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NHL Fortune: $95,122,561

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Jarome Iginla’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US $95,122,561 (US $123,442,310 in today's dollars), ranking #26 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: July 1, 1977
Country of birth: Canada
Position: RW
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1995
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 11
  • By: Dallas Stars

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
1996-97 $850,000 $1,464,807 218
His first season in the NHL, after playing 2 playoff games the previous year.
Source: Guide Hockey RDS
1997-98 $625,000 $1,052,439 372 -$225,000 -26%
Includes base salary, signing bonus and bonuses paid in 1997-98.
Source: The Hockey News
1998-99 $650,000 $1,077,817 424 $25,000 4%
Includes base salary, signing bonus, bonuses paid in 1998-99, and deferred income paid in 1998-99.
Source: The Hockey News
1999-00 $1,500,000 $2,433,966 181 $850,000 131%
Holding out three games at the beginning of the season to get a new contract, signed a three-year contract with the Calgary Flames for $US 4.9M plus bonuses. Includes base salary, signing/reporting bonus, and deferred income paid in 1999-2000.
Source: The Hockey News / The Sports Forecaster / Calgary Herald
2000-01 $1,700,000 $2,668,467 180 $200,000 13%
Includes base salary, bonuses paid in 2000-01, and deferred income paid in 2000-01.
Source: The Hockey News / The Hockey News Ultimate Fantasy Guide 2000-01
2001-02 $1,700,000 $2,595,075 211
Source: Book: Breaking the Ice
2002-03 $5,500,000 $8,264,676 36 $3,800,000 224%
Prior to the season, signed a two-year contract with the Calgary Flames for $13M. Does not include signing bonuses, performance bonuses and deferred payments.
Source: Book: Breaking the Ice / La Presse
2003-04 $7,500,000 $11,020,059 19 $2,000,000 36%
2004-05 NHL lockout year: Season cancelled - no NHL salary paid.
2005-06 $7,000,000 $9,688,668 6 -$500,000 -7%
Source: La Presse
2006-07 $7,000,000 $9,385,882 11
Source: NHLPA
2007-08 $7,000,000 $9,125,591 16
During the season, signed a five-year contract extension with the Calgary Flames for $7M per year starting in 2008-09.
Source: NHLPA / The Globe and Mail
2008-09 $7,000,000 $8,788,203 25
Source: NHLPA
2009-10 $7,000,000 $8,819,334 23
Source: NHLPA
2010-11 $7,000,000 $8,676,970 25
Source: NHLPA
2011-12 $7,000,000 $8,411,576 27
Source: NHLPA
2012-13 $4,097,561 $4,824,124 26 -$2,902,439 -41%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $7,000,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: NHLPA
2013-14 $6,000,000 $6,961,710 52 $1,902,439 46%
Prior to the season, as a free agent, signed a one-year contract with the Boston Bruins for $6M.
Source: Book: La glorieuse histoire des Canadiens / TSN
2014-15 $5,500,000 $6,279,674 94 -$500,000 -8%
Prior to the season, as a free agent, signed a three-year contract with the Colorado Avalanche for $16M.
Source: NHLPA / Book: La glorieuse histoire des Canadiens
2015-16 $5,500,000 $6,272,256 112
Source: NHLPA
2016-17 $5,000,000 $5,631,015 136 -$500,000 -9%
Retired as a pro-hockey player after the season.
Source: NHLPA
Career Total: US $95,122,561
(In today's dollars: US $123,442,310)

NHL Rank: 26
(In today's dollars: 19)

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