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NHL Fortune: $37,670,714

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Zigmund Palffy’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$37,670,714 (US$55,409,999 in today's dollars), ranking #282 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: May 5, 1972
Country of birth: Slovakia
Position: RW
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1991
  • Round #2
  • Overall Pick: 26
  • 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
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
1992-93 $185,000 $341,021 576
Source: La Presse
1994-95 $185,714 $324,092 437
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $325,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: Guide Hockey 1995-1996
1995-96 $275,000 $466,803 584 $89,286 48%
Source: La Presse
1996-97 $1,550,000 $2,556,092 101 $1,275,000 464%
Source: La Presse / Guide Hockey RDS
1997-98 $1,725,000 $2,779,644 107 $175,000 11%
Includes base salary, signing bonus and bonuses paid in 1997-98.
Source: The Hockey News
1999-00 $5,000,000 $7,763,837 22
Includes base salary, signing/reporting bonus, and deferred income paid in 1999-2000.
Source: The Hockey News / The Sports Forecaster
2000-01 $5,000,000 $7,510,453 28
Source: The Hockey News Ultimate Fantasy Guide 2000-01
2001-02 $6,000,000 $8,764,669 23 $1,000,000 20%
2002-03 $7,250,000 $10,425,200 23 $1,250,000 21%
2003-04 $7,000,000 $9,842,466 23 -$250,000 -3%
2004-05 NHL lockout year: Season cancelled - no NHL salary paid.
2005-06 $3,500,000 $4,635,721 56
Career Earnings: US$37,670,714
(In today's dollars: US$55,409,999)

NHL Rank: 282
(In today's dollars: 185)

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