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NHL Fortune: $9,576,723

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Jari Kurri’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US $9,576,723 (US $17,600,831 in today's dollars), ranking #1145 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: May 18, 1960
Country of birth: Finland
Position: C
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1980
  • Round #4
  • Overall Pick: 69
  • 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
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
1989-90 $422,500 $921,205 19
Contract in Canadian currency: $500,000.
Source: Canadian Press
1990-91 $500,000 $1,034,364 27 $77,500 18%
Played for the Milan Devils in the Italy A-league. Was paid $500,000 after taxes and was provided with housing and a car. (According to the book The Fastest Game in the World, earned $US 350,00 in base salary)
Source: The Hockey News 1992 Yearbook
1991-92 $800,000 $1,587,782 21 $300,000 60%
1992-93 $1,000,000 $1,926,311 31 $200,000 25%
Amount includes salary and any signing bonus paid in 1992-93. (Earned $950,000 according to the book The Last Good Year)
Source: The Hockey News
1993-94 $1,000,000 $1,871,106 55
1994-95 $1,167,307 $2,128,749 32 $167,307 17%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $2,042,788 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: Guide Hockey 1995-1996
1995-96 $2,000,000 $3,547,710 54 $832,693 71%
Source: La Presse
1996-97 $1,500,000 $2,584,954 105 -$500,000 -25%
Source: La Presse / Guide Hockey RDS
1997-98 $1,186,916 $1,998,651 184 -$313,084 -21%
Includes base salary, signing bonus and bonuses paid in 1997-98.
Source: The Hockey News
Career Total: US $9,576,723
(In today's dollars: US $17,600,831)

NHL Rank: 1145
(In today's dollars: 917)

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