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NHL Fortune: $70,906,334

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Wade Redden’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $70,906,334 (US $102,472,942 in today's dollars), ranking #83 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Country of birth: Canada
Position: D
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1995
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 2
  • By: New York Islanders

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
1996-97 $850,000 $1,595,410 218
Source: La Presse / Guide Hockey RDS
1997-98 $850,000 $1,558,933 261
Includes base salary, signing bonus and bonuses paid in 1997-98.
Source: The Hockey News
1998-99 $850,000 $1,535,121 308
Includes base salary, signing bonus, bonuses paid in 1998-99, and deferred income paid in 1998-99.
Source: The Hockey News
1999-00 $1,625,000 $2,871,893 172
Includes base salary, signing/reporting bonus, and deferred income paid in 1999-2000.
Source: The Hockey News / Associated Press / The Sports Forecaster
2000-01 $1,950,000 $3,333,798 150
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 $2,800,000 $4,655,334 100
2002-03 $3,000,000 $4,909,940 107
Does not include signing bonuses, performance bonuses and deferred payments.
Source: La Presse
2003-04 $4,500,000 $7,201,566 56
2004-05 NHL lockout year: Season cancelled - no NHL salary paid.
2005-06 $3,724,000 $5,613,936 53
Source: La Presse
2006-07 $6,500,000 $9,492,534 16
Source: NHLPA
2007-08 $6,500,000 $9,229,285 24
Source: NHLPA
2008-09 $8,000,000 $10,939,155 5
On July 1, 2008, as a free agent, signed a six-year contract with the New York Rangers for $39M.
Source: NHLPA / Book: Ice Capades
2009-10 $8,000,000 $10,977,906 6
Source: NHLPA
2010-11 $8,000,000 $10,800,697 6
Played the whole season in the AHL, earning his full NHL salary.
Source: New York Post
2011-12 $8,000,000 $10,470,348 10
Played the whole season in the AHL, earning his full NHL salary. After the season, the last two years of his contract were bought out and he became a free agent.
Source: New York Post
2012-13 $2,424,000 $3,108,261 137
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $4,141,000 was prorated for the 48-game season. On January 16, 2013, the New York Rangers bought out what was remaining on his contract (100% of his pro-rated 2012-13 salary and two-thirds of his 2013-14 salary of $5M to be paid over two years) and he became a free agent. On January 18, 2013, signed a one-year contract with the St. Louis Blues for $800,000. Earnes his $800,000 salary plus a $3,341,000 buyout. Retired as a pro hockey player after the season.
Source: NHLPA / ESPN
2013-14 $1,666,667 $2,106,228 437
Earned his 2012-13 buyout.
Source: ESPN
2014-15 $1,666,667 $2,072,598 400
Earned his 2012-13 buyout.
Source: ESPN
Career Total: US $70,906,334
(In today's dollars: US $102,472,942)

NHL Rank: 83
(In today's dollars: 66)

 

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