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NHL Fortune: $5,550,392

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Dave Babych’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US $5,550,392 (US $10,074,232 in today's dollars), ranking #1562 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: May 23, 1961
Country of birth: Canada
Position: D
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1980
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 2
  • By: Winnipeg Jets

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
1989-90 $300,000 $654,110 55
Source: Canadian Press
1990-91 $300,000 $620,618 82
One-way contract.
Source: The Hockey News / Canadian Press
1991-92 $458,325 $909,650 74 $158,325 53%
Contract in Canadian currency: $525,000.
1992-93 $496,200 $955,836 136 $37,875 8%
Contract in Canadian currency: $600,000. Amount includes salary and any signing bonus paid in 1992-93.
Source: The Hockey News
1993-94 $600,000 $1,122,664 163 $103,800 21%
1994-95 $342,857 $625,248 217 -$257,143 -43%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $600,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: Guide Hockey 1995-1996
1995-96 $503,010 $892,267 349 $160,153 47%
Contract in Canadian currency: $690,000.
Source: La Presse
1996-97 $650,000 $1,120,147 342 $146,990 29%
Source: La Presse / Guide Hockey RDS
1997-98 $900,000 $1,515,512 238 $250,000 38%
Includes base salary, signing bonus and bonuses paid in 1997-98.
Source: The Hockey News
1998-99 $1,000,000 $1,658,180 243 $100,000 11%
Includes base salary, signing bonus, bonuses paid in 1998-99, and deferred income paid in 1998-99.
Source: The Hockey News
Career Total: US $5,550,392
(In today's dollars: US $10,074,232)

NHL Rank: 1562
(In today's dollars: 1320)

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