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NHL Fortune: $21,795,000

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Net worth / salary history of Paul Coffey, who earned US $21,795,000 (US $36,294,104 in today's dollars) in his career, ranking #543 in NHL career earnings / fortunes accumulated.

Season   Salary
($US)
In today's
$
NHL
Rank
+/-
($)
+/-
(%)
1980-81 $51,300 $159,192
Signed 3-year contract with Edmonton plus 1 option year: $C60k, $C70K, and following 2 seasons to be arbitrated. Additional bonus: $C 50,000.
Source: Copy of contract
1981-82 $58,380 $164,222
Additional bonus: $C 15,000.
Source: Copy of contract
1982-83 $56,770 $150,426
Additional bonus: $C 10,000.
Source: Copy of contract
1989-90 $450,000 $927,944 15
Source: Canadian Press
1990-91 $900,000 $1,760,750 6 $450,000 100%
One-way contract.
Source: The Hockey News / Canadian Press
1991-92 $1,000,000 $1,877,386 15 $100,000 11%
1992-93 $1,100,000 $2,004,775 24 $100,000 10%
Amount includes salary and any signing bonus paid in 1992-93.
Source: The Hockey News
1993-94 $1,300,000 $2,300,415 32 $200,000 18%
1994-95 $828,571 $1,429,593 60 -$471,429 -36%
Lockout: NHL salary prorated for 48-game season.
Source: Guide Hockey 1995-1996
1995-96 $3,600,000 $6,040,157 12 $2,771,429 334%
Source: La Presse
1996-97 $2,600,000 $4,237,221 36 -$1,000,000 -28%
Source: La Presse / Guide Hockey RDS
1997-98 $2,600,000 $4,142,181 45
Source: The Hockey News
1998-99 $2,500,000 $3,921,779 73 -$100,000 -4%
1999-00 $2,500,000 $3,837,035 82
2000-01 $2,250,000 $3,341,028 113 -$250,000 -10%
Total:
$21,795,000

In today's dollars:
$36,294,104
NHL Rank:
543

In today's dollars:
341