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NHL Fortune: $26,371,429

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Mike Rathje’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$26,371,429 (US$35,425,018 in today's dollars), ranking #486 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: May 11, 1974
Country of birth: Canada
Position: D
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1992
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 3
  • By: San Jose Sharks

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
1993-94 $500,000 $895,265 198
1994-95 $231,429 $403,868 349 -$268,571 -54%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $405,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: Guide Hockey 1995-1996
1995-96 $400,000 $678,987 435 $168,571 73%
Source: La Presse
1996-97 $415,000 $684,373 560 $15,000 4%
Source: La Presse (Made $435,000 according to Guide Hockey RDS)
1997-98 $525,000 $845,979 436 $110,000 27%
Includes base salary, signing bonus and bonuses paid in 1997-98.
Source: The Hockey News
1998-99 $750,000 $1,190,080 353 $225,000 43%
Includes base salary, signing bonus, bonuses paid in 1998-99, and deferred income paid in 1998-99.
Source: The Hockey News
1999-00 $900,000 $1,397,491 314 $150,000 20%
Includes base salary, signing/reporting bonus, and deferred income paid in 1999-2000.
Source: The Hockey News / The Sports Forecaster
2000-01 $1,100,000 $1,652,300 259 $200,000 22%
2002-03 $2,025,000 $2,911,866 191
2003-04 $2,025,000 $2,847,285 199
2004-05 NHL lockout year: Season cancelled - no NHL salary paid.
2005-06 $3,500,000 $4,635,721 56
2006-07 $3,500,000 $4,490,848 87
Source: NHLPA
2007-08 $3,500,000 $4,366,307 106
Source: NHLPA
2008-09 $3,500,000 $4,204,877 141
Source: NHLPA
2009-10 $3,500,000 $4,219,773 145
Source: NHLPA
Career Earnings: US$26,371,429
(In today's dollars: US$35,425,018)

NHL Rank: 486
(In today's dollars: 401)

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