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NHL Fortune: $2,380,000


Curt Fraser’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$2,380,000 (US$3,366,950 in today's dollars), ranking #2337 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Country of birth: USA
Position: LW
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1978
  • Round #2
  • Overall Pick: 22
  • By: Vancouver Canucks

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
In today's
1989-90 $205,000 $443,172 177
Retired as a pro-hockey player after the season.
Source: Canadian Press
1999-00 $400,000 $643,535 650
As coach of the Atlanta Thrashers.
Source: The Hockey News, La Presse, or Le Droit.
2000-01 $425,000 $661,440 667 $25,000 6%
As coach of the Atlanta Thrashers.
Source: The Hockey News
2001-02 $450,000 $681,087 659 $25,000 6%
As coach of the Atlanta Thrashers.
Source: The Hockey News
2019-20 $450,000 $471,720 939
As coach of the Kunlun Red Star of the KHL. Went for months without being paid and ended up filing legal action against the team after the season.
Source: Sports Illustrated
2020-21 $450,000 $465,997 1167
In the middle of the summer before the season, although he had a contract until the end of the 2020-21 season to coach the Kunlun Red Star of the KHL, was told by ownership that they could not secure his work visa. He filed legal action against the team.
Source: Sports Illustrated
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the NHL played a 56-game season instead of 82. Base salaries were not pro-rated but 10% of $450,000 was deferred and payable in three yearly payments, starting in October 2022, without interests. Escrow for the season was increased to 20% and performance bonuses were pro-rated (amounts and targets to reach).
Career Total: US$2,380,000
(In today's dollars: US$3,366,950)

NHL Rank: 2337
(In today's dollars: 2276)

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