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NHL Fortune: $34,219,433

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Raymond Bourque’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US $34,219,433 (US $57,779,529 in today's dollars), ranking #297 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Did you know that Gary Bettman accumulated the 4th largest NHL fortune with $110M?

Season   Salary
($US)
In today's
$
NHL
Rank
+/-
($)
+/-
(%)
1979-80 $50,000 $176,102
As a rookie drafted in the first round, 8th overall, signed a 3-year contract with the Boston Bruins for $US 50,000 per season. Also received $1,500 ($5,200 in today's dollars) from the NHL for winning the Calder trophy.
Source: La Presse / The Hockey News 1981 Yearbook
1980-81 $50,000 $155,158
Source: La Presse
1981-82 $50,000 $140,649
Source: La Presse
1982-83 $200,000 $529,948
Source: La Presse
1983-84 $200,000 $513,454
Estimated based on documented 1982-83 salary.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1984-85 $200,000 $492,204
Estimated based on documented 1982-83 salary.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1985-86 $500,000 $1,188,197
Signed a 5-year deal with the Boston Bruins for $US 2.5M.
Source: La Presse / Sports Illustrated
1986-87 $500,000 $1,166,515
Source: La Presse / Sports Illustrated
1987-88 $500,000 $1,125,440
Source: La Presse / Sports Illustrated
1988-89 $500,000 $1,080,727
Source: La Presse / Sports Illustrated
1989-90 $500,000 $1,031,048 10
Source: Canadian Press / La Presse / Sports Illustrated
1990-91 $1,100,000 $2,152,028 5 $600,000 120%
One-way contract
Source: The Hockey News
1991-92 $1,196,000 $2,245,354 8 $96,000 9%
1992-93 $1,197,000 $2,181,560 18 $1,000 0%
Amount includes salary and any signing bonus paid in 1992-93.
Source: The Hockey News
1993-94 $2,250,000 $3,981,488 9 $1,053,000 88%
Was awarded $US 2.25M per season for 2 years in arbitration. He was season $US 4M and $US 4.5M while the Bruins were offering $US 1.85M.
Source: Book: Made in America - Chris Chelios
1994-95 $1,285,714 $2,218,334 22 -$964,286 -43%
Lockout: NHL salary prorated for 48-game season.
According to the Guide Hockey 1995-1996, his contract was for $US 2.5M.
Source: Guide Hockey 1995-1996
1995-96 $2,502,400 $4,198,581 31 $1,216,686 95%
Source: La Presse
1996-97 $2,501,600 $4,076,859 40 -$800 0%
Source: La Presse / Guide Hockey RDS
1997-98 $3,436,719 $5,475,197 23 $935,119 37%
Includes base salary, signing bonus and bonuses paid in 1997-98.
Source: The Hockey News
1998-99 $4,000,000 $6,274,847 27 $563,281 16%
Includes base salary, signing bonus, bonuses paid in 1998-99, and deferred income paid in 1998-99.
Source: The Hockey News
1999-00 $6,000,000 $9,208,884 12 $2,000,000 50%
Includes base salary, signing/reporting bonus, and deferred income paid in 1999-2000.
Source: The Hockey News
2000-01 $5,500,000 $8,166,957 22 -$500,000 -8%
On June 4, 2000, signed a 1-year contract with Colorado for $US 5.5 (+1 year option at $US 6). Retired from pro hockey after the season.
Source: The Hockey News
Total:
US $34,219,433

In today's dollars:
US $57,779,529
NHL Rank:
297

In today's dollars:
157