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NHL Fortune: $4,099,369

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Ken Baumgartner’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US $4,099,369 (US $7,390,939 in today's dollars), ranking #1815 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Country of birth: Canada
Position: LW
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1985
  • Round #12
  • Overall Pick: 245
  • By: Buffalo Sabres

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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 $130,000 $283,448 373
Source: Canadian Press
1990-91 $180,000 $372,371 309 $50,000 38%
Two-way contract: $180,000 in the NHL and $60,000 in the minor leagues. He played in the NHL only, earning a full NHL salary.
Source: The Hockey News / Canadian Press
1991-92 $325,000 $645,036 140 $145,000 81%
1992-93 $362,226 $697,760 209 $37,226 11%
Contract in Canadian currency: $438,000. Amount includes salary and any signing bonus paid in 1992-93.
Source: The Hockey News
1993-94 $370,000 $692,309 323 $7,774 2%
1994-95 $257,143 $468,936 312 -$112,857 -31%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $450,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
1995-96 $650,000 $1,153,006 268 $392,857 153%
Source: La Presse
1996-97 $550,000 $947,816 399 -$100,000 -15%
Source: La Presse (He made $570,000 according to Guide Hockey RDS)
1997-98 $625,000 $1,052,439 372 $75,000 14%
Includes base salary, signing bonus and bonuses paid in 1997-98.
Source: The Hockey News
1998-99 $650,000 $1,077,817 424 $25,000 4%
Includes base salary, signing bonus, bonuses paid in 1998-99, and deferred income paid in 1998-99.
Source: The Hockey News
Career Total: US $4,099,369
(In today's dollars: US $7,390,939)

NHL Rank: 1815
(In today's dollars: 1572)

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