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NHL Fortune: $67,644,893

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Daniel Briere’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $67,644,893 (US $93,217,466 in today's dollars), ranking #92 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: October 6, 1977
Country of birth: Canada
Position: C
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1996
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 24
  • By: Phoenix Coyotes

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
1998-99 $800,000 $1,444,819 331
1999-00 $800,000 $1,413,855 371
Includes base salary, signing/reporting bonus, and deferred income paid in 1999-2000.
Source: The Hockey News
2001-02 $726,000 $1,207,062 485
2002-03 $1,350,000 $2,209,473 293
Does not include signing bonuses, performance bonuses and deferred payments.
Source: La Presse
2003-04 $1,600,000 $2,560,557 254
2004-05 NHL lockout year: Season cancelled - no NHL salary paid.
2005-06 $1,938,000 $2,921,538 163
Source: La Presse
2006-07 $5,000,000 $7,301,950 35
Was awarded a salary of $5M by an arbitrator.
Source: NHLPA / Book: Mister Playoffs
2007-08 $10,000,000 $14,198,900 1
Prior to the season, as a free agent, signed a eight-year contract with the Philadelphia Flyers for $52M.
Source: NHLPA / Book: Mister Playoffs / Book: Hockey and Philosophy / The Hockey News
2008-09 $8,000,000 $10,939,155 5
Source: NHLPA
2009-10 $8,000,000 $10,977,906 6
Source: NHLPA
2010-11 $7,000,000 $9,450,610 25
Source: NHLPA
2011-12 $7,000,000 $9,161,554 27
Source: NHLPA
2012-13 $4,097,561 $5,254,244 26
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $7,000,000 was prorated for the 48-game season. After the season, the Philadelphia Flyers bought out the 2 years left on his contract. Per the NHL compliance buyout rule, two-thirds of the $4.5M remaining on the contract had to be paid over a period of twice the remaining length of the contract resulting in yearly payments of $833,333 for 4 years, until the end of the 2016-17 season.
Source: NHLPA / TSN
2013-14 $4,833,333 $6,108,058 114
On July 4, 2013, as a free agent, signed a two-year contract with the Montreal Canadiens for $8M. Earned $4M in salary plus $833,333 from the 2013 buyout.
Source: NHLPA / NHL / TSN
2014-15 $4,833,333 $6,010,532 133
Earned $4M in salary plus $833,333 from the 2013 buyout. Retired as a pro hockey player after the season.
Source: NHLPA / TSN
2015-16 $833,333 $1,035,074 585
Earnings from his 2013 buyout.
Source: TSN
2016-17 $833,333 $1,022,179 616
Earnings from his 2013 buyout.
Source: TSN
Career Total: US $67,644,893
(In today's dollars: US $93,217,466)

NHL Rank: 92
(In today's dollars: 87)

 

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