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NHL Fortune: $23,331,031

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Paul Coffey’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$23,331,031 (US$40,422,995 in today's dollars), ranking #561 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: June 1, 1961
Country of birth: Canada
Position: D
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1980
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 6
  • 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$)
+/-
(%)
1980-81 $94,050 $295,194
Contract in Canadian currency: $110,000. Signed 3-year, two-way contract with Edmonton plus 1 option year: CAN$60k, CAN$70K, and following 2 seasons to be arbitrated. Was to make $35,000 in the minors but played only in the NHL and earned his full NHL salary. Also got a bonus a CAN$50,000 that season.
Source: Copy of contract
1981-82 $70,890 $201,676
Contract in Canadian currency: $85,000. Was to make $35,000 in the minors but played only in the NHL and earned his full NHL salary. Also got a bonus a CAN$15,000 that season.
Source: Copy of contract
1982-83 $64,880 $173,905
Contract in Canadian currency: $80,000. Also got a bonus a CAN$10,000 that season.
Source: Copy of contract
1983-84 $259,520 $673,970
Contract in Canadian currency: $320,000. Signed a 6-year contract with the Edmonto Oilers for CAN$320,000 per season.
Source: La Presse
1984-85 $247,040 $615,127
Contract in Canadian currency: $320,000.
Source: La Presse
1985-86 $234,240 $563,247
Contract in Canadian currency: $320,000.
Source: La Presse
1986-87 $230,400 $543,703
Contract in Canadian currency: $320,000.
Source: La Presse
1987-88 $241,280 $549,283
Contract in Canadian currency: $320,000.
Source: La Presse
1988-89 $260,160 $569,026
Contract in Canadian currency: $320,000.
Source: La Presse
1989-90 $450,000 $938,913 15
Source: Canadian Press
1990-91 $900,000 $1,781,678 7 $450,000 100%
One-way contract.
Source: The Hockey News / Canadian Press
1991-92 $1,000,000 $1,899,258 15 $100,000 11%
1992-93 $1,100,000 $2,027,694 24 $100,000 10%
Amount includes salary and any signing bonus paid in 1992-93.
Source: The Hockey News / La Presse
1993-94 $1,300,000 $2,327,689 32 $200,000 18%
Includes base salary and any signing bonus and deferred payments allocated to the 1993-94 season.
Source: The Hockey News
1994-95 $828,571 $1,445,947 60 -$471,429 -36%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $1,450,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: Guide Hockey 1995-1996
1995-96 $3,600,000 $6,110,881 12 $2,771,429 334%
Source: La Presse
1996-97 $2,600,000 $4,287,638 36 -$1,000,000 -28%
Source: La Presse / Guide Hockey RDS
1997-98 $2,600,000 $4,189,609 46
Includes base salary, signing bonus and bonuses paid in 1997-98.
Source: The Hockey News
1998-99 $2,500,000 $3,966,935 73 -$100,000 -4%
Includes base salary, signing bonus, bonuses paid in 1998-99, and deferred income paid in 1998-99.
Source: The Hockey News
1999-00 $2,500,000 $3,881,919 84
Includes base salary, signing/reporting bonus, and deferred income paid in 1999-2000.
Source: The Hockey News / The Sports Forecaster
2000-01 $2,250,000 $3,379,704 113 -$250,000 -10%
Career Earnings: US$23,331,031
(In today's dollars: US$40,422,995)

NHL Rank: 561
(In today's dollars: 331)

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