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NHL Fortune: $36,850,244

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Dainius Zubrus’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$36,850,244 (US$46,251,268 in today's dollars), ranking #289 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Country of birth: Lithuania
Position: RW
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1996
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 15
  • By: Philadelphia Flyers

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
1996-97 $800,000 $1,319,273 250
Source: Guide Hockey RDS
1997-98 $800,000 $1,289,110 286
Includes base salary, signing bonus and bonuses paid in 1997-98.
Source: The Hockey News
1998-99 $800,000 $1,269,419 325
Includes base salary, signing bonus, bonuses paid in 1998-99, and deferred income paid in 1998-99.
Source: The Hockey News
1999-00 $660,000 $1,024,827 457 -$140,000 -18%
Includes base salary, signing/reporting bonus, and deferred income paid in 1999-2000.
Source: The Hockey News / The Sports Forecaster
2000-01 $1,000,000 $1,502,091 294 $340,000 52%
2001-02 $1,000,000 $1,460,778 344
2002-03 $1,400,000 $2,013,142 279 $400,000 40%
2003-04 $1,500,000 $2,109,100 270 $100,000 7%
2004-05 NHL lockout year: Season cancelled - no NHL salary paid.
2005-06 $1,850,000 $2,450,310 173
2006-07 $1,850,000 $2,373,734 228
Source: NHLPA
2007-08 $3,400,000 $4,241,555 124 $1,550,000 84%
Source: NHLPA
2008-09 $3,400,000 $4,084,738 171
Source: NHLPA
2009-10 $3,400,000 $4,099,208 181
Source: NHLPA
2010-11 $3,400,000 $4,033,037 183
Source: NHLPA
2011-12 $3,400,000 $3,909,683 208
Source: NHLPA
2012-13 $1,990,244 $2,242,243 205 -$1,409,756 -41%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $3,400,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: NHLPA
2013-14 $3,100,000 $3,441,990 258 $1,109,756 56%
Source: NHLPA
2014-15 $3,100,000 $3,387,032 264
Source: NHLPA
Career Earnings: US$36,850,244
(In today's dollars: US$46,251,268)

NHL Rank: 289
(In today's dollars: 263)

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