Money earned by a player in a career ?

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  1. Leaf Lander

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    what players have made the most money in there careers

    I know that mats sundin has made 72 million making him one of the NHL's top paid players of all time.


    Does anyone know where we could get this info?
     
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  2. Hockey Outsider

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    Hockey Zone Plus has a lot of salary data (though I'm not sure how accurate the site is).

    Link: http://www.hockeyzoneplus.com/$0607_e.htm. Scroll down to "Fortunes Accumulated". I was amazed (in a bad way) to see who finished 3rd.
     
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    I'd love to see it adjusted for inflation, see what some old-time, like pre-WW2 and pre-1926 players earned.
     
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    I doubt any of that information is still available. I'd be shocked to see much information even through about the mid-70s.
     
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    True, but some contracts by big name players, such as Cyclone Taylor and King Clancy are known.
     
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    In a similar vein I'm curious if any player has ever earned more than Fedorov's $28M in '98 ($2M base, $14M signing bonus, $12M bonus for reaching, possibly winning, WCF).
     
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    when did bure play last i am surprised that he is in the top 10
     
  9. Bleifooss

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    39 games in 2002-03, but he earned 47 mill USD in the last five seasons (incl. 2003-04 when he was injured all season long)
     
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    Even adjusted for inflation, none of them made anything worth writing home about.
     
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    Wouldn't Jagr be a good choice, even though he spent his money in A.C and Las Vegas.
     
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    since 1999 was Jagr best payed player (but next season will have Gomez and Briere more than him) :teach:

    during lockout he was best payed player in Russian hockey league :teach:
     
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    Hmm, you're right, Clancy's 11,600 deal for the 31-32 season is worth less than 200,000.

    And the only solid info I can get on Taylor is too old for the inflation calculator.
     
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    There isn't a conversion for 6 beaver pelts and a stout hearted mule?
     
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    There's limited data on the Hockey Zone Plus website (http://www.hockeyzoneplus.com/$prehi_e.htm) which can be combined with inflation data from the Bank of Canada (http://www.bank-banque-canada.ca/en/rates/inflation_calc.html).

    Newsy Lalonde's $1,300 salary in 1918 is worth roughly $17,000 today. In 1917, the Canadian government introduced a "temporary" tax on personal and corporate income to finance the war. This became the basis for the modern Income Tax Act. Tax rates were significantly lower in 1918; still, like the rest of us, Newsy Lalonde wasn't exempt from paying tax.

    Frank Frederickson's $3,500 in 1926 is worth around $43,000 today.

    Jean Beliveau's $21,000 in 1954 is worth around $168,000 today. Doug Harvey and Rocket Richard each earned $25,000 in 1960, worth around $181,000 today.

    Bobby Orr earned $35,000 US as a rookie in 1967. That was worth roughly $38,000 Canadian in 1967, which, in turn, is worth around $237,000 today.

    Bobby Hull's million-dollar salary (from the WHA) in 1972 was worth around $1.14 million Canadian at the time. It's worth around $5.5 million today.

    Mario Tremblay's surprisingly high salary of $80,000 in 1975 is worth $315,000 today.
     
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    Yeah, that's what I was thinking. Jagr's probably up there for the list of $$ made, but he's also on the top of the heap for $$ squandered.
     
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    I think Modano heads that list. Nearly Bankrupt after earning like $30-40 million. :shakehead
     
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    I think its none of our business how much players made or what they did with their money. If Yashin made a ******** then good for him.If Jagr blew his money on craps in AC then good for him. Don't hate.
     
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    1 dumbass kid can ruin a family no matter how rich.
     
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