Mark Messier Career Earnings

  • Estimated earnings are calculated based on the players time spent in the majors, minors and juniors in relation to their respective salary at those playing levels:
    • Prior to 2016: percentage of the season spent in the minors, majors and juniors is estimated based on the players games played between leagues
    • 2016 and later: our daily tracker is used to determine time spent in the minors, majors and juniors, and therefore is significantly more accurate
  • Estimated career earnings do not include performance bonuses earned
  • Estimates are only based on the contracts in the CapFriendly database
  • These estimates do not account for player expenses such as: agent fees, escrow, income tax, etc.
Summary
Max Perf. BonusSigning BonusSalary MaximumEstimated Earnings
$0$0$59,076,408$59,076,408
Annual Breakdown
SeasonBuyout FeesP. BonusS. BonusMin SalaryMax SalaryMajorsMinorsJuniorEstimated Earnings
1988-89$0$0$510,000$510,000100.0%0.0%0.0%$510,000
1989-90$0$0$855,271$855,271100.0%0.0%0.0%$855,271
1990-91$0$0$834,727$834,727100.0%0.0%0.0%$834,727
1991-92$0$0$108,400$108,400100.0%0.0%0.0%$108,400
1992-93$0$0$2,385,000$2,385,000100.0%0.0%0.0%$2,385,000
1993-94$0$0$2,533,000$2,533,000100.0%0.0%0.0%$2,533,000
1994-95$0$0$3,650,000$3,650,000100.0%0.0%0.0%$3,650,000
1995-96$0$0$6,000,000$6,000,000100.0%0.0%0.0%$6,000,000
1996-97$0$0$6,000,000$6,000,000100.0%0.0%0.0%$6,000,000
1997-98$0$0$6,000,000$6,000,000100.0%0.0%0.0%$6,000,000
1998-99$0$0$6,000,000$6,000,000100.0%0.0%0.0%$6,000,000
1999-00$0$0$6,000,000$6,000,000100.0%0.0%0.0%$6,000,000
2000-01$0$0$4,807,037$4,807,037100.0%0.0%0.0%$4,807,037
2001-02$0$0$5,583,530$5,583,530100.0%0.0%0.0%$5,583,530
2002-03$0$0$3,904,858$3,904,858100.0%0.0%0.0%$3,904,858
2003-04$0$0$3,904,585$3,904,585100.0%0.0%0.0%$3,904,585
TOTAL$0$0$59,076,408$59,076,408---$59,076,408