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NHL Fortune: $3,050,793

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Tony Twist’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$3,050,793 (US$5,146,544 in today's dollars), ranking #1960 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: May 9, 1968
Country of birth: Canada
Position: LW
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1988
  • Round #9
  • Overall Pick: 177
  • By: St. Louis Blues

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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 $85,000 $177,350 510
Source: Canadian Press
1990-91 $76,774 $151,985 563 -$8,226 -10%
Two-way contract: $135,000 in the NHL and $40,000 in the minor leagues. Plus bonus for games played: $5,000 at 30 games and an additional $10,000 at 70 games. Estimated salary earned based on ratio of NHL/minor league games played = $76,774. He played 68 NHL games between 1990 and 1992 and 102 NHL games between 1990 and 1993 and possibly earned both bonuses depending on the terms of the contract.
Source: The Hockey News
1991-92 $117,855 $223,837 540 $41,081 54%
Contract in Canadian currency: $135,000.
1992-93 $186,075 $343,003 560 $68,220 58%
Contract in Canadian currency: $225,000. Amount includes salary and any signing bonus paid in 1992-93.
Source: The Hockey News / La Presse
1993-94 $174,375 $312,224 591 -$11,700 -6%
Contract in Canadian currency: $225,000.
1994-95 $185,714 $324,092 437 $11,339 7%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $325,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
1995-96 $300,000 $509,240 548 $114,286 62%
Source: La Presse
1996-97 $550,000 $907,000 398 $250,000 83%
Source: La Presse / Guide Hockey RDS
1997-98 $650,000 $1,047,402 359 $100,000 18%
Includes base salary, signing bonus and bonuses paid in 1997-98. In 1997, he filed a lawsuit against Todd McFarlane Productions Inc. and HBO for the unauthorized use of his name for a violent mafia character in the comic series Spawn and an animated series on HBO, claiming that it damaged his reputation and damaged his ability to obtain endorsements deals. During the trial, he settled for an undisclosed amount with HBO. In 2000, he awarded $24.5M from Todd McFarlane Productions but the verdict was overturned in appeal.
Source: The Hockey News / St.Louis Post Dispatch / Chicago Tribune
1998-99 $725,000 $1,150,411 373 $75,000 12%
Includes base salary, signing bonus, bonuses paid in 1998-99, and deferred income paid in 1998-99.
Source: The Hockey News
2004-05 $0 $0 10
In a second trial, he was awarded $15M. It was appealed again but this time the verdict was upheld in 2006. In the meantime, in late 2004, Todd McFarlane Productions had filed for bankrupcy to protect the company.
Source: St.Louis Post Dispatch
2007-08 $0 $0 733
He settled for $5M with insurance companies for Todd McFarlane Productions Inc. and it was approved in bankruptcy court in Arizona. He ended up getting $2,566,313.89 with the balance going to lawyers.
Source: Book: The World vs Todd McFarlane
Career Earnings: US$3,050,793
(In today's dollars: US$5,146,544)

NHL Rank: 1960
(In today's dollars: 1760)

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