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NHL Fortune: $49,620,794

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Ed Belfour’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$49,620,794 (US$75,225,037 in today's dollars), ranking #165 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 $120,000 $237,557 485
Two-way contract: $120,000 in the NHL and $50,000 in the minor leagues. He played in the NHL only, earning a full NHL salary.
Source: The Hockey News / Canadian Press / Book: Brodeur - Beyond the Crease
1991-92 $925,000 $1,756,814 17 $805,000 671%
1992-93 $800,000 $1,474,686 62 ($125,000) -14%
Amount includes salary and any signing bonus paid in 1992-93.
Source: The Hockey News
1993-94 $1,275,000 $2,282,926 34 $475,000 59%
1994-95 $828,571 $1,445,947 60 ($446,429) -35%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $1,450,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: Guide Hockey 1995-1996
1995-96 $2,750,000 $4,668,034 23 $1,921,429 232%
Source: La Presse
1996-97 $2,750,000 $4,535,002 32
Source: La Presse / Guide Hockey RDS
1997-98 $3,112,223 $5,014,999 29 $362,223 13%
Includes base salary, signing bonus and bonuses paid in 1997-98.
Source: The Hockey News
1998-99 $3,250,000 $5,157,015 43 $137,777 4%
Includes base salary, signing bonus, bonuses paid in 1998-99, and deferred income paid in 1998-99.
Source: The Hockey News
1999-00 $3,500,000 $5,434,686 45 $250,000 8%
Includes base salary, signing/reporting bonus, and deferred income paid in 1999-2000.
Source: The Hockey News
2000-01 $5,500,000 $8,261,498 22 $2,000,000 57%
Source: Dallas Morning News / The Hockey News Ultimate Fantasy Guide 2000-01
2001-02 $6,000,000 $8,764,669 23 $500,000 9%
Source: Dallas Morning News
2002-03 $6,500,000 $9,346,731 27 $500,000 8%
2003-04 $7,000,000 $9,842,466 23 $500,000 8%
2004-05 NHL lockout year: Season cancelled - no NHL salary paid.
2005-06 $4,560,000 $6,039,683 28
2006-07 $750,000 $962,325 460 ($3,810,000) -84%
Source: NHLPA
Total:
US$49,620,794

In today's dollars:
US$75,225,037
NHL Rank:
165

In today's dollars:
96

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