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NHL Fortune: $8,600,000

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Mike Milbury’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$8,600,000 (US$13,618,685 in today's dollars), ranking #1212 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
1977-78 $50,000 $222,983
Source: Globe and Mail
1994-95 $0 $0 686
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $0 was prorated for the 48-game season. Signed a three-year contract with ESPN as an in-studio analyst at $225,000 per year. He only worked for that shortened season and then left to become coach of the New York Islanders in 1995-96.
Source: Book: Fishsticks - The Fall and Rise of the New York Islanders
1995-96 $700,000 $1,241,698 231 $700,000 122499999999900%
Prior to the season, signed a five-year contract as Coach of the New York Islanders for $3.5M. Within 3 months, he also became General Manager.
Source: Book: Fishsticks - The Fall and Rise of the New York Islanders
1996-97 $700,000 $1,206,312 301
As coach and General Manager of the New York Islanders.
Source: The Hockey News / Book: Fishsticks - The Fall and Rise of the New York Islanders
1997-98 $700,000 $1,178,732 332
As coach and General Manager of the New York Islanders.
Source: Book: Fishsticks - The Fall and Rise of the New York Islanders
1998-99 $700,000 $1,160,726 383
As coach and General Manager of the New York Islanders.
Source: Book: Fishsticks - The Fall and Rise of the New York Islanders
1999-00 $700,000 $1,135,851 431
As General Manager of the New York Islanders.
Source: Book: Fishsticks - The Fall and Rise of the New York Islanders
2000-01 $800,000 $1,255,749 400 $100,000 14%
As General Manager of the New York Islanders. Estimated salary based on documented salaries for 1999-2000 and 2001-02.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
2001-02 $850,000 $1,297,538 417 $50,000 6%
As General Manager of the New York Islanders.
Source: Book: Fishsticks - the Fall and Rise of the New York Islanders
2002-03 $850,000 $1,277,268 438
As General Manager of the New York Islanders.
Source: Book: Fishsticks - the Fall and Rise of the New York Islanders
2003-04 $850,000 $1,248,940 446
As General Manager of the New York Islanders.
Source: Book: Fishsticks - the Fall and Rise of the New York Islanders
2004-05 NHL lockout year: Season cancelled - no NHL salary paid.
2004-05 $850,000 $1,216,407 6
As General Manager of the New York Islanders.
Source: Book: Fishsticks - the Fall and Rise of the New York Islanders
2005-06 $850,000 $1,176,481 397
As General Manager of the New York Islanders. After the season, resigned to become Senior Vice President of team owner's Charles Wang's sports holding, a position he left in May 2007.
Source: Book: Fishsticks - the Fall and Rise of the New York Islanders
Career Total: US$8,600,000
(In today's dollars: US$13,618,685)

NHL Rank: 1212
(In today's dollars: 1071)

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