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NHL Fortune: $44,140,833

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Theoren Fleury’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US $44,140,833 (US $71,662,784 in today's dollars), ranking #236 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: June 29, 1968
Country of birth: Canada
Position: RW
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1987
  • Round #8
  • Overall Pick: 166
  • By: Calgary Flames

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
1987-88 $49,010 $116,594
Contract in Canadian currency: $65,000. At the end of his 1987-88 junior year, signed a three-year contract with the Calgary Flames for $CDN 350,000 overall in salary, bonuses for games played, plus a signing bonus of $CDN 65,000. Earned his signing bonus plus and unknown salary to play the last two games of the season of the Flames' IHL affiliate.
Source: Book: Playing with Fire
1988-89 $89,430 $204,405
Contract in Canadian currency: $110,000. Earned his $90,000 salary plus $20,000 in bonus for games played.
Source: Book: Playing with Fire
1989-90 $105,625 $230,301 472
Contract in Canadian currency: $125,000.
Source: Book: Playing with Fire; Canadian Press
1990-91 $107,125 $221,612 522 $1,500 1%
Contract in Canadian currency: $125,000. Earned CAN $290,000 according to the Hockey News.
Source: Book: Playing with Fire
1991-92 $283,725 $563,117 194 $176,600 165%
Contract in Canadian currency: $325,000. Signed a four-year contract with the Calgary Flames for an average of CAN $325,000 per year. Was allowed to renegotiate after 2 seasons. (Earned CDN $251,000 according to the book The Last Good Year)
Source: Book: Playing with Fire
1992-93 $268,775 $517,744 356 -$14,950 -5%
Contract in Canadian currency: $325,000. According to The Hockey News, he made CAN$1,045,000
Source: Book: Playing with Fire
1993-94 $2,480,000 $4,640,343 6 $2,211,225 823%
Renegotiated a five-year contract for $US 12.4M overall.
Source: Book: Playing with Fire
1994-95 $1,417,143 $2,584,359 21 -$1,062,857 -43%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $2,480,000 was prorated for the 48-game season. Became a minority partner of the Calgary Hitmen, of the WHL, by investing CAN$125k in the new team. The team was sold to the Calgary Flames in 1997.
Source: Book: Playing with Fire
1995-96 $2,480,000 $4,399,160 33 $1,062,857 75%
Made $2.3M according to La Presse
Source: Book: Playing with Fire
1996-97 $2,480,000 $4,273,790 44
Made $2,375,000 according to La Presse and Guide Hockey RDS
Source: Book: Playing with Fire
1997-98 $2,480,000 $4,176,078 61
Source: Book: Playing with Fire (Made $2,375,000 according to The Hockey News)
1998-99 $2,400,000 $3,979,633 86 -$80,000 -3%
Includes base salary, signing bonus, bonuses paid in 1998-99, and deferred income paid in 1998-99.
Source: The Hockey News
1999-00 $8,500,000 $13,792,472 4 $6,100,000 254%
Includes base salary, signing/reporting bonus, and deferred income paid in 1999-2000.
Source: The Hockey News / The Sports Forecaster
2000-01 $6,000,000 $9,418,118 19 -$2,500,000 -29%
Includes base salary, bonuses paid in 2000-01, and deferred income paid in 2000-01.
Source: The Hockey News / The Hockey News Ultimate Fantasy Guide 2000-01
2001-02 $6,500,000 $9,922,347 22 $500,000 8%
2002-03 $4,000,000 $6,010,674 61 -$2,500,000 -38%
Does not include signing bonuses, performance bonuses and deferred payments.
Source: La Presse
2003-04 $4,500,000 $6,612,035 56 $500,000 13%
2004-05 NHL lockout year: Season cancelled - no NHL salary paid.
Career Total: US $44,140,833
(In today's dollars: US $71,662,784)

NHL Rank: 236
(In today's dollars: 130)

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