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NHL Fortune: $43,832,857

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Olaf Kolzig’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$43,832,857 (US$61,179,523 in today's dollars), ranking #211 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$)
+/-
(%)
1990-91 $25,000 $49,491 826
Two-way contract: $100,000 in the NHL and $25,000 in the minor leagues. Plus bonus for games played: $10,000 at 90 games. He played in the AHL/ECHL, earning a minor league salary. He played 133 NHL games between 1990 and 1998 and possibly earned the bonus depending on the terms of the contract.
Source: The Hockey News
1992-93 $100,000 $184,336 1062
1994-95 $142,857 $249,301 561
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $250,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: Guide Hockey 1995-1996
1995-96 $325,000 $551,677 519 $182,143 128%
Source: La Presse
1996-97 $500,000 $824,546 439 $175,000 54%
Source: La Presse / Guide Hockey RDS
1997-98 $550,000 $886,263 418 $50,000 10%
Includes base salary, signing bonus and bonuses paid in 1997-98.
Source: The Hockey News
1998-99 $600,000 $952,064 439 $50,000 9%
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 $2,400,000 400%
Includes base salary, signing/reporting bonus, and deferred income paid in 1999-2000.
Source: The Hockey News
2000-01 $3,000,000 $4,506,272 71
Source: The Hockey News Ultimate Fantasy Guide 2000-01
2001-02 $6,000,000 $8,764,669 23 $3,000,000 100%
2002-03 $6,000,000 $8,627,752 30
2003-04 $6,250,000 $8,787,916 33 $250,000 4%
2004-05 NHL lockout year: Season cancelled - no NHL salary paid.
2005-06 $4,940,000 $6,542,989 24
2006-07 $5,450,000 $6,992,892 28 $510,000 10%
Source: NHLPA
2007-08 $5,450,000 $6,798,963 46
Source: NHLPA
2008-09 $1,500,000 $1,802,090 330 ($3,950,000) -72%
Source: NHLPA
Total:
US$43,832,857

In today's dollars:
US$61,179,523
NHL Rank:
211

In today's dollars:
150

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