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NHL Fortune: $10,867,250

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Vitaly Vishnevsky’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$10,867,250 (US$14,625,521 in today's dollars), ranking #996 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: March 18, 1980
Country of birth: Ukraine
Position: D
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1998
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 5
  • By: Anaheim Ducks

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
1999-00 $975,000 $1,513,948 285
His first season in the NHL.
Source: The Sports Forecaster
2000-01 $975,000 $1,464,538 314
2001-02 $975,000 $1,424,259 363
2002-03 $1,072,500 $1,542,211 365 $97,500 10%
2003-04 $1,179,750 $1,658,807 343 $107,250 10%
2004-05 NHL lockout year: Season cancelled - no NHL salary paid.
2005-06 $1,140,000 $1,509,921 278
2006-07 $1,550,000 $1,988,804 260 $410,000 36%
Source: NHLPA
2007-08 $1,400,000 $1,746,523 297 -$150,000 -10%
Source: NHLPA
2013-14 $1,600,000 $1,776,511 434
With Yaroslavl Lokomotiv in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). Might have also earned bonuses.
Source: Sports.ru
Career Earnings: US$10,867,250
(In today's dollars: US$14,625,521)

NHL Rank: 996
(In today's dollars: 958)

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