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NHL Fortune: $49,446,800

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Eric Lindros’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$49,446,800 (US$78,799,569 in today's dollars), ranking #168 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

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
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
1992-93 $3,500,000 $6,451,753 2
Amount includes salary and any signing bonus paid in 1992-93.
Source: The Hockey News / La Presse
1993-94 $3,556,000 $6,367,126 2 $56,000 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 $3,629,826 6 -$1,476,000 -42%
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 $7,098,806 7 $2,102,000 101%
Source: La Presse
1996-97 $4,182,000 $6,896,501 11
Source: La Presse / Guide Hockey RDS
1997-98 $3,746,800 $6,037,549 16 -$435,200 -10%
Includes base salary, signing bonus and bonuses paid in 1997-98.
Source: The Hockey News
1998-99 $8,500,000 $13,487,577 2 $4,753,200 127%
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 $13,198,523 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 $3,067,634 155
2002-03 $2,700,000 $3,882,488 133 $600,000 29%
2003-04 $3,300,000 $4,640,020 107 $600,000 22%
2004-05 NHL lockout year: Season cancelled - no NHL salary paid.
2005-06 $1,550,000 $2,052,962 208
2006-07 $1,550,000 $1,988,804 260
Source: NHLPA
Career Earnings: US$49,446,800
(In today's dollars: US$78,799,569)

NHL Rank: 168
(In today's dollars: 82)

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