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NHL Fortune: $5,876,429

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Craig Billington’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US $5,876,429 (US $9,685,240 in today's dollars), ranking #1519 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: September 11, 1966
Country of birth: Canada
Position: G
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1984
  • Round #2
  • Overall Pick: 23
  • By: New Jersey Devils

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
1990-91 $55,000 $113,780 624
Two-way contract: $150,000 in the NHL and $55,000 in the minor leagues. Plus bonus for games played: $10,000 at 60 games. He played for the Canadian National Team, likely earning the minor league salary of his contract. He played 68 NHL games between 1991 and 1993 and possibly earned the bonus depending on the terms of the contract.
Source: The Hockey News
1991-92 $150,000 $297,709 481 $95,000 173%
1992-93 $225,000 $433,420 439 $75,000 50%
Amount includes salary and any signing bonus paid in 1992-93.
Source: The Hockey News
1993-94 $232,500 $435,032 508 $7,500 3%
Contract in Canadian currency: $300,000.
1994-95 $171,429 $312,624 484 -$61,071 -26%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $300,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: Guide Hockey 1995-1996
1995-96 $400,000 $709,542 443 $228,571 133%
Source: La Presse
1996-97 $300,000 $516,991 791 -$100,000 -25%
Source: La Presse / Guide Hockey RDS
1997-98 $360,000 $606,205 598 $60,000 20%
Includes base salary, signing bonus and bonuses paid in 1997-98.
Source: The Hockey News
1998-99 $650,000 $1,077,817 424 $290,000 81%
Includes base salary, signing bonus, bonuses paid in 1998-99, and deferred income paid in 1998-99.
Source: The Hockey News
1999-00 $850,000 $1,379,247 337 $200,000 31%
Includes base salary, signing/reporting bonus, and deferred income paid in 1999-2000.
Source: The Hockey News / The Sports Forecaster
2000-01 $787,500 $1,236,128 417 -$62,500 -7%
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 $827,000 $1,262,428 436 $39,500 5%
2002-03 $868,000 $1,304,316 444 $41,000 5%
Does not include signing bonuses, performance bonuses and deferred payments.
Source: La Presse
Career Total: US $5,876,429
(In today's dollars: US $9,685,240)

NHL Rank: 1519
(In today's dollars: 1351)

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