presse / Guide Hockey RDS
1997-98 $5,500,000 $8,862,634 5 $500,000 10%
Includes base salary, signing bonus and bonuses paid in 1997-98.
Source: The Hockey News
1999-00 $8,000,000 $12,422,140 6
Includes base salary, signing/reporting bonus, and deferred income paid in 1999-2000.
Source: The Hockey News
2000-01 $9,000,000 $13,518,815 4 $1,000,000 13%
Source: The Hockey News Ultimate Fantasy Guide 2000-01
2001-02 $10,000,000 $14,607,782 3 $1,000,000 11%
2002-03 $10,000,000 $14,379,586 4
2003-04 $10,000,000 $14,060,665 3
Did not play because of a career-ending injury but had guaranteed contract and was 100% paid. The NY Rangers were reimbursed 80% by the insurance company.
Source: CBC Sports
2004-05 NHL lockout year: Season cancelled - no NHL salary paid.
Total:
US$66,377,654

In today's dollars:
US$101,547,488
NHL Rank:
74

In today's dollars:
38

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