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NHL Fortune: $43,552,100

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Net worth / salary history of Derian Hatcher, who earned US $43,552,100 (US $60,823,649 in today's dollars) in his career, ranking #172 in NHL career earnings / fortunes accumulated.

Season   Salary
($US)
In today's
$
NHL
Rank
+/-
($)
+/-
(%)
1990-91 $30,000 $57,498 760
Two-way contract: $US 135,000 in the NHL and $US 30,000 in the minor leagues. Plus bonus for games played: $US 10,000 at 40 games and an additional $US 10,000 at 80 games. He played in the OHLL, earning a minor league salary. He played 43 NHL games between in 1991-92 and 110 NHL games between 1991 and 1993 and possibly earned both bonuses depending on the terms of the contract.
Source: The Hockey News
1991-92 $175,000 $321,861 379 $145,000 483%
1992-93 $190,000 $339,237 538 $15,000 9%
Amount includes salary and any signing bonus paid in 1992-93.
Source: The Hockey News
1993-94 $700,000 $1,213,495 116 $510,000 268%
1994-95 $457,143 $772,701 136 -$242,857 -35%
Lockout: salary prorated for 48-game season.
Source: Guide Hockey 1995-1996
1995-96 $1,000,000 $1,643,701 129 $542,857 119%
1996-97 $1,100,000 $1,756,214 140 $100,000 10%
1997-98 $2,300,000 $3,589,720 63 $1,200,000 109%
1998-99 $2,600,000 $3,995,706 68 $300,000 13%
1999-00 $3,800,000 $5,713,685 43 $1,200,000 46%
2000-01 $3,900,000 $5,673,345 48 $100,000 3%
Source: The Hockey News Ultimate Fantasy Guide 2000-01
2001-02 $4,100,000 $5,799,266 51 $200,000 5%
2002-03 $4,200,000 $5,848,249 58 $100,000 2%
2003-04 $5,000,000 $6,807,065 48 $800,000 19%
2003/07/03 - Detroit - Signed 5-year contract for $30M as unrestricted free agent
Source: Washington Post
2004-05 Lockout year: Season cancelled - no NHL salary paid.
2005-06 $3,500,000 $4,641,345 57 -$1,500,000 -30%
Detroit bought out his contract for $4.66M and he then signed with Philadelphia.
Source: Book: My Last Fight - Darren McCarty
2006-07 $3,500,000 $4,348,958 88
2007-08 $3,500,000 $4,229,378 105
2008-09 $3,500,000 $4,072,225 137
Total:
$43,552,100

In today's dollars:
$60,823,649
NHL Rank:
172

In today's dollars:
117