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NHL Fortune: $1,380,000


David Volek’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $1,380,000 (US $2,994,338 in today's dollars), ranking #3183 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Country of birth: Czech Republic
Position: LW
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1984
  • Round #10
  • Overall Pick: 209
  • By: New York Islanders

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
In today's
1988-89 $130,000 $323,626
On August 31, 1988, signed a five-year contract with the New York Islanders for $700,000. His first year in the NHL.
Source: The Hockey News / UPI
1989-90 $140,000 $332,468 343
Source: Canadian Press
1990-91 $150,000 $337,976 388
Two-way contract: $150,000 in the NHL and $50,000 in the minor leagues. He played in the NHL only, earning a full NHL salary.
Source: The Hockey News / Canadian Press
1991-92 $160,000 $345,870 443
Unhappy with his salary for the 4th and 5th years of his contract, he demanded a trade and ultimately ended up signing a two-year contract extension for $400,000 per year for 1992-93 and 1993-94.
Source: HockeyDraftCentral
1992-93 $400,000 $839,225 172
Amount includes salary and any signing bonus paid in 1992-93.
Source: The Hockey News / La Presse
1993-94 $400,000 $815,174 270
Never played in the NHL again after the season, playing only a few games in 1995-96 in Czechoslovakia.
Career Total: US $1,380,000
(In today's dollars: US $2,994,338)

NHL Rank: 3183
(In today's dollars: 2675)