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NHL Fortune: $68,831,141

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Thomas Vanek’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$68,831,141 (US$79,643,007 in today's dollars), ranking #68 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Country of birth: Austria
Position: LW
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 2003
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 5
  • By: Buffalo Sabres

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
2005-06 $942,400 $1,248,201 351
2006-07 $942,400 $1,209,193 384
Source: NHLPA
2007-08 $10,000,000 $12,475,162 1 $9,057,600 961%
Source: NHLPA
2008-09 $8,000,000 $9,611,147 5 -$2,000,000 -20%
Source: NHLPA
2009-10 $6,400,000 $7,716,155 38 -$1,600,000 -20%
Source: NHLPA
2010-11 $6,400,000 $7,591,599 39
Source: NHLPA
2011-12 $6,400,000 $7,359,403 43
Source: NHLPA
2012-13 $3,746,341 $4,220,692 46 -$2,653,659 -41%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $6,400,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: NHLPA
2013-14 $6,400,000 $7,106,044 45 $2,653,659 71%
Source: NHLPA
2014-15 $5,500,000 $6,009,251 91 -$900,000 -14%
Source: NHLPA
2015-16 $6,500,000 $7,093,452 55 $1,000,000 18%
Source: NHLPA
2016-17 $2,600,000 $2,802,033 333 -$3,900,000 -60%
Source: NHLPA
2017-18 $2,000,000 $2,110,477 365 -$600,000 -23%
Source: NHLPA
2018-19 $3,000,000 $3,090,200 340 $1,000,000 50%
Source: NHLPA
Career Earnings: US$68,831,141
(In today's dollars: US$79,643,007)

NHL Rank: 68
(In today's dollars: 77)

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