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NHL Fortune: $66,377,654

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Pavel Bure’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $66,377,654 (US $115,578,676 in today's dollars), ranking #97 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: March 31, 1971
Country of birth: Russia
Position: RW
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1989
  • Round #6
  • Overall Pick: 113
  • By: Vancouver Canucks

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
1991-92 $589,275 $1,273,827 56
Contract in Canadian currency: $675,000. According to the book Brian McFarlane's History of Hockey, signed a four-year contract with the Vancouver Canuchs for $CDN 2.7M. His first season in the NHL.
Source: .
1992-93 $496,200 $1,041,058 135
Contract in Canadian currency: $600,000. Amount includes salary and any signing bonus paid in 1992-93.
Source: The Hockey News / La Presse
1993-94 $720,750 $1,468,841 118
Contract in Canadian currency: $930,000.
1994-95 $2,571,429 $5,107,466 4
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 $8,694,054 5
Source: La Presse
1996-97 $5,000,000 $9,384,763 4
Source: La Presse / Guide Hockey RDS
1997-98 $5,500,000 $10,087,217 6
Includes base salary, signing bonus and bonuses paid in 1997-98.
Source: The Hockey News
1999-00 $8,000,000 $14,138,552 6
Includes base salary, signing/reporting bonus, and deferred income paid in 1999-2000.
Source: The Hockey News / The Sports Forecaster
2000-01 $9,000,000 $15,386,760 4
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 $10,000,000 $16,626,193 3
2002-03 $10,000,000 $16,366,467 4
Does not include signing bonuses, performance bonuses and deferred payments.
Source: La Presse
2003-04 $10,000,000 $16,003,479 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.
Career Total: US $66,377,654
(In today's dollars: US $115,578,676)

NHL Rank: 97
(In today's dollars: 47)

 

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