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NHL Fortune: $5,187,438

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Bob Essensa’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$5,187,438 (US$8,638,278 in today's dollars), ranking #1509 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

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All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
1989-90 $114,075 $238,014 449
Contract in Canadian currency: $135,000 .
Source: Canadian Press
1990-91 $208,988 $413,721 237 $94,913 83%
Contract in Canadian currency: $243,860 . Two-way contract: CAN$250,000 in the NHL and CAN$75,000 in the minor leagues. Plus bonus for games played: CAN$15,000 at 52 games and an additional CAN$5,000 at 60 games. Estimated salary earned based on ratio of NHL/minor league games played = CAN$243,860. He played 55 NHL games and earned the first bonus. He played 47 NHL games in 1991-92, possibly earning the second bonus depending on the terms of the contract.
Source: The Hockey News / Canadian Press
1991-92 $240,075 $455,964 258 $31,087 15%
Contract in Canadian currency: $275,000 .
1992-93 $227,425 $419,226 426 ($12,650) -5%
Contract in Canadian currency: $275,000 . Amount includes salary and any signing bonus paid in 1992-93.
Source: The Hockey News
1993-94 $871,875 $1,561,119 79 $644,450 283%
Contract in Canadian currency: $1,125,000 .
1996-97 $1,300,000 $2,143,819 129
Source: Guide Hockey RDS
1997-98 $300,000 $483,416 642 ($1,000,000) -77%
Includes base salary, signing bonus and bonuses paid in 1997-98.
Source: The Hockey News
1998-99 $425,000 $674,379 579 $125,000 42%
Includes base salary, signing bonus, bonuses paid in 1998-99, and deferred income paid in 1998-99.
Source: The Hockey News
1999-00 $400,000 $621,107 607 ($25,000) -6%
Includes base salary, signing/reporting bonus, and deferred income paid in 1999-2000.
Source: The Hockey News
2000-01 $500,000 $751,045 581 $100,000 25%
2001-02 $600,000 $876,467 538 $100,000 20%
Total:
US$5,187,438

In today's dollars:
US$8,638,278
NHL Rank:
1509

In today's dollars:
1318

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