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NHL Fortune: $82,661,886

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Paul Kariya’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$82,661,886 (US$118,468,951 in today's dollars), ranking #35 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$)
+/-
(%)
1994-95 $1,614,286 $2,817,104 13
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $2,825,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: Guide Hockey 1995-1996
1995-96 $2,272,600 $3,857,663 40 $658,314 41%
Source: La Presse
1996-97 $2,075,000 $3,421,865 65 -$197,600 -9%
Source: La Presse / Guide Hockey RDS
1998-99 $8,500,000 $13,487,577 2
Includes base salary, signing bonus, bonuses paid in 1998-99, and deferred income paid in 1998-99.
Source: The Hockey News
1999-00 $10,000,000 $15,527,674 2 $1,500,000 18%
Includes base salary, signing/reporting bonus, and deferred income paid in 1999-2000.
Source: The Hockey News / Associated Press / The Sports Forecaster
2000-01 $10,000,000 $15,020,906 1
Source: Associated Press / The Hockey News Ultimate Fantasy Guide 2000-01
2001-02 $10,000,000 $14,607,782 3
Source: Associated Press
2002-03 $10,000,000 $14,379,586 4
2003-04 $1,200,000 $1,687,280 325 -$8,800,000 -88%
2003/07/03: Colorado - 1 year for $1.2M
Source: Washington Post
2004-05 NHL lockout year: Season cancelled - no NHL salary paid.
2005-06 $4,500,000 $5,960,213 29
2006-07 $4,500,000 $5,773,947 44
Source: NHLPA
2007-08 $6,000,000 $7,485,097 28 $1,500,000 33%
Source: NHLPA
2008-09 $6,000,000 $7,208,360 40
Source: NHLPA
2009-10 $6,000,000 $7,233,896 44
Source: NHLPA
Total:
US$82,661,886

In today's dollars:
US$118,468,951
NHL Rank:
35

In today's dollars:
12

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