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NHL Fortune: $25,840,133

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Rick Tocchet’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$25,840,133 (US$38,766,979 in today's dollars), ranking #503 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: April 9, 1964
Country of birth: Canada
Position: RW
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1983
  • Round #6
  • Overall Pick: 121
  • By: Philadelphia Flyers

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
1989-90 $250,000 $521,618 99
Source: Canadian Press
1990-91 $750,000 $1,484,731 10 $500,000 200%
One-way contract.
Source: The Hockey News / Canadian Press
1991-92 $815,000 $1,547,896 19 $65,000 9%
1992-93 $947,000 $1,745,660 37 $132,000 16%
Amount includes salary and any signing bonus paid in 1992-93.
Source: The Hockey News / La Presse
1993-94 $997,000 $1,785,159 64 $50,000 5%
1994-95 $1,024,833 $1,788,445 41 $27,833 3%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $1,793,458 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: Guide Hockey 1995-1996
1995-96 $1,927,200 $3,271,358 62 $902,367 88%
Source: La Presse
1996-97 $2,179,100 $3,593,535 63 $251,900 13%
Source: La Presse / Guide Hockey RDS
1997-98 $2,150,000 $3,464,484 80 -$29,100 -1%
Includes base salary, signing bonus and bonuses paid in 1997-98.
Source: The Hockey News
1998-99 $2,150,000 $3,411,564 98
Includes base salary, signing bonus, bonuses paid in 1998-99, and deferred income paid in 1998-99.
Source: The Hockey News
1999-00 $2,150,000 $3,338,450 112
Includes base salary, signing/reporting bonus, and deferred income paid in 1999-2000.
Source: The Hockey News / The Sports Forecaster
2000-01 $2,300,000 $3,454,808 105 $150,000 7%
Source: The Hockey News Ultimate Fantasy Guide 2000-01
2001-02 $2,200,000 $3,213,712 149 -$100,000 -4%
2017-18 $1,500,000 $1,582,857 412
As coach of the Arizona Coyotes. Estimated salary based on documented 2018-19 salary.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
2018-19 $1,500,000 $1,545,100 485
As coach of the Arizona Coyotes.
Source: Sports Illustrated
2019-20 $1,500,000 $1,517,602 484
As coach of the Arizona Coyotes. Estimated salary based on documented 2018-19 salary.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
2020-21 $1,500,000 $1,500,000 455
As coach of the Arizona Coyotes. Estimated salary based on documented 2018-19 salary.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
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 $1,500,000 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).
Career Earnings: US$25,840,133
(In today's dollars: US$38,766,979)

NHL Rank: 503
(In today's dollars: 351)

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