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NHL Fortune: $19,487,029

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Uwe Krupp’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US $19,487,029 (US $32,385,968 in today's dollars), ranking #696 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: June 24, 1965
Country of birth: Germany
Position: D
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1983
  • Round #11
  • Overall Pick: 214
  • 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 $150,000 $327,055 310
Source: Canadian Press
1990-91 $277,000 $573,038 113 $127,000 85%
One-way contract. (Made $310,000 according to the Canadian Press)
Source: The Hockey News
1991-92 $382,000 $758,166 100 $105,000 38%
1992-93 $377,000 $726,219 186 -$5,000 -1%
Amount includes salary and any signing bonus paid in 1992-93.
Source: The Hockey News / La Presse
1993-94 $770,000 $1,440,752 104 $393,000 104%
1994-95 $481,029 $877,223 134 -$288,971 -38%
Contract in Canadian currency: $1,150,000. Because of the lockout, his NHL salary was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: Guide Hockey 1995-1996
1995-96 $1,300,000 $2,306,011 103 $818,971 170%
Source: La Presse
1996-97 $1,450,000 $2,498,789 121 $150,000 12%
Source: La Presse / Guide Hockey RDS
1997-98 $1,500,000 $2,525,853 130 $50,000 3%
Includes base salary, signing bonus and bonuses paid in 1997-98.
Source: The Hockey News
1998-99 $4,100,000 $6,798,540 25 $2,600,000 173%
Prior to the season, as a free agent, signed a four-year contract with the Detroit Red Wings for $16.4M. Includes base salary, signing bonus, bonuses paid in 1998-99, and deferred income paid in 1998-99.
Source: The Hockey News / Sports Illustrated / Book: The Road to Hockeytown
1999-00 $2,050,000 $3,326,420 117 -$2,050,000 -50%
Had a contract for $4.1M but did not play due to an injury. Should have been paid, with his guaranteed contract, but the Red Wings suspended without pay because he raced his dogsled while rehabbing a herniated disk. He later filed a grievance and ended up being paid about half his salary.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
2000-01 $2,050,000 $3,217,857 135
Had a contract for $4.1M but did not play due to an injury. Should have been paid, with his guaranteed contract, but the Red Wings suspended without pay because he raced his dogsled while rehabbing a herniated disk. He later filed a grievance and ended up being paid about half his salary.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
2001-02 $4,100,000 $6,258,711 51 $2,050,000 100%
Source: HockeyZonePlus
2002-03 $500,000 $751,334 630 -$3,600,000 -88%
On July 19, 2002, as a free agent, signed a one-year contract with the Atlanta Thrashers for $500,000. Does not include signing bonuses, performance bonuses and deferred payments. Retired as a pro hockey player after the season.
Source: The Globe and Mail / La Presse
Career Total: US $19,487,029
(In today's dollars: US $32,385,968)

NHL Rank: 696
(In today's dollars: 542)

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