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NHL Fortune: $15,676,426

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Joe Murphy’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $15,676,426 (US $29,784,310 in today's dollars), ranking #861 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: October 16, 1967
Country of birth: Canada
Position: C
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1986
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 1
  • By: Detroit Red Wings

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
1986-87 $300,000 $805,766
In August 1986, signed a four-year contract with the Detroit Red Wings worth more than $900,000 which included a $100,000 signing bonus. Earned a salary of $200,000 plus his $100,000 signing bonus.
Source: Book: Finding Murph
1987-88 $200,000 $518,219
Source: Book: Finding Murph
1988-89 $200,000 $497,886
Source: Book: Finding Murph
1989-90 $225,000 $534,323 133
Source: Canadian Press
1990-91 $250,000 $563,294 141
One-way contract.
Source: The Hockey News / Canadian Press
1991-92 $292,455 $632,196 186
Contract in Canadian currency: $335,000. Prior to the season, signed a one-year contract with the Edmonton Oilers for C $335,000.
Source: Book: Finding Murph
1992-93 $187,500 $393,387 560
Prior to the season, turned down a three-year contract offer from the Edmonton Oilers for $1.5M, wanting to earn $1M per season, and went back home. On February 24, 1993, he was traded to Chicago and signed a four-year contract for $750,000 per year the first three seasons and $800,000 in 1995-96. Played 19 games in the rest of the season, earning an approximate pro-rated salary of $187,500.
Source: Book: Finding Murph
1993-94 $750,000 $1,528,451 108
Source: Book: Finding Murph
1994-95 $428,571 $851,244 157
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $750,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: Guide Hockey 1995-1996 /
1995-96 $842,900 $1,628,493 183
Source: Book: Finding Murph / La Presse
1996-97 $2,800,000 $5,255,467 30
Prior to the season, as a free agent, signed a three-year contract with the St. Louis Blues for $10M.
Source: Book: Finding Murph / La Presse / Guide Hockey RDS
1997-98 $3,400,000 $6,235,734 24
Includes base salary, signing bonus and bonuses paid in 1997-98.
Source: The Hockey News / Book: Finding Murph
1998-99 $3,800,000 $6,862,892 31
Includes base salary, signing bonus, bonuses paid in 1998-99, and deferred income paid in 1998-99.
Source: The Hockey News / Book: Finding Murph
1999-00 $1,000,000 $1,767,319 265
On November 12, 1999, as a free agent, signed a one-year contract with the Boston Bruins for $1M.
Source: The Sports Forecaster / Book: Finding Murph
2000-01 $1,000,000 $1,709,640 296
Prior to the season, signed a one-year contract with the Washington Capitals for $1M. Includes base salary, bonuses paid in 2000-01, and deferred income paid in 2000-01. Retired from pro-hockey after the season.
Source: The Hockey News / The Hockey News Ultimate Fantasy Guide 2000-01 / Book: Finding Murph
Career Total: US $15,676,426
(In today's dollars: US $29,784,310)

NHL Rank: 861
(In today's dollars: 673)

 

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