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NHL Fortune: $1,125,000

Description

Net worth / salary history of Rick Vaive, who earned US $1,125,000 (US $2,301,961 in today's dollars) in his career, ranking #2621 in NHL career earnings / fortunes accumulated.

Season   Salary
($US)
In today's
$
NHL
Rank
+/-
($)
+/-
(%)
1978-79 $50,000 $196,089
Signed contract with the Birmingham Bulls of the WHA. During the season, signed a 4-year extension for $650k but it was voided after the season when the WHA folder. Became available in the NHL entry draft.
Source: Book: Les Stastny / Book: The Rebel League
1989-90 $325,000 $670,181 43
Source: Canadian Press
1990-91 $350,000 $684,736 50 $25,000 8%
One-way contract (Made $US 325,000 according to the Canadian Press)
Source: The Hockey News
1991-92 $400,000 $750,954 90 $50,000 14%
Total:
$1,125,000

In today's dollars:
$2,301,961
NHL Rank:
2621

In today's dollars:
2252