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NHL Fortune: $49,446,800

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Eric Lindros’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $49,446,800 (US $89,687,595 in today's dollars), ranking #205 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: February 28, 1973
Country of birth: Canada
Position: C
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1991
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 1
  • By: Quebec Nordiques

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
1992-93 $3,500,000 $7,343,216 2
Amount includes salary and any signing bonus paid in 1992-93. (According to the book A Season in Time, prior to the season, as a rookie, signed a six-year contract with the Philadelphia Flyers for a base salary of $2M for the first two seasons and $2.5M for the following four seasons. Also included a $2.5M signing bonus (to be paid in increments of $500,000 per season). The contract also stipulated that if the average salary of the three highest-paid players in the NHL (with the exception of Wayne Gretzky) exceeded Lindros's, he would immediately get a raise to that amount.)
Source: The Hockey News / La Presse
1993-94 $3,556,000 $7,246,895 2
Includes base salary and any signing bonus and deferred payments allocated to the 1993-94 season.
Source: The Hockey News
1994-95 $2,080,000 $4,131,372 6
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $3,640,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: Guide Hockey 1995-1996
1995-96 $4,182,000 $8,079,674 7
Source: La Presse
1996-97 $4,182,000 $7,849,415 11
Source: La Presse / Guide Hockey RDS
1997-98 $3,746,800 $6,871,779 16
Includes base salary, signing bonus and bonuses paid in 1997-98.
Source: The Hockey News
1998-99 $8,500,000 $15,351,205 1
Includes base salary, signing bonus, bonuses paid in 1998-99, and deferred income paid in 1998-99.
Source: The Hockey News
1999-00 $8,500,000 $15,022,212 4
Includes base salary, signing/reporting bonus, and deferred income paid in 1999-2000.
Source: The Hockey News / Le Droit / The Sports Forecaster
2001-02 $2,100,000 $3,491,501 159
2002-03 $2,700,000 $4,418,946 137
Does not include signing bonuses, performance bonuses and deferred payments.
Source: La Presse
2003-04 $3,300,000 $5,281,148 108
2004-05 NHL lockout year: Season cancelled - no NHL salary paid.
2005-06 $1,550,000 $2,336,628 212
Source: La Presse
2006-07 $1,550,000 $2,263,604 268
Source: NHLPA
Career Total: US $49,446,800
(In today's dollars: US $89,687,595)

NHL Rank: 205
(In today's dollars: 102)

 

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