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NHL Fortune: $25,299,074

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Adam Oates’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $25,299,074 (US $46,589,435 in today's dollars), ranking #591 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Did you know that Gary Bettman has accumulated the largest NHL fortune with $167M?

Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
1985-86 $500,000 $1,360,509
As a free agent rookie out of college, signed a four-year contract with the Detroit Red Wings for $1M plus received a $250,000 signing bonus. (According to the books The Russian Five and Brian McFarlane's History of Hockey, signed a four-year contract worth $1.1M.)
Source: The Hockey News 1986 Yearbook / Washington Post / Book: The Road to Hockeytown
1986-87 $250,000 $667,594
Source: The Hockey News 1986 Yearbook / Washington Post
1987-88 $250,000 $644,033
Source: The Hockey News 1986 Yearbook / Washington Post
1988-89 $250,000 $618,764
Source: The Hockey News 1986 Yearbook / Washington Post
1989-90 $230,000 $543,043 130
Source: Canadian Press
1990-91 $240,000 $537,640 166
One-way contract.
Source: The Hockey News / Canadian Press
1991-92 $250,000 $537,301 238
1992-93 $460,000 $959,535 141
Amount includes salary and any signing bonus paid in 1992-93.
Source: The Hockey News / La Presse
1993-94 $1,330,000 $2,694,801 31
1994-95 $660,000 $1,303,346 79
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $1,155,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: Guide Hockey 1995-1996
1995-96 $1,950,000 $3,745,669 61
Source: La Presse
1996-97 $2,050,000 $3,825,534 66
Source: La Presse / Guide Hockey RDS
1997-98 $2,829,074 $5,158,672 38
Includes base salary, signing bonus and bonuses paid in 1997-98.
Source: The Hockey News
1998-99 $2,900,000 $5,207,227 57
Includes base salary, signing bonus, bonuses paid in 1998-99, and deferred income paid in 1998-99.
Source: The Hockey News
1999-00 $2,950,000 $5,183,485 67
Includes base salary, signing/reporting bonus, and deferred income paid in 1999-2000. (According to The Sports Forecaster, he earned $3,136,825.)
Source: The Hockey News
2000-01 $2,950,000 $5,014,315 77
Includes base salary, bonuses paid in 2000-01, and deferred income paid in 2000-01. (Earned $3,149,903 according to The Hockey News Ultimate Fantasy Guide 2000-01)
Source: The Hockey News
2001-02 $1,750,000 $2,892,783 204
2002-03 $3,500,000 $5,695,186 84
Does not include signing bonuses, performance bonuses and deferred payments.
Source: La Presse
Career Total: US $25,299,074
(In today's dollars: US $46,589,435)

NHL Rank: 591
(In today's dollars: 368)