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NHL Fortune: $6,523,440

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Ed Olczyk’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US $6,523,440 (US $11,354,249 in today's dollars), ranking #1288 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

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Season   Salary
($US)
In today's
$
NHL
Rank
+/-
($)
+/-
(%)
1984-85 $75,000 $184,577
Rookie year after being drafted 3rd overall in the NHL by the Chicago Blackhawks.
Source: Ed Olzcyk on Spittin' Chiclets podcast
1985-86 $75,000 $178,230
Estimated minimum salary based on documented 1984-85 salary. Likely earned more.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1986-87 $75,000 $174,977
Estimated minimum salary based on documented 1984-85 salary. Likely earned more.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1987-88 $109,330 $246,089
Signed a two-year plus one option year, one-way contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs for: $ 145,000, $ 150,000 and $ 155,000.
Source: Copy of contract
1988-89 $121,950 $263,589
Source: Copy of contract
1989-90 $275,000 $567,077 71
According to the copy of his contract signed in 1987-88, this was the 3rd and optional year at $ 155,000. Given his very good stats, it is assumed that he renegotiated the new, higher salary.
Source: Canadian Press
1990-91 $290,000 $567,353 102 $15,000 5%
One-way contract.
Source: The Hockey News / Canadian Press
1991-92 $323,010 $606,415 152 $33,010 11%
1992-93 $357,264 $651,122 209 $34,254 11%
Amount includes salary and any signing bonus paid in 1992-93.
Source: The Hockey News
1993-94 $850,000 $1,504,118 82 $492,736 138%
1994-95 $271,886 $469,104 296 -$578,114 -68%
Lockout: NHL salary prorated for 48-game season.
Source: Guide Hockey 1995-1996
1995-96 $550,000 $922,802 309 $278,114 102%
Source: La Presse
1996-97 $1,050,000 $1,711,185 163 $500,000 91%
Source: La Presse / Guide Hockey RDS
1997-98 $1,100,000 $1,752,461 189 $50,000 5%
Includes base salary, signing bonus and bonuses paid in 1997-98.
Source: The Hockey News
1998-99 $600,000 $941,227 439 -$500,000 -45%
Includes base salary, signing bonus, bonuses paid in 1998-99, and deferred income paid in 1998-99.
Source: The Hockey News
1999-00 $400,000 $613,926 606 -$200,000 -33%
Includes base salary, signing/reporting bonus, and deferred income paid in 1999-2000. Retired from pro hockey after the season.
Source: The Hockey News
Total:
US $6,523,440

In today's dollars:
US $11,354,249
NHL Rank:
1288

In today's dollars:
1071

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