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NHL Fortune: $66,532,448

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Steve Yzerman’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $66,532,448 (US $120,491,714 in today's dollars), ranking #94 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: May 9, 1965
Country of birth: Canada
Position: C
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1983
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 4
  • By: Detroit Red Wings

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
1983-84 $85,000 $251,245
Estimated salary based on documented salary for 1984-85. His first season in the NHL.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1984-85 $85,000 $240,893
Source: Book: The Road to Hockeytown
1985-86 $428,571 $1,172,923
Prior to the season, signed a seven-year contract with the Detroit Red Wings for $3M.
Source: Book: Breakaway / The Washington Post
1986-87 $428,571 $1,151,093
Source: Book: Breakaway / The Washington Post
1987-88 $478,571 $1,240,022
In addition to his base salary of $428,571, he received a $50,000 bonus from the Red Wings for scoring 50 goals
Source: Book: Breakaway / The Washington Post / Book: Brian McFarlane's History of Hockey
1988-89 $428,571 $1,066,898
Source: Book: Breakaway / The Washington Post
1989-90 $700,000 $1,662,338 6
According to the UPI, prior to the season he signed a five-year contract with the Detroit Red Wings for an approximate average of $2M per season.
Source: Canadian Press
1990-91 $1,300,000 $2,929,129 5
One-way contract.
Source: The Hockey News / Canadian Press
1991-92 $1,400,000 $3,026,360 5
1992-93 $1,500,000 $3,147,092 10
Amount includes salary and any signing bonus paid in 1992-93.
Source: The Hockey News / La Presse
1993-94 $2,700,000 $5,502,423 4
Includes base salary and any signing bonus and deferred payments allocated to the 1993-94 season.
Source: The Hockey News
1994-95 $1,823,126 $3,621,159 11
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $3,190,470 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: Guide Hockey 1995-1996
1995-96 $3,703,803 $7,155,792 11
Source: La Presse
1996-97 $4,492,349 $8,431,926 6
Source: Guide Hockey RDS (He made $4,025,000 according to La Presse)
1997-98 $5,079,063 $9,315,202 8
Includes base salary, signing bonus and bonuses paid in 1997-98.
Source: The Hockey News
1998-99 $4,800,000 $8,668,916 16
Includes base salary, signing bonus, bonuses paid in 1998-99, and deferred income paid in 1998-99.
Source: The Hockey News
1999-00 $6,000,000 $10,603,914 13
Includes base salary, signing/reporting bonus, and deferred income paid in 1999-2000. (Earned $4.975M according to The Hockey News 1999-2000 Ultimate Pool Guide)
Source: The Hockey News / The Sports Forecaster
2000-01 $8,000,000 $13,677,120 6
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 $7,500,000 $12,469,645 18
2002-03 $8,500,000 $13,911,497 15
Does not include signing bonuses, performance bonuses and deferred payments.
Source: La Presse
2003-04 $5,849,823 $9,361,752 38
Source: Book: The Road to Hockeytown
2004-05 NHL lockout year: Season cancelled - no NHL salary paid.
2005-06 $1,250,000 $1,884,377 260
Source: La Presse
Career Total: US $66,532,448
(In today's dollars: US $120,491,714)

NHL Rank: 94
(In today's dollars: 39)

 

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