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NHL Fortune: $7,045,740

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Kelly Hrudey’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US $7,045,740 (US $12,916,983 in today's dollars), ranking #1372 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: January 13, 1961
Country of birth: Canada
Position: G
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1980
  • Round #2
  • Overall Pick: 38
  • By: New York Islanders

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
1981-82 $25,000 $74,324
Estimated base salary, with the Indianapolis Checkers in the CHL, based on his documented salary for 1982-83. His first pro-hockey seasons after finishing junior hockey.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1982-83 $31,000 $86,832
Salary of $25,000 plus $6,000 in bonuses with the Indianapolis Checkers in the CHL.
Source: Book: Calling the Shots
1983-84 $40,000 $108,554
Got an unknown salary with a $40,000 signing bonus for his first year in the NHL.
Source: Book: Calling the Shots
1989-90 $280,000 $610,503 67
Source: Canadian Press
1990-91 $300,000 $620,618 82 $20,000 7%
Two-way contract: $300,000 in the NHL and $83,000 in the minor leagues. He played in the NHL only, earning a full NHL salary.
Source: The Hockey News / Canadian Press
1991-92 $300,000 $595,418 169
1992-93 $650,000 $1,252,102 89 $350,000 117%
Amount includes salary and any signing bonus paid in 1992-93. (Earned $700,000 according to the book: The Last Good Year)
Source: The Hockey News / La Presse
1993-94 $700,000 $1,309,774 120 $50,000 8%
1994-95 $829,140 $1,512,053 60 $129,140 18%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $1,450,995 was prorated for the 48-game season. Also had a $150,000 bonus if I got a .910 save percentage which he did, earning a base salary of $1,300,995 plus his bonus.
Source: Guide Hockey 1995-1996 / Book: Calling the Shots
1995-96 $1,690,600 $2,998,879 70 $861,460 104%
Source: La Presse
1996-97 $1,100,000 $1,895,633 151 -$590,600 -35%
Source: La Presse / Guide Hockey RDS
1997-98 $1,100,000 $1,852,293 191
Includes base salary, signing bonus and bonuses paid in 1997-98.
Source: The Hockey News
Career Total: US $7,045,740
(In today's dollars: US $12,916,983)

NHL Rank: 1372
(In today's dollars: 1132)

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