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NHL Fortune: $2,070,000

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Steve Kasper’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$2,070,000 (US$3,496,458 in today's dollars), ranking #2350 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 $275,000 $522,296 197 $25,000 10%
1992-93 $400,000 $737,343 171 $125,000 45%
Amount includes salary and any signing bonus paid in 1992-93. Retired as a pro hockey player after the season.
Source: The Hockey News / La Presse
1995-96 $260,000 $441,341 607
Estimated salary as coach of the Bostom Bruins based on documented salary for 1996-97.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1996-97 $260,000 $428,764 936
As coach of the Boston Bruins.
Source: The Hockey News
2019-20 $200,000 $202,347 964
As assistant coach of the Kunlun Red Star of the KHL. Went for months without being paid and ended up filing legal action against the team after the season.
Source: Sports Illustrated
2020-21 $200,000 $200,000 970
In the middle of the summer before the season, although he had a contract until the end of the 2020-21 season to be assistant coach of the Kunlun Red Star of the KHL, was told by ownership that they could not secure his work visa. He filed legal action against the team.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the NHL plays a 56-game season instead of 82. Base salaries are not pro-rated but 10% of $200,000 is deferred and payable in three yearly payments, starting in October 2022, without interests. Escrow for the season has been increased to 20% and performance bonuses are pro-rated (amounts and targets to reach).
Source: Sports Illustrated
Total:
US$2,070,000

In today's dollars:
US$3,496,458
NHL Rank:
2350

In today's dollars:
2089

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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