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NHL Fortune: $80,474,196

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Rob Blake’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$80,474,196 (US$114,852,086 in today's dollars), ranking #40 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 $135,000 $267,252 444
Two-way contract: $135,000 in the NHL and $65,000 in the minor leagues. Plus bonus for games played: $10,000 at 60 games and an additional $10,000 at 80 games. He played in the NHL only, earning a full NHL salary. He played 75 NHL games that season, earning the first bonus and 132 NHL games between 1990 and 1992, possibly earning the second bonus depending on the terms of the contract.
Source: The Hockey News / Canadian Press
1991-92 $155,000 $294,385 455 $20,000 15%
1992-93 $165,000 $304,154 670 $10,000 6%
Amount includes salary and any signing bonus paid in 1992-93.
Source: The Hockey News
1994-95 $885,714 $1,545,668 54
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $1,550,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: Guide Hockey 1995-1996
1995-96 $2,325,000 $3,946,610 35 $1,439,286 163%
Source: La Presse
1996-97 $3,075,000 $5,070,956 21 $750,000 32%
Source: La Presse / Guide Hockey RDS
1997-98 $3,150,000 $5,075,872 28 $75,000 2%
Includes base salary, signing bonus and bonuses paid in 1997-98.
Source: The Hockey News
1998-99 $5,267,500 $8,358,331 11 $2,117,500 67%
Includes base salary, signing bonus, bonuses paid in 1998-99, and deferred income paid in 1998-99.
Source: The Hockey News
1999-00 $5,267,500 $8,179,202 21
Includes base salary, signing/reporting bonus, and deferred income paid in 1999-2000.
Source: The Hockey News
2000-01 $5,267,500 $7,912,262 26
Source: The Hockey News Ultimate Fantasy Guide 2000-01
2001-02 $9,285,194 $13,563,609 8 $4,017,694 76%
2002-03 $9,305,158 $13,380,432 11 $19,964 0%
2003-04 $9,326,519 $13,113,706 9 $21,361 0%
2004-05 NHL lockout year: Season cancelled - no NHL salary paid.
2005-06 $6,364,111 $8,429,213 14
2006-07 $6,000,000 $7,698,596 18 ($364,111) -6%
Source: NHLPA
2007-08 $6,000,000 $7,485,097 28
Source: NHLPA
2008-09 $5,000,000 $6,006,967 69 ($1,000,000) -17%
Source: NHLPA
2009-10 $3,500,000 $4,219,773 145 ($1,500,000) -30%
Source: NHLPA
Total:
US$80,474,196

In today's dollars:
US$114,852,086
NHL Rank:
40

In today's dollars:
18

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