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NHL Fortune: $139,327,488

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Jaromir Jagr’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US $139,327,488 (US $199,926,726 in today's dollars), ranking #2 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Country of birth: Czech Republic
Position: RW
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1990
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 5
  • By: Pittsburgh Penguins

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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 $150,000 $310,309 388
One-way contract.
Source: The Hockey News / Canadian Press
1991-92 $225,000 $446,564 290 $75,000 50%
1992-93 $700,000 $1,348,418 82 $475,000 211%
Amount includes salary and any signing bonus paid in 1992-93.
Source: The Hockey News
1993-94 $1,400,000 $2,619,549 27 $700,000 100%
Includes base salary and any signing bonus and deferred payments allocated to the 1993-94 season.
Source: The Hockey News
1994-95 $1,600,000 $2,917,825 15 $200,000 14%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $2,800,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: Guide Hockey 1995-1996
1995-96 $3,250,000 $5,765,028 15 $1,650,000 103%
Source: La Presse
1996-97 $4,050,000 $6,979,375 12 $800,000 25%
Source: La Presse / Guide Hockey RDS
1997-98 $5,100,000 $8,587,902 7 $1,050,000 26%
Includes base salary, signing bonus and bonuses paid in 1997-98.
Source: The Hockey News
1998-99 $4,988,491 $8,271,818 15 -$111,509 -2%
Includes base salary, signing bonus, bonuses paid in 1998-99, and deferred income paid in 1998-99.
Source: The Hockey News
1999-00 $10,359,852 $16,810,349 1 $5,371,361 108%
Includes base salary, signing/reporting bonus, and deferred income paid in 1999-2000.
Source: The Hockey News / The Sports Forecaster
2000-01 $9,533,333 $14,964,343 3 -$826,519 -8%
Includes base salary, bonuses paid in 2000-01, and deferred income paid in 2000-01.
Source: The Hockey News
2001-02 $10,033,333 $15,316,033 2 $500,000 5%
Signed a 7-year contract with the Washington Capitals for $77M.
Source: UPI
2002-03 $11,483,333 $17,255,642 1 $1,450,000 14%
2003-04 $11,000,000 $16,162,753 1 -$483,333 -4%
In January 2004, he was traded by the Washington Capitals to the New York Rangers. As per the agreement, Washington was to pay $4.5M of Jagr's salary until and including 2007-08
Source: Book: Hockey and Philosophy
2004-05 NHL lockout year: Season cancelled - no NHL salary paid.
2005-06 $7,800,000 $10,795,944 2
2006-07 $8,360,000 $11,209,425 1 $560,000 7%
Source: NHLPA
2007-08 $8,360,000 $10,898,563 4
Source: NHLPA / Book: Hockey and Philosophy
2008-09 $7,000,000 $8,788,203 25 -$1,360,000 -16%
With the Omsk Avangard of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). Signed a three-year contract (2 years + 1 option year) with Omsk for $7M per year, tax free, without an opt-out clause preventing him to come back in the NHL for the duration of the agreement. (According to The Hockey News, he earned $8M. According to the book Hockey and Philosophy, he earned $5M at a fixed income rate of 13%.)
Source: The Edmonton Journal / ESPN / Book: The Fastest Game in the World
2009-10 $7,000,000 $8,819,334 23
With the Omsk Avangard of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).
Source: The Edmonton Journal / ESPN / Book: The Fastest Game in the World
2010-11 $7,000,000 $8,676,970 25
With the Omsk Avangard of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).
Source: The Edmonton Journal / ESPN / Book: The Fastest Game in the World
2011-12 $3,300,000 $3,965,457 218 -$3,700,000 -53%
Source: NHLPA
2012-13 $2,634,146 $3,101,223 106 -$665,854 -20%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $4,500,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: NHLPA
2013-14 $2,000,000 $2,320,570 366 -$634,146 -24%
Source: NHLPA
2014-15 $3,500,000 $3,996,156 227 $1,500,000 75%
Source: NHLPA
2015-16 $3,500,000 $3,991,435 247
Source: NHLPA
2016-17 $4,000,000 $4,504,812 214 $500,000 14%
Source: NHLPA
2017-18 $1,000,000 $1,102,725 460 -$3,000,000 -75%
Has not played in the NHL after 2017-18, playing for Kladno in Czechoslovakia since then.
Source: Sportsnet
Career Total: US $139,327,488
(In today's dollars: US $199,926,726)

NHL Rank: 2
(In today's dollars: 1)

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