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NHL Fortune: $2,556,898

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Bill Berg’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$2,556,898 (US$4,361,934 in today's dollars), ranking #2119 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$)
+/-
(%)
1990-91 $145,000 $287,048 419
Two-way contract: $145,000 in the NHL and $48,000 in the minor leagues. Plus bonus for games played: $10,000 at 40 games and an additional $10,000 at 80 games. He played in the NHL only, earning a full NHL salary. He played 78 NHL games that season, earning the first bonus, and 125 NHL games between 1990 and 1992, possibly earning the second bonus depending on the terms of the contract.
Source: The Hockey News / Canadian Press
1991-92 $160,000 $303,881 432 $15,000 10%
1992-93 $175,000 $322,588 606 $15,000 9%
Amount includes salary and any signing bonus paid in 1992-93.
Source: The Hockey News
1993-94 $313,875 $562,003 381 $138,875 79%
Contract in Canadian currency: $405,000 .
1994-95 $150,583 $262,783 549 ($163,292) -52%
Contract in Canadian currency: $360,000 . Because of the lockout, his NHL salary was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: Guide Hockey 1995-1996
1995-96 $262,440 $445,483 604 $111,857 74%
Contract in Canadian currency: $360,000 .
Source: La Presse
1996-97 $400,000 $659,637 570 $137,560 52%
Source: La Presse / Guide Hockey RDS
1997-98 $450,000 $725,125 481 $50,000 13%
Includes base salary, signing bonus and bonuses paid in 1997-98.
Source: The Hockey News
1998-99 $500,000 $793,387 502 $50,000 11%
Total:
US$2,556,898

In today's dollars:
US$4,361,934
NHL Rank:
2119

In today's dollars:
1887

Interesting animated bar chart race showing that 36 players and 1 commissioner appeared, in the past 25 years, in the yearly Top Ten NHL/hockey fortunes accumulated. Jaromir Jagr is #1 in total hockey earnings since 2002-03 and will be taken over in 2-3 years by Crosby and Ovechkin. How is your 401k/RSSP doing?

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