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NHL Fortune: $8,706,119

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Russ Courtnall’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US $8,706,119 (US $15,208,401 in today's dollars), ranking #1077 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

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Season   Salary
($US)
In today's
$
NHL
Rank
+/-
($)
+/-
(%)
1983-84 $56,946 $146,196
After being a 7th overall NHL draft pick, signed a four-year plus one option year, two-way contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs for $C 75,000 / $ 85,000 / $ 95,000 / $ 105,000 / $ 105,000 in the NHL and $ 5,000 if he played junior in 1983-84; $ 10,000 if he played junior in 1984-85; $C 25,000 in the minors in 1985-86, 1986-87 and 1987-88. Included signing bonuses: $ 50,000 in 1983-84 and $ 35,000 in 1984-85 and a $ 10,000 bonus if he played 40 or more NHL games in 1984-85. Was to get $ 10,000 if he won the Calder trophy, $7,500 if he finished second in voting for the trophy and $ 5,000 for third. Performance bonus, conditional to the team making the playoffs, included earning the highest of: $ 5,000 for 30 goals or 60 points; $ 10,000 for 35 goals or 70 points; $ 15,000 for 40 goals or 80 points; $ 20,000 for 45 goals or 90 points; and $ 25,000 for 50 goals or 100 points in the regular season. If he got 40 goals or 80 points in any two regular season, his base salary for remaining seasons on the contract was to be increase by the amount of bonus received. Played 14 NHL games and 55 junior/Olympic team games, earning $ 5,000 for his junior time and a NHL pro-rated salary of $ 15,217 in addition to his signing bonus.
Source: Copy of contract
1984-85 $100,360 $246,988
Played the whole season in the NHL, earning his base salary, $35,000 of signing bonus and $10,000 for reaching 40 NHL game. Did not earn additional bonuses.
Source: Copy of contract
1985-86 $69,540 $165,254
Played the whole season in the NHL, earning his base salary. Did not earn additional bonuses.
Source: Copy of contract
1986-87 $82,800 $193,175
Played the whole season in the NHL, earning his base salary. Earned a $ 10,000 bonus for reaching 73 points.
Source: Copy of contract
1987-88 $79,170 $178,202
Played the whole season in the NHL, earning his base salary. Did not earn additional bonuses.
Source: Copy of contract
1988-89 $85,365 $184,513
Estimated minimum salary based on documented salary for 1987-88.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1989-90 $236,600 $487,892 119
Source: Canadian Press
1990-91 $274,240 $536,520 124 $37,640 16%
One-way contract.
Source: The Hockey News / Canadian Press
1991-92 $728,955 $1,368,530 33 $454,715 166%
1992-93 $885,000 $1,612,933 51 $156,045 21%
Amount includes salary and any signing bonus paid in 1992-93.
Source: The Hockey News
1993-94 $800,000 $1,415,640 90 -$85,000 -10%
1994-95 $457,143 $788,741 136 -$342,857 -43%
Lockout: NHL salary prorated for 48-game season.
Source: Guide Hockey 1995-1996
1995-96 $1,485,000 $2,491,565 87 $1,027,857 225%
Source: La Presse
1996-97 $1,485,000 $2,420,105 120
Source: La Presse / Guide Hockey RDS
1997-98 $940,000 $1,497,558 228 -$545,000 -37%
Estimated minimum salary based on documented salary for 1998-99 with the Los Angeles Kings.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1998-99 $940,000 $1,474,589 263
Includes base salary, signing bonus, bonuses paid in 1998-99, and deferred income paid in 1998-99. Retired from pro hockey after the season.
Source: The Hockey News
Total:
US $8,706,119

In today's dollars:
US $15,208,401
NHL Rank:
1077

In today's dollars:
892

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