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NHL Fortune: $1,345,000


Steve Ludzik’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$1,345,000 (US$2,147,917 in today's dollars), ranking #3029 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Country of birth: Canada
Position: C
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1980
  • Round #2
  • Overall Pick: 28
  • By: Chicago Blackhawks

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
In today's
1990-91 $70,000 $144,811 576
Two-way contract: $150,000 in the NHL and $70,000 in the minor leagues. Plus bonus for games played: $5,000 at 15 games and an additional $10,000 at 30 game. He played in the AHL, earning a minor league salary. He never played again in the NHL and did not earn the bonuses.
Source: The Hockey News
1999-00 $400,000 $649,058 651
As coach of the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Source: The Hockey News, La Presse, or Le Droit.
2000-01 $425,000 $667,117 668 $25,000 6%
As coach of the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Source: The Hockey News
2001-02 $450,000 $686,932 660 $25,000 6%
Was fired as coach of the Tampa Bay Lightning in the middle of the 2000-01 season but had a guaranteed contract until the end of the 2001-02 season.
Source: The Hockey News
Career Total: US$1,345,000
(In today's dollars: US$2,147,917)

NHL Rank: 3029
(In today's dollars: 2803)

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