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NHL Fortune: $52,119,631

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Chris Drury’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $52,119,631 (US $74,542,485 in today's dollars), ranking #184 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: August 20, 1976
Country of birth: USA
Position: C
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1994
  • Round #3
  • Overall Pick: 72
  • 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
1998-99 $735,000 $1,327,428 378
Includes base salary, signing bonus, bonuses paid in 1998-99, and deferred income paid in 1998-99.
Source: The Hockey News
1999-00 $640,000 $1,131,084 480
Includes base salary, signing/reporting bonus, and deferred income paid in 1999-2000.
Source: The Hockey News / The Sports Forecaster
2001-02 $2,300,000 $3,824,024 145
2002-03 $2,500,000 $4,091,617 147
Does not include signing bonuses, performance bonuses and deferred payments.
Source: La Presse
2003-04 $3,450,000 $5,521,200 106
2004-05 NHL lockout year: Season cancelled - no NHL salary paid.
2005-06 $2,926,000 $4,410,950 88
Source: La Presse
2006-07 $3,154,000 $4,606,070 112
Source: NHLPA
2007-08 $7,100,000 $10,081,219 14
Prior to the season, as a free agent, signed a five-year contract with the New York Rangers for $32.25M.
Source: NHLPA / Book: Mister Playoffs
2008-09 $7,100,000 $9,708,500 24
Source: NHLPA
2009-10 $8,050,000 $11,046,518 5
Source: NHLPA
2010-11 $8,000,000 $10,800,697 6
On June 29, 2011, the New York Rangers bought out the last year of his contract (worth $5M) for two-thirds of the amount to be paid over two seasons. He retired and never played pro hockey again.
Source: NHLPA / ESPN
2011-12 $3,333,333 $4,362,644 217
Earned his 2010-11 contract buyout.
Source: ESPN
2012-13 $2,831,298 $3,630,533 99
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $4,836,801 was prorated for the 48-game season. Earned his 2010-11 contract buyout.
Source: ESPN
Career Total: US $52,119,631
(In today's dollars: US $74,542,485)

NHL Rank: 184
(In today's dollars: 157)

 

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