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NHL Fortune: $4,661,650

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Pat Burns’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$4,661,650 (US$7,697,870 in today's dollars), ranking #1598 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$)
+/-
(%)
1988-89 $162,600 $355,641
Contract in Canadian currency: $200,000. As coach of the Montreal Canadiens.
Source: La Presse
1989-90 $169,000 $352,614 266
Contract in Canadian currency: $200,000. As coach of the Montreal Canadiens.
Source: La Presse
1990-91 $171,400 $339,311 332 $2,400 1%
Contract in Canadian currency: $200,000. As coach of the Montreal Canadiens.
Source: La Presse
1991-92 $261,900 $497,416 212 $90,500 53%
Contract in Canadian currency: $300,000. As coach of the Montreal Canadiens.
Source: La Presse
1995-96 $546,750 $928,090 326
Contract in Canadian currency: $750,000. As coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Source: Book: Coach: The Pat Burns Story
1997-98 $750,000 $1,208,541 305
As coach of the Boston Bruins. Signed a 4-year contract.
Source: The Hockey News
1998-99 $800,000 $1,269,419 325 $50,000 7%
As coach of the Boston Bruins. Estimated salary based on his salary in 1997-98 and 1999-2000.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1999-00 $850,000 $1,319,852 323 $50,000 6%
As coach of the Boston Bruins.
Source: The Hockey News, La Presse or Le Droit
2000-01 $950,000 $1,426,986 333 $100,000 12%
As coach of the Boston Bruins. Was fired after only a few games but had a guaranteed contract until the end of 2000-01.
Source: Book: Coach: The Pat Burns Story
Total:
US$4,661,650

In today's dollars:
US$7,697,870
NHL Rank:
1598

In today's dollars:
1407

Interesting animated bar chart race showing that 36 players and 1 commissioner appeared, in the past 25 years, in the yearly Top Ten NHL/hockey fortunes accumulated. Jaromir Jagr is #1 in total hockey earnings since 2002-03 and will be taken over in 2-3 years by Crosby and Ovechkin. How is your 401k/RSSP doing?

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