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09-30-2005, 04:53 PM
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Vanek signed for a figure reported to be close to the allowable rookie max of $1.19 million in 2003. So with the 24% rollback his base salary for this season is approx $904K.
http://tsn.ca/nhl/news_story.asp?ID=97399

He also received a $1 million signing bonus.
http://www.uscho.com/news/2004/09/03_008642.php
For cap purposes that's averaged into the term of the contract (~$333k per year).

So excluding any incentive bonuses*, Vanek's approximate cap cost is $1.24 million.

*these are all still fully in force as provided in the entry level system of old CBA and may prove easily reachable for Vanek. The only change is that the payout is reduced 24%.

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