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NHL Fortune: $6,704,097

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Benoit Brunet’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$6,704,097 (US$10,646,602 in today's dollars), ranking #1334 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$)
+/-
(%)
1990-91 $115,695 $229,035 499
Contract in Canadian currency: $135,000 . Two-way contract: CAN$135,000 in the NHL and CAN$50,000 in the minor leagues. Plus bonus for games played: CAN$10,000 at 30 games and an additional CAN$10,000 at 60 games. Estimated salary earned based on ratio of NHL/minor league games played = CAN$85,244. He played 35 NHL games between 1990 and 1992; 82 NHL games between 1990 and 1993 and possibly earned both bonuses depending on the terms of the contract.
Source: The Hockey News / Canadian Press
1992-93 $173,670 $320,136 635
Contract in Canadian currency: $210,000 . Amount includes salary and any signing bonus paid in 1992-93.
Source: The Hockey News
1993-94 $282,875 $506,496 424 $109,205 63%
Contract in Canadian currency: $365,000 .
1994-95 $156,857 $273,733 544 ($126,018) -45%
Contract in Canadian currency: $375,000 . Because of the lockout, his NHL salary was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: Guide Hockey 1995-1996
1995-96 $500,000 $848,733 342 $343,143 219%
Source: La Presse
1996-97 $560,000 $923,491 398 $60,000 12%
Source: La Presse / Guide Hockey RDS
1997-98 $615,000 $991,004 378 $55,000 10%
Includes base salary, signing bonus and bonuses paid in 1997-98.
Source: The Hockey News
1998-99 $1,000,000 $1,586,774 237 $385,000 63%
Includes base salary, signing bonus, bonuses paid in 1998-99, and deferred income paid in 1998-99.
Source: The Hockey News
1999-00 $1,100,000 $1,708,044 240 $100,000 10%
Includes base salary, signing/reporting bonus, and deferred income paid in 1999-2000.
Source: The Hockey News
2000-01 $1,100,000 $1,652,300 257
Source: The Hockey News Ultimate Fantasy Guide 2000-01
2001-02 $1,100,000 $1,606,856 302
Total:
US$6,704,097

In today's dollars:
US$10,646,602
NHL Rank:
1334

In today's dollars:
1170

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