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Hockey Fortune: $2,915,015

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Brian Sutter’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $2,915,015 (US $7,317,008 in today's dollars), ranking #2368 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: October 7, 1956
Country of birth: Canada
Position: LW
NHL Draft:
Salary History - Brian Sutter
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Earnings
(US$)
In today's
US$
Rank
1976-77 $65,630 $351,387
After his junior career, signed a three-year, two way contract with the St. Louis Blues for $25,000, $30,000 and $35,000 in the NHL and $7,000, $9,000 and $11,000 in the minors, plus a $50,000 signing bonus (half paid when signing and half when reaching 40 games. He didn't play 40 NHL games but received the full bonus anyway.) Was offered a one-way contract to play in the WHA for the Edmonton Oilers for $50,000, $60,000 and $65,000 but prefered to join the NHL. Played 35 NHL and 38 AHL games, earning a pro rated salary of $15,630 plus his bonus of $50,000.
Source(s): Book: Hockey Towns
1977-78 $30,000 $150,817
Never played in the minor league again in his career, earning his NHL salary. (Earned $53,000 according to the Gazette and $55,000 according to the Globe and Mail.)
Source(s): Book:: Hockey Towns
1978-79 $35,000 $163,491
Source(s): Book:: Hockey Towns
1979-80 $35,000 $146,934
Estimated salary based on documented salaries for 1978-79 and 1982-83.
Source(s): HockeyZonePlus
1980-81 $35,000 $129,408
Estimated salary based on documented salaries for 1978-79 and 1982-83.
Source(s): HockeyZonePlus
1981-82 $35,000 $117,295
Estimated salary based on documented salaries for 1978-79 and 1982-83.
Source(s): HockeyZonePlus
1982-83 $35,000 $110,513
Source(s): Book: Hockey Towns
1983-84 $100,000 $305,924
Prior to the season, signed a three-year contract with the St. Louis Blues for $100,000, $125,000 and $150,000 plus team performance bonuses and a $100,000 loan to pay off his farmland.
Source(s): Book: Hockey Towns
1984-85 $125,000 $366,649
(Earned $250,000 according to The Sporting News.)
Source(s): Book: Hockey Towns
1985-86 $150,000 $424,886
Source(s): Book: Hockey Towns
1986-87 $150,000 $416,978
Estimated minimum salary based on documented compensation for 1985-86
Source(s): HockeyZonePlus
1987-88 $200,000 $536,349
Prior to the season, signed a three-year contract with the St. Louis Blues for $200,000, $225,000 and $250,000.
Source(s): Book: Hockey Towns
1988-89 $225,000 $579,718
Prior to the season, accepted to become the coach of the St. Louis Blues, at the same salary he had negotiated as a player, and retired as a player (Earned $280,000 according to La Presse.)
Source(s): Book: Hockey Towns
1989-90 $250,000 $614,463 105
As coach of the St. Louis Blues.
Source(s): Book: Hockey Towns
1990-91 $250,000 $583,002 145
As coach of the St. Louis Blues. Estimated salary based on documented compensation in 1989-90.
Source(s): HockeyZonePlus
1991-92 $250,000 $559,329 238
As coach of the St. Louis Blues. Estimated salary based on documented compensation in 1989-90.
Source(s): HockeyZonePlus
1997-98 $308,000 $584,647 645
As coach of the Calgary Flames.
Source(s): The Hockey News
1998-99 $278,885 $521,295 740
As coach of the Calgary Flames.
Source(s): The Hockey News, La Presse, or Le Droit.
1999-00 $357,500 $653,922 707
As coach of the Calgary Flames.
Source(s): The Hockey News, La Presse, or Le Droit.
Career Total: US $2,915,015
(In today's dollars: US $7,317,008)

NHL Rank: 2368
(In today's dollars: 1823)