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NHL Fortune: $44,498,571

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Mike Richter’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$44,498,571 (US$69,542,841 in today's dollars), ranking #204 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 $130,000 $271,241 369
Source: Canadian Press
1990-91 $140,000 $277,150 431 $10,000 8%
Two-way contract: $140,000 in the NHL and $30,000 in the minor leagues. He played in the NHL only, earning a full NHL salary.
Source: The Hockey News / Canadian Press
1991-92 $700,000 $1,329,481 34 $560,000 400%
1992-93 $900,000 $1,659,022 43 $200,000 29%
Amount includes salary and any signing bonus paid in 1992-93.
Source: The Hockey News
1993-94 $1,000,000 $1,790,530 53 $100,000 11%
1994-95 $1,428,571 $2,493,012 18 $428,571 43%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $2,500,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: Guide Hockey 1995-1996
1995-96 $3,000,000 $5,092,401 18 $1,571,429 110%
Source: La Presse
1996-97 $3,600,000 $5,936,729 14 $600,000 20%
Source: La Presse / Guide Hockey RDS
1997-98 $3,900,000 $6,284,413 15 $300,000 8%
Includes base salary, signing bonus and bonuses paid in 1997-98.
Source: The Hockey News
1998-99 $5,100,000 $8,092,546 13 $1,200,000 31%
Includes base salary, signing bonus, bonuses paid in 1998-99, and deferred income paid in 1998-99.
Source: The Hockey News
1999-00 $5,000,000 $7,763,837 22 ($100,000) -2%
Includes base salary, signing/reporting bonus, and deferred income paid in 1999-2000.
Source: The Hockey News
2000-01 $5,600,000 $8,411,707 21 $600,000 12%
Source: The Hockey News Ultimate Fantasy Guide 2000-01
2001-02 $6,000,000 $8,764,669 23 $400,000 7%
2002-03 $4,000,000 $5,751,835 61 ($2,000,000) -33%
2003-04 $4,000,000 $5,624,266 76
2004-05 NHL lockout year: Season cancelled - no NHL salary paid.
Total:
US$44,498,571

In today's dollars:
US$69,542,841
NHL Rank:
204

In today's dollars:
116

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