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NHL Fortune: $3,736,867

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Tom Chorske’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US $3,736,867 (US $6,559,600 in today's dollars), ranking #1890 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Country of birth: USA
Position: RW
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1985
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 16
  • By: Montreal Canadiens

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
1990-91 $124,265 $257,070 480
Contract in Canadian currency: $145,000. Two-way contract: CAN$145,000 in the NHL and CAN$40,000 in the minor leagues. Plus bonus for games played: CAN$10,000 at 60 games and an additional CAN$10,000 at 80 games. He played in the NHL only, earning a full NHL salary. He played 57 games that season and 76 NHL games in 1991-92 and possibly earned both bonuses depending on the terms of the contract.
Source: The Hockey News / Canadian Press
1991-92 $160,000 $317,556 443 $35,735 29%
1992-93 $200,000 $385,262 499 $40,000 25%
Amount includes salary and any signing bonus paid in 1992-93.
Source: The Hockey News
1993-94 $300,000 $561,332 397 $100,000 50%
1994-95 $279,602 $509,894 296 -$20,398 -7%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $489,304 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: Guide Hockey 1995-1996
1995-96 $496,000 $879,832 369 $216,398 77%
Source: La Presse
1996-97 $577,000 $994,346 388 $81,000 16%
Source: La Presse / Guide Hockey RDS
1997-98 $600,000 $1,010,341 383 $23,000 4%
Includes base salary, signing bonus and bonuses paid in 1997-98.
Source: The Hockey News
1998-99 $600,000 $994,908 446
Includes base salary, signing bonus, bonuses paid in 1998-99, and deferred income paid in 1998-99.
Source: The Hockey News
1999-00 $400,000 $649,058 653 -$200,000 -33%
Includes base salary, signing/reporting bonus, and deferred income paid in 1999-2000.
Source: The Hockey News
Career Total: US $3,736,867
(In today's dollars: US $6,559,600)

NHL Rank: 1890
(In today's dollars: 1669)

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