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NHL Fortune: $15,420,318

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Grant Fuhr’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$15,420,318 (US$26,094,131 in today's dollars), ranking #785 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$)
+/-
(%)
1986-87 $108,000 $254,861
Contract in Canadian currency: $150,000 . Signed a three-year plus one option year, two-way contract with the Edmonton Oilers for CAN$150,000, CAN$160,000, CAN$170,000 and CAN$180,000 in the NHL and an unknown salary in the minors. Played the whole season in the NHL.
Source: Copy of contract
1987-88 $120,640 $274,641
Contract in Canadian currency: $160,000 . Played the whole season in the NHL
Source: Copy of contract
1988-89 $276,420 $604,590
Contract in Canadian currency: $340,000 . Earned CAN$170,000 according to a copy of his 1986-87 contract but given the success of the team, it is assumed that he signed a new contract and earned CAN$340,000 as stated by The Hockey News.
Source: The Hockey News 1990 Yearbook
1989-90 $261,950 $546,551 87
Contract in Canadian currency: $310,000 . Earned CAN$180,000 on this option year according to a copy of his 1986-87 contract but given the success of the team, it is assumed that he signed a new contract and earned CAN$310,000 as stated by the Canadian Press.
Source: Canadian Press
1990-91 $265,670 $525,931 132 $3,720 1%
Contract in Canadian currency: $310,000 . One-way contract. (According to the Canadian Press, he made CAN$418,000)
Source: The Hockey News
1991-92 $370,152 $703,014 112 $104,482 39%
Contract in Canadian currency: $424,000 .
1992-93 $1,323,200 $2,439,131 16 $953,048 257%
Contract in Canadian currency: $1,600,000 . Amount includes salary and any signing bonus paid in 1992-93.
Source: The Hockey News
1993-94 $1,600,000 $2,864,848 20 $276,800 21%
1994-95 $994,286 $1,735,137 43 ($605,714) -38%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $1,740,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: Guide Hockey 1995-1996
1995-96 $975,000 $1,655,030 144 ($19,286) -2%
Source: La Presse
1996-97 $1,025,000 $1,690,319 167 $50,000 5%
Source: La Presse / Guide Hockey RDS
1997-98 $2,000,000 $3,222,776 86 $975,000 95%
Includes base salary, signing bonus and bonuses paid in 1997-98.
Source: The Hockey News
1998-99 $3,100,000 $4,918,999 47 $1,100,000 55%
Includes base salary, signing bonus, bonuses paid in 1998-99, and deferred income paid in 1998-99.
Source: The Hockey News
1999-00 $3,000,000 $4,658,302 61 ($100,000) -3%
Includes base salary, signing/reporting bonus, and deferred income paid in 1999-2000.
Source: The Hockey News
Total:
US$15,420,318

In today's dollars:
US$26,094,131
NHL Rank:
785

In today's dollars:
604

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