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NHL Fortune: $1,379,375


Vladimir Ruzicka’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $1,379,375 (US $2,969,211 in today's dollars), ranking #3189 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: June 6, 1963
Country of birth: Czech Republic
Position: C
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 2007
  • Round #4
  • Overall Pick: 103
  • By: Phoenix Coyotes

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
In today's
1984-85 $0 $0
After being drafted 73rd overall in the NHL in 1982, had a four-year plus one option year agreement with the Toronto Maple Leafs for CAN$125,000, CAN$135,000, CAN$145,000, CAN$155,500 and CAN$155,000 plus a CAN$100,000 signing bonus. It is unclear if he signed the agreement and got the signing bonus but, barred from leaving Czechoslovakia by the Communist authorities, he did not join the NHL, with the Edmonton Oilers, until 1989.
Source: Copy of agreement
1989-90 $215,000 $507,627 159
Estimated salary based on documented 1990-91 salary. His first season in the NHL
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1990-91 $215,000 $481,636 219
One-way contract.
Source: The Hockey News / Canadian Press
1991-92 $305,000 $655,507 168
1992-93 $315,000 $657,073 268
Amount includes salary and any signing bonus paid in 1992-93.
Source: The Hockey News / La Presse
1993-94 $329,375 $667,369 357
Contract in Canadian currency: $425,000. His last season in the NHL. He played the following 5 years in Czechoslovakia.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
Career Total: US $1,379,375
(In today's dollars: US $2,969,211)

NHL Rank: 3189
(In today's dollars: 2701)

Contract(s) (click to enlarge)