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NHL Fortune: $3,113,604

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Louie DeBrusk’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$3,113,604 (US$5,030,306 in today's dollars), ranking #1948 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: March 19, 1971
Country of birth: Canada
Position: LW
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1989
  • Round #3
  • Overall Pick: 49
  • By: New York Rangers

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
1990-91 $25,000 $49,491 824
Two-way contract: $125,000 in the NHL and $25,000 in the minor leagues. Plus bonus for games played: $10,000 at 40 games and an additional $10,000 at 80 games. He played in the AHL/OHL, earning a minor league salary. He played 40 NHL games between 1991 and 1993 and 124 NHL games between 1991 and 1994 and possibly earned both bonuses depending on the terms of the contract.
Source: The Hockey News
1991-92 $139,680 $265,288 508 $114,680 459%
Contract in Canadian currency: $160,000.
1992-93 $173,670 $320,136 637 $33,990 24%
Contract in Canadian currency: $210,000. Amount includes salary and any signing bonus paid in 1992-93.
Source: The Hockey News
1993-94 $150,000 $268,580 623 -$23,670 -14%
1994-95 $167,314 $291,982 507 $17,314 12%
Contract in Canadian currency: $400,000. Because of the lockout, his NHL salary was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: Guide Hockey 1995-1996
1995-96 $320,760 $544,479 537 $153,446 92%
Contract in Canadian currency: $440,000.
Source: La Presse
1996-97 $337,180 $556,041 715 $16,420 5%
Contract in Canadian currency: $460,000.
Source: La Presse / Guide Hockey RDS
1998-99 $500,000 $793,387 502
1999-00 $400,000 $621,107 650 -$100,000 -20%
Includes base salary, signing/reporting bonus, and deferred income paid in 1999-2000.
Source: The Hockey News / The Sports Forecaster
2000-01 $400,000 $600,836 681
2002-03 $500,000 $718,979 620
Career Earnings: US$3,113,604
(In today's dollars: US$5,030,306)

NHL Rank: 1948
(In today's dollars: 1779)

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