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NHL Fortune: $14,788,883

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Joe Murphy’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$14,788,883 (US$24,222,111 in today's dollars), ranking #804 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$)
+/-
(%)
1989-90 $225,000 $469,456 130
Source: Canadian Press
1990-91 $250,000 $494,910 141 $25,000 11%
One-way contract.
Source: The Hockey News / Canadian Press
1991-92 $292,455 $555,448 182 $42,455 17%
Contract in Canadian currency: $335,000.
1993-94 $750,000 $1,342,898 107
1994-95 $428,571 $747,904 153 -$321,429 -43%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $750,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: Guide Hockey 1995-1996
1995-96 $842,857 $1,430,722 179 $414,286 97%
Source: La Presse
1996-97 $2,800,000 $4,617,456 30 $1,957,143 232%
Source: La Presse / Guide Hockey RDS
1997-98 $3,400,000 $5,478,719 24 $600,000 21%
Includes base salary, signing bonus and bonuses paid in 1997-98.
Source: The Hockey News
1998-99 $3,800,000 $6,029,741 31 $400,000 12%
Includes base salary, signing bonus, bonuses paid in 1998-99, and deferred income paid in 1998-99.
Source: The Hockey News
1999-00 $1,000,000 $1,552,767 263 -$2,800,000 -74%
Source: The Sports Forecaster
2000-01 $1,000,000 $1,502,091 294
Retired from pro-hockey after the season.
Source: The Hockey News Ultimate Fantasy Guide 2000-01
Total:
US$14,788,883

In today's dollars:
US$24,222,111
NHL Rank:
804

In today's dollars:
663

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