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NHL Fortune: $61,358,268

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Scott Gomez’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $61,358,268 (US $84,981,233 in today's dollars), ranking #119 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Country of birth: USA
Position: C
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1998
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 27
  • By: New Jersey Devils

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
1999-00 $750,000 $1,325,489 405
Includes base salary, signing/reporting bonus, and deferred income paid in 1999-2000.
Source: The Hockey News / The Sports Forecaster
2000-01 $650,000 $1,111,266 485
Includes base salary, bonuses paid in 2000-01, and deferred income paid in 2000-01.
Source: The Hockey News / The Hockey News Ultimate Fantasy Guide 2000-01
2001-02 $700,000 $1,163,834 494
2002-03 $900,000 $1,472,982 426
Does not include signing bonuses, performance bonuses and deferred payments.
Source: La Presse
2003-04 $1,000,000 $1,600,348 402
2004-05 NHL lockout year: Season cancelled - no NHL salary paid.
2005-06 $2,204,000 $3,322,534 139
Source: La Presse
2006-07 $5,000,000 $7,301,950 35
Source: NHLPA
2007-08 $10,000,000 $14,198,900 1
Prior to the season, as a free agent, signed a seven-year contract with the New York Rangers for $51.5M.
Source: The Hockey News / NHLPA / Book: Ice Capades / Book: Hockey and Philosophy / Book: Mister Playoffs
2008-09 $8,000,000 $10,939,155 5
Source: NHLPA
2009-10 $8,000,000 $10,977,906 6
Source: NHLPA
2010-11 $8,000,000 $10,800,697 6
Source: NHLPA
2011-12 $7,500,000 $9,815,951 21
Source: NHLPA
2012-13 $3,629,268 $4,653,759 50
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $6,200,000 was prorated for the 48-game season. Right before the start of the shortened season, after the lockout, the Montreal Canadiens bought out the 2 years left on his contract per the special NHL compliance buyout provision. Montreal paid his full pro-rated 2012-13 salary ($5.5M pro-rated at $3,219,512) and two-thirds of what was owed on the rest of the contract ($4.5M in 2013-14), to be paid in equal yearly payments of $1.5M over the next two seasons. On January 23, 2013, as a free agent, he signed a contract for the $700,000 for the season (to be pro-rated for the shortened season) with the San Jose Sharks. He earned $3,219,512 from the Montreal buyout and $409,756 from San Jose.
Source: The Hockey News / NHLPA / USA Today
2013-14 $2,400,000 $3,032,967 336
Signed a one-year deal with the Florida Panthers for $900k. Earned $900,000 plus $1.5M from Montreal for the 2013 contract buyout.
Source: CBC / NHLPA / USA Today
2014-15 $2,050,000 $2,549,295 359
Earned $550,000 in salary from the New Jersey Devils plus $1.5M from Montreal for the 2013 contract buyout.
Source: The Hockey News / USA Today
2015-16 $575,000 $714,201 744
Source: NHLPA
2016-17 $0 $0 811
On March 2, 2016, as a free agent, signed a one-year contract with the Ottawa Senators for $575,000 but, prior to the season, in August 2016, he announced his retirement and never played again in the NHL.
Source: TSN
Career Total: US $61,358,268
(In today's dollars: US $84,981,233)

NHL Rank: 119
(In today's dollars: 117)

 

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