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NHL Fortune: $13,185,000

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Bob Probert’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US $13,185,000 (US $21,304,943 in today's dollars), ranking #835 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Did you know that Gary Bettman accumulated the 4th largest NHL fortune with $110M?

Season   Salary
($US)
In today's
$
NHL
Rank
+/-
($)
+/-
(%)
1984-85 $65,000 $159,966
Base salary. Before the season, he signed a 3-year plus 1 option year contract with the Detroit Red Wings for $US 65,000, $US 70,000, $US 80,000, and $US 85,000. He played the whole season in the Ontario Hockey League, possibly not earning his NHL salary.
Source: Documentary - Though Guy: The Bob Probert Story
1985-86 $70,000 $166,348
Base salary.
Source: Documentary - Though Guy: The Bob Probert Story
1986-87 $80,000 $186,642
Base salary.
Source: Documentary - Though Guy: The Bob Probert Story
1987-88 $85,000 $191,325
Base salary.
Source: Documentary - Though Guy: The Bob Probert Story
1988-89 $90,000 $194,531
Estimated minimum salary based on document salary for 1987-88 and 1990-91
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1989-90 $95,000 $195,899 496
Estimated minimum salary based on document salary for 1987-88 and 1990-91
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1990-91 $250,000 $489,097 141 $155,000 163%
One-way contract.
Source: The Hockey News / Canadian Press
1991-92 $400,000 $750,954 90 $150,000 60%
1992-93 $400,000 $729,009 171
Amount includes salary and any signing bonus paid in 1992-93.
Source: The Hockey News
1993-94 $400,000 $707,820 267
1994-95 $0 $0 684 -$400,000 -100%
Lockout: NHL salary prorated for 48-game season.
Base salary. On July 23, 1994, according to the Chicago Tribune / NY Times, he signed a $US 6M contract for 4-year (3 + 1 optional year at $US 1.5M each) with the Chicago Blackhawks as a free agent. According to the Chicago Tribune / NY Times / Guide Hockey 1995-1996, he earned $US 1.6M, which is possibly his earnings with bonuses. He was subsequently suspended by the NHL for substance abuse and missed the entire 1994-95 season, without pay per the documentary Bob Probert: Tough Guy.
Source: Copy of contract / Documentary - Though Guy: The Bob Probert Story
1995-96 $1,500,000 $2,516,732 82 $1,500,000 2624999999999900%
Base salary. According to La Presse, he earned $US 1.6M, which is possibly his earnings with bonuses.
Source: Copy of contract / Documentary - Though Guy: The Bob Probert Story
1996-97 $1,500,000 $2,444,551 105
According to La Presse / Guide Hockey RDS, he earned $US 1.6M, which is possibly his earnings with bonuses.
Source: Copy of contract / Documentary - Though Guy: The Bob Probert Story
1997-98 $1,500,000 $2,389,720 129
Base salary. According to The Hockey News, he earned $US 1.6M including base salary, signing bonus and bonuses paid in 1997-98.
Source: Copy of contract / Documentary - Though Guy: The Bob Probert Story
1998-99 $1,700,000 $2,666,810 134 $200,000 13%
Includes base salary, signing bonus, bonuses paid in 1998-99, and deferred income paid in 1998-99.
Source: The Hockey News
1999-00 $1,800,000 $2,762,665 139 $100,000 6%
Includes base salary, signing/reporting bonus, and deferred income paid in 1999-2000.
Source: The Hockey News
2000-01 $1,800,000 $2,672,822 160
2001-02 $850,000 $1,227,244 416 -$950,000 -53%
2002-03 $600,000 $852,807 552 -$250,000 -29%
During the 2002 summer, signed a one-year contract for $US 600,000 with the Chicago Blackhawks. Played in 3 exhibition games and was then placed on waiver, was not picked up, and was put on injury reserve. He then unofficially retired on November 16, 2002 and became an in-studio analyst for the team's radio broadcasts with his $600,000 contract still valid. In February 2003, he voluntarily submitted to residential treatment as part of the NHL Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health program. After the season, he formally retired.
Source: Chicago Tribune
Total:
US $13,185,000

In today's dollars:
US $21,304,943
NHL Rank:
835

In today's dollars:
691

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