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NHL Fortune: $39,501,463

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Sheldon Souray’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$39,501,463 (US$48,944,870 in today's dollars), ranking #261 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Country of birth: Canada
Position: D
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1994
  • Round #3
  • Overall Pick: 71
  • By: New Jersey Devils

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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 $375,000 $618,409 638
1997-98 $325,000 $523,701 626 -$50,000 -13%
Includes base salary, signing bonus and bonuses paid in 1997-98.
Source: The Hockey News
1998-99 $400,000 $634,710 597 $75,000 23%
Includes base salary, signing bonus, bonuses paid in 1998-99, and deferred income paid in 1998-99.
Source: The Hockey News
1999-00 $475,000 $737,565 582 $75,000 19%
Includes base salary, signing/reporting bonus, and deferred income paid in 1999-2000.
Source: The Hockey News / The Sports Forecaster
2000-01 $750,000 $1,126,568 423 $275,000 58%
2001-02 $925,000 $1,351,220 383 $175,000 23%
2002-03 $1,100,000 $1,581,755 344 $175,000 19%
2003-04 $1,600,000 $2,249,706 252 $500,000 45%
2004-05 NHL lockout year: Season cancelled - no NHL salary paid.
2005-06 $2,128,000 $2,818,519 138
2006-07 $2,432,000 $3,120,498 154 $304,000 14%
Source: NHLPA
2007-08 $6,250,000 $7,796,976 25 $3,818,000 157%
Source: NHLPA
2008-09 $6,250,000 $7,508,709 37
Source: NHLPA
2009-10 $5,500,000 $6,631,071 62 -$750,000 -12%
Source: NHLPA
2011-12 $1,650,000 $1,897,346 359
Source: NHLPA
2012-13 $2,341,463 $2,637,933 137 $691,463 42%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $4,000,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: NHLPA
2013-14 $3,500,000 $3,886,118 205 $1,158,537 49%
Source: NHLPA
2014-15 $3,500,000 $3,824,069 225
Source: NHLPA
Career Earnings: US$39,501,463
(In today's dollars: US$48,944,870)

NHL Rank: 261
(In today's dollars: 238)

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