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NHL Fortune: $61,101,429

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Brian Leetch’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $61,101,429 (US $106,016,457 in today's dollars), ranking #121 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Country of birth: USA
Position: D
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1986
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 9
  • By: New York Rangers

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
1989-90 $210,000 $498,701 165
Source: Canadian Press
1990-91 $230,000 $518,231 176
One-way contract. Plus bonus for games played: $15,000 at 220 games and an additional CAN$5,000 at 40 games. He played 80 NHL games (and nearly 1000 during the rest of his career) and earned both bonuses.
Source: The Hockey News / Canadian Press
1991-92 $250,000 $540,421 237
1992-93 $1,700,000 $3,566,705 7
Amount includes salary and any signing bonus paid in 1992-93.
Source: The Hockey News
1993-94 $1,805,000 $3,678,472 16
Includes base salary and any signing bonus and deferred payments allocated to the 1993-94 season.
Source: The Hockey News
1994-95 $1,221,429 $2,426,046 28
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $2,137,500 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: Guide Hockey 1995-1996
1995-96 $2,612,500 $5,047,382 27
Source: La Presse
1996-97 $3,087,500 $5,795,091 20
Source: La Presse / Guide Hockey RDS
1997-98 $3,372,500 $6,185,298 26
Includes base salary, signing bonus and bonuses paid in 1997-98.
Source: The Hockey News
1998-99 $3,372,500 $6,090,817 43
Includes base salary, signing bonus, bonuses paid in 1998-99, and deferred income paid in 1998-99.
Source: The Hockey News
1999-00 $6,680,000 $11,805,691 11
Includes base salary, signing/reporting bonus, and deferred income paid in 1999-2000.
Source: The Hockey News / The Sports Forecaster
2000-01 $7,680,000 $13,130,035 9
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 $8,600,000 $14,298,526 12
Source: Book: Breaking the Ice
2002-03 $9,680,000 $15,842,740 7
Does not include signing bonuses, performance bonuses and deferred payments.
Source: La Presse
2003-04 $6,600,000 $10,562,296 26
2004-05 NHL lockout year: Season cancelled - no NHL salary paid.
2005-06 $4,000,000 $6,030,007 42
Source: La Presse
Career Total: US $61,101,429
(In today's dollars: US $106,016,457)

NHL Rank: 121
(In today's dollars: 59)

 

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