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NHL Fortune: $18,316,620

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Pat Verbeek’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$18,316,620 (US$30,611,823 in today's dollars), ranking #684 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

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Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
1982-83 $49,477 $132,619
After being 43rd overall NHL draft pick, signed a three-year, plus one option year, two-way contract with the New Jersey Devils for $70k, $80k, $90k and $90k in the NHL; $25k in the minor leagues; and $10k in the junior leagues. Included a $25,000 signing bonus in 1982-83 and bonuses of $5,000 when reaching 40 games, 80 games, 120 games, and 160 games. Performance bonuses, for each season when he played 40 or more NHL games, included: $5,000 for finishing 1st in the division; $4,000 second in division; $3,000 third in division; $2,000 fourth in division. If played 40 NHL games in a season, was a + player, and the team made the playffs: $2,500 for 20 goals or 45 points; additional $2,500 for 25 goals or 55 points; additiona $5,000 for 30 goals or 65 points. Regardless of team performances or being a + player, was to receive a bonus of $5,000 for scoring 35 goals or 75 points. $10,000 if voted Rookie of the Year; $5,000 for being voted on the 1st All Star Team and $2,500 for the 2nd All Star Team. Played 6 NHL games and 61 junior games, earning a pro-rated salary of $24,477 plus $25,000 in signing bonus. Did not earn any performance bonuses.
Source: Copy of contract
1983-84 $90,000 $233,729
Played the whole season in the NHL, earning a base salary of $80,000 plus $10,000 for reaching 40 and 80 NHL games. Did not earn any performance bonuses.
Source: Copy of contract
1984-85 $100,000 $248,999
Played the whole season in the NHL, earning a base salary of $90,000 plus $10,000 for reaching 120 and 160 NHL games. Did not earn any performance bonuses.
Source: Copy of contract
1985-86 $90,000 $216,412
Played the whole season in the NHL, earning a base salary of $90,000. Did not earn any performance bonuses.
Source: Copy of contract
1986-87 $90,000 $212,384
Estimated minimum salary based on documented 1985-86 salary.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1987-88 $90,000 $204,888
Estimated minimum salary based on documented 1985-86 salary.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1988-89 $90,000 $196,849
Estimated minimum salary based on documented 1985-86 salary.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1989-90 $240,000 $500,753 115
Source: Canadian Press
1990-91 $250,000 $494,910 141 $10,000 4%
One-way contract.
Source: The Hockey News / Canadian Press
1991-92 $250,000 $474,815 233
1992-93 $820,000 $1,511,554 60 $570,000 228%
Amount includes salary and any signing bonus paid in 1992-93.
Source: The Hockey News
1993-94 $1,150,000 $2,059,110 41 $330,000 40%
1994-95 $657,143 $1,146,786 80 ($492,857) -43%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $1,150,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: Guide Hockey 1995-1996
1995-96 $1,750,000 $2,970,567 67 $1,092,857 166%
Source: La Presse
1996-97 $3,000,000 $4,947,274 22 $1,250,000 71%
Signed a 3-year deal with the Dallas Stars for $9.3M overall.
Source: La Presse / Guide Hockey RDS / The Hockey News 1996-97 Yearbook
1997-98 $3,100,000 $4,995,303 30 $100,000 3%
Includes base salary, signing bonus and bonuses paid in 1997-98.
Source: The Hockey News
1998-99 $3,200,000 $5,077,676 45 $100,000 3%
Includes base salary, signing bonus, bonuses paid in 1998-99, and deferred income paid in 1998-99.
Source: The Hockey News
1999-00 $1,250,000 $1,940,959 221 ($1,950,000) -61%
Estimated salary based on documented salary for 2000-01 with the same team, the Detroit Red Wings.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
2000-01 $1,250,000 $1,877,613 233
Source: The Hockey News Ultimate Fantasy Guide 2000-01
2001-02 $800,000 $1,168,623 439 ($450,000) -36%
Retired from pro-hockey after the season.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
Total:
US$18,316,620

In today's dollars:
US$30,611,823
NHL Rank:
684

In today's dollars:
500

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