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NHL Fortune: $5,180,000

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Bob Corkum’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$5,180,000 (US$8,263,031 in today's dollars), ranking #1525 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: December 18, 1967
Country of birth: USA
Position: C
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1986
  • Round #3
  • Overall Pick: 47
  • By: Buffalo Sabres

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
1990-91 $35,000 $69,287 722
Two-way contract: $120,000 in the NHL and $35,000 in the minor leagues. Plus bonus for games played: $5,000 at 60 games and an additional $5,000 at 80 games. He played in the AHL, earning a minor league salary. He played 88 NHL games between 1990 and 1993 and possibly earned both bonuses depending on the terms of the contract.
Source: The Hockey News
1992-93 $200,000 $368,672 498
Amount includes salary and any signing bonus paid in 1992-93.
Source: The Hockey News / La Presse
1993-94 $260,000 $465,538 455 $60,000 30%
1994-95 $160,000 $279,217 519 -$100,000 -38%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $280,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: Guide Hockey 1995-1996
1995-96 $500,000 $848,733 342 $340,000 213%
Source: La Presse
1996-97 $500,000 $824,546 438
Source: La Presse / Guide Hockey RDS
1997-98 $500,000 $805,694 445
Includes base salary, signing bonus and bonuses paid in 1997-98.
Source: The Hockey News
1998-99 $675,000 $1,071,072 405 $175,000 35%
Includes base salary, signing bonus, bonuses paid in 1998-99, and deferred income paid in 1998-99.
Source: The Hockey News
1999-00 $700,000 $1,086,937 431 $25,000 4%
Played the whole season in the AHL, likely on a two-way contract earning much less.
Source: The Sports Forecaster
2000-01 $800,000 $1,201,672 400 $100,000 14%
2001-02 $850,000 $1,241,661 417 $50,000 6%
Career Earnings: US$5,180,000
(In today's dollars: US$8,263,031)

NHL Rank: 1525
(In today's dollars: 1355)

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