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NHL Fortune: $15,640,218

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Grant Fuhr’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $15,640,218 (US $30,188,682 in today's dollars), ranking #864 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: September 28, 1962
Country of birth: Canada
Position: G
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1981
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 8
  • By: Edmonton Oilers

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
1981-82 $79,230 $255,066
Contract in Canadian currency: $95,000. Prior to the season, as a first round pick (8th overall) in the 1981 NHL draft, signed three-year, plus one option year, contract with the Edmonton Oilers for CND $45,000 per year plus a CDN $50,000 signing bonus.
Source: Book: Grant Fuhr
1982-83 $36,495 $110,695
Contract in Canadian currency: $45,000.
Source: Book: Grant Fuhr
1983-84 $36,495 $107,250
Contract in Canadian currency: $45,000.
Source: Book: Grant Fuhr
1984-85 $34,740 $97,886
Contract in Canadian currency: $45,000.
Source: Book: Grant Fuhr
1985-86 $32,940 $89,630
Contract in Canadian currency: $45,000. Estimated minimum salary based on documented salary for 1983-84.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1986-87 $108,000 $288,401
Contract in Canadian currency: $150,000. Signed a three-year plus one option year, two-way contract with the Edmonton Oilers for CAN$150,000, CAN$160,000, CAN$170,000 and CAN$180,000 in the NHL and an unknown salary in the minors. Played the whole season in the NHL.
Source: Copy of contract
1987-88 $120,640 $310,784
Contract in Canadian currency: $160,000. Played the whole season in the NHL. In February 1988, signed a eight-year contract with the Edmonton Oilers, starting in 1988-89, reportedly worth $C 400,000 per season. (Earned $125,000 according to The Sporting News and $210,000 according to another edition of The Sporting News.)
Source: Copy of contract / The Sporting News
1988-89 $276,420 $684,155
Contract in Canadian currency: $340,000. Earned CAN$170,000 according to a copy of his 1986-87 contract but given the success of the team, it is assumed that he signed a new contract and earned CAN$340,000 as stated by The Hockey News. Earned CND $300,000 according to the book Grant Fuhr.
Source: The Hockey News 1990 Yearbook
1989-90 $261,950 $618,478 92
Contract in Canadian currency: $310,000. Earned CAN$180,000 on this option year according to a copy of his 1986-87 contract but given the success of the team, it is assumed that he signed a new contract and earned CAN$310,000 as stated by the Canadian Press.
Source: Canadian Press
1990-91 $265,670 $595,145 133
Contract in Canadian currency: $310,000. One-way contract. (According to the Canadian Press, he made CAN$418,000)
Source: The Hockey News
1991-92 $370,152 $795,532 113
Contract in Canadian currency: $424,000.
1992-93 $1,323,200 $2,760,124 16
Contract in Canadian currency: $1,600,000. Amount includes salary and any signing bonus paid in 1992-93. (Earned $1.247M according to the book The Last Good Year)
Source: The Hockey News / La Presse
1993-94 $1,600,000 $3,241,866 20
Includes base salary and any signing bonus and deferred payments allocated to the 1993-94 season.
Source: The Hockey News
1994-95 $994,286 $1,963,483 43
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $1,740,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: Guide Hockey 1995-1996
1995-96 $975,000 $1,872,834 148
Source: La Presse
1996-97 $1,025,000 $1,912,767 168
Source: La Presse / Guide Hockey RDS
1997-98 $2,000,000 $3,646,898 87
Includes base salary, signing bonus and bonuses paid in 1997-98.
Source: The Hockey News
1998-99 $3,100,000 $5,566,346 49
Includes base salary, signing bonus, bonuses paid in 1998-99, and deferred income paid in 1998-99.
Source: The Hockey News
1999-00 $3,000,000 $5,271,341 60
Includes base salary, signing/reporting bonus, and deferred income paid in 1999-2000.
Source: The Hockey News
Career Total: US $15,640,218
(In today's dollars: US $30,188,682)

NHL Rank: 864
(In today's dollars: 659)

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