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NHL Fortune: $2,380,000


Curt Fraser’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$2,380,000 (US$3,249,853 in today's dollars), ranking #2190 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Did you know that Gary Bettman accumulated the 4th largest NHL fortune with $120M?

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Season   Salary
In today's
1989-90 $205,000 $427,727 177
Retired as a pro-hockey player after the season.
Source: Canadian Press
1999-00 $400,000 $621,107 649
As coach of the Atlanta Thrashers.
Source: The Hockey News, La Presse, or Le Droit.
2000-01 $425,000 $638,389 668 $25,000 6%
As coach of the Atlanta Thrashers.
Source: The Hockey News
2001-02 $450,000 $657,350 658 $25,000 6%
As coach of the Atlanta Thrashers.
Source: The Hockey News
2019-20 $450,000 $455,280 936
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 $450,000 954
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.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the NHL plays a 56-game season instead of 82. Base salaries are not pro-rated but 10% of $450,000 is deferred and payable in three yearly payments, starting in October 2022, without interests. Escrow for the season has been increased to 20% and performance bonuses are pro-rated (amounts and targets to reach).
Source: Sports Illustrated

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Interesting animated bar chart race showing that 36 players and 1 commissioner appeared, in the past 25 years, in the yearly Top Ten NHL/hockey fortunes accumulated. Jaromir Jagr is #1 in total hockey earnings since 2002-03 and will be taken over in 2-3 years by Crosby and Ovechkin. How is your 401k/RSSP doing?

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