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Hockey Fortune: $25,299,074

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Adam Oates’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $25,299,074 (US $48,212,983 in today's dollars), ranking #629 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Salary History - Adam Oates
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Earnings
(US$)
In today's
US$
Rank
1985-86 $500,000 $1,407,920
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(s): The Hockey News 1986 Yearbook / Washington Post / Book: The Road to Hockeytown
1986-87 $250,000 $690,858
Source(s): The Hockey News 1986 Yearbook / Washington Post
1987-88 $250,000 $666,476
Source(s): The Hockey News 1986 Yearbook / Washington Post
1988-89 $250,000 $640,326
Source(s): The Hockey News 1986 Yearbook / Washington Post
1989-90 $230,000 $561,967 131
Source(s): Canadian Press
1990-91 $240,000 $556,375 168
One-way contract.
Source(s): The Hockey News / Canadian Press
1991-92 $250,000 $556,025 238
1992-93 $460,000 $992,973 141
Amount includes salary and any signing bonus paid in 1992-93.
Source(s): The Hockey News / La Presse
1993-94 $1,330,000 $2,788,710 31
1994-95 $660,000 $1,348,765 84
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $1,155,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source(s): Guide Hockey 1995-1996
1995-96 $1,950,000 $3,876,198 60
Source(s): La Presse
1996-97 $2,050,000 $3,958,846 65
One-way contract.
Source(s): The Gazette / La Presse / Guide Hockey RDS
1997-98 $2,829,074 $5,338,441 39
One-way contract. Includes base salary, signing bonus and bonuses paid in 1997-98. (Earned $2.15M according to The Gazette.)
Source(s): The Hockey News
1998-99 $2,900,000 $5,388,688 57
One-way contract. Includes base salary, signing bonus, bonuses paid in 1998-99, and deferred income paid in 1998-99. (Earned $2.15M according to The Gazette.)
Source(s): The Hockey News
1999-00 $2,950,000 $5,364,119 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(s): The Hockey News
2000-01 $2,950,000 $5,189,053 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(s): The Hockey News
2001-02 $1,750,000 $2,993,590 204
2002-03 $3,500,000 $5,893,651 84
Does not include signing bonuses, performance bonuses and deferred payments.
Source(s): La Presse
Career Total: US $25,299,074
(In today's dollars: US $48,212,983 )

NHL Rank: 629
(In today's dollars: 400)