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NHL Fortune: $2,774,700

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Dave Christian’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US $2,774,700 (US $6,247,377 in today's dollars), ranking #2192 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: May 13, 1959
Country of birth: USA
Position: RW
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1979
  • Round #2
  • Overall Pick: 40
  • By: Winnipeg Jets

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
1979-80 $44,700 $166,470
Played for the US Team during the 1980 Olympics, earning $7,200 for 6 months (training, exhibition and Olympics). After the Olympics, he signed a three-year, two-way contract with the Winnipeg Jets for $225,000 in the NHL. In 1979-80, he earned $7,200 from the US Olympic Team, and a pro-rated salary of approximately $37,500 for playing a month for Pittsburgh after the Olympics.
Source: Sports Illustrated / Book: Going for the Gold
1980-81 $225,000 $737,987
Source: Sports Illustrated
1981-82 $225,000 $668,912
Source: Sports Illustrated
1982-83 $225,000 $630,233
Source: Sports Illustrated
1989-90 $220,000 $479,681 145
Plus $35,000 in deferred payment.
Source: Canadian Press
1990-91 $230,000 $475,807 176 $10,000 5%
One-way contract. (Made $248,000 according to the Canadian Press)
Source: The Hockey News
1991-92 $475,000 $942,745 71 $245,000 107%
1992-93 $565,000 $1,088,366 112 $90,000 19%
Amount includes salary and any signing bonus paid in 1992-93.
Source: The Hockey News / La Presse
1993-94 $565,000 $1,057,175 181
Never played in the NHL after the season, playing two more years in the IHL before retiring as a player.
Source: .
Career Total: US $2,774,700
(In today's dollars: US $6,247,377)

NHL Rank: 2192
(In today's dollars: 1718)

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