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NHL Fortune: $53,556,714

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Brett Hull’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $53,556,714 (US $97,322,136 in today's dollars), ranking #173 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: August 9, 1964
Country of birth: Canada
Position: RW
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1984
  • Round #6
  • Overall Pick: 117
  • By: Calgary Flames

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
1986-87 $220,000 $590,895
His first regular season in the NHL after playing 2 playoff games in 1985-86 after his college career. Signed a 3-year plus 1-year option one-way contract with the Calgary Flames ($70k, $105k, $115K, $125k). Also got a $150,000 signing bonus. (According to his agent at the time, in the book Burke's Law - A Life in Hockey, the signing bonus was $100,000 plus a $10,000 donation to his University.)
Source: Book: Brett - Shootin' and Smilin'
1987-88 $105,000 $272,065
Source: Book: Brett - Shootin' and Smilin'
1988-89 $115,000 $286,284
Source: Book: Brett - Shootin' and Smilin'
1989-90 $125,000 $296,846 406
Source: Canadian Press; Book: Brett - Shootin' and Smilin'; The Hockey News 1991 Yearbook
1990-91 $1,766,000 $3,979,109 4
On June 9, 1990, signed a four-year, one-way contract with the St.Louis Blues for $6.466M ($1.166M; $1.5M; $1.6M; $2.2M) + a $600,000 signing bonus. (Made $1,116,000 according to the Canadian Press)
Source: The Hockey News / Book: Brett - Shootin' and Smilin' / The Hockey News 1991 Yearbook / Book: A Season in Time
1991-92 $1,500,000 $3,242,529 4
Source: Book: Brett - Shootin' and Smilin'
1992-93 $1,600,000 $3,356,899 8
Amount includes salary and any signing bonus paid in 1992-93.
Source: Book: Brett - Shootin' and Smilin' / The Hockey News / La Presse
1993-94 $2,200,000 $4,483,456 10
Includes base salary and any signing bonus and deferred payments allocated to the 1993-94 season.
Source: Book: Brett - Shootin' and Smilin' / The Hockey News
1994-95 $1,885,714 $3,745,475 10
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $3,300,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: Guide Hockey 1995-1996
1995-96 $3,800,000 $7,341,646 9
Source: La Presse
1996-97 $4,400,000 $8,258,591 8
Source: La Presse / Guide Hockey RDS
1997-98 $4,700,000 $8,619,985 10
Includes base salary, signing bonus and bonuses paid in 1997-98.
Source: The Hockey News
1998-99 $4,500,000 $8,127,109 20
Prior to the season, signed a three-year contract with the Dallas Stars for $17M. Includes base salary, signing bonus, bonuses paid in 1998-99, and deferred income paid in 1998-99.
Source: The Hockey News / Book: The Whalers
1999-00 $5,500,000 $9,720,255 19
Includes base salary, signing/reporting bonus, and deferred income paid in 1999-2000.
Source: The Hockey News / The Sports Forecaster
2000-01 $7,000,000 $11,967,480 14
Includes base salary, bonuses paid in 2000-01, and deferred income paid in 2000-01.
Source: The Hockey News / The Hockey News Ultimate Fantasy Guide 2000-01
2001-02 $3,500,000 $5,819,168 67
Prior to the season, signed a two-year contract with the Detroit Red Wings for $9M: $3.5M + $5.5M.
Source: Book: The Road to Hockeytown
2002-03 $5,500,000 $9,001,557 36
Does not include signing bonuses, performance bonuses and deferred payments.
Source: Book: The Road to Hockeytown / La Presse
2003-04 $5,000,000 $8,001,740 48
Source: Book: The Road to Hockeytown
2004-05 NHL lockout year: Season cancelled - no NHL salary paid.
2005-06 $140,000 $211,050 746
On August 6, 2004, signed a two-year contract with the Phoenix Coyotes for $2.25M per season. The first season (2004-05) was wiped off because of the lockout. He then played only 5 games in 2005-06, announcing that he was retiring on October 15, 2005. Earned a pro rated salary of approximately $140,000.
Source: Blade Wire Services
Career Total: US $53,556,714
(In today's dollars: US $97,322,136)

NHL Rank: 173
(In today's dollars: 76)

 

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