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NHL Fortune: $9,847,370

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Bernie Nicholls’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US $9,847,373 (US $16,743,715 in today's dollars), ranking #991 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Season   Salary
($US)
In today's
$
NHL
Rank
+/-
($)
+/-
(%)
1980-81 $40,000 $124,126
Got a $US 40,000 signing bonus from the Los Angeles Kings after being drafted 73rd overall in the NHL draft in 1980. Played the whole season in the Ontario Hockey League, a junior league.
Source: Phil Bourque on the Pro Hockey Alumni podcast
1989-90 $400,000 $824,839 23
Plus $US 300,000 in deferred payment.
Source: Canadian Press
1990-91 $400,000 $782,555 37
One-way contract (Made $US 545,000 according to the Canadian Press)
Source: The Hockey News
1991-92 $611,100 $1,147,271 49 $211,100 53%
1992-93 $517,702 $943,524 123 -$93,398 -15%
Amount includes salary and any signing bonus paid in 1992-93.
Source: The Hockey News
1993-94 $700,000 $1,238,685 119 $182,298 35%
1994-95 $628,571 $1,084,519 86 -$71,429 -10%
Lockout: NHL salary prorated for 48-game season.
Source: Guide Hockey 1995-1996
1995-96 $1,200,000 $2,013,386 110 $571,429 91%
Source: La Presse
1996-97 $2,250,000 $3,666,826 56 $1,050,000 88%
Source: La Presse / Guide Hockey RDS
1997-98 $2,250,000 $3,584,579 71
Source: The Hockey News
1998-99 $850,000 $1,333,405 299 -$1,400,000 -62%
Total:
US $9,847,373

In today's dollars:
US $16,743,715
NHL Rank:
991

In today's dollars:
814