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NHL Fortune: $52,966


Jiri Crha’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$52,966 (US$149,517 in today's dollars), ranking #5151 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: April 13, 1950

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
In today's
1981-82 $45,870 $130,496
Contract in Canadian currency: $55,000. Signed a one-year, plus one option year, two-way contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs for CAN$100,000 in the NHL and CAN$25,000 in the minors. Got a CAN$30,000 signing bonus and was to earn the following bonuses: $ 5,000 if he made the NHL first All Star Team; $ 2,500 for the NHL second All Star Team; $1.250 if he played 30 NHL games and had a GAA of 3.30 or less; $ 2,500 if he played 30 NHL games and had a GAA of 3.00 of less; and $ 5,000 of he played 30 NHL games and had a GAA of 2.70 of less. He never played again in the NHL, playing only 2 games in the Central Hockey League, earning $ 25,000 and his signing bonus.
Source: Copy of contract
1982-83 $7,096 $19,021
Contract in Canadian currency: $8,750. On November 30, 1982, after playing 1 game in the AHL, he signed an unconditional release canceling his contract and getting CAN$8,750 in compensation. Starting in 1983-84, he played 7 more seasons in Germany before retiring from pro hockey.
Source: Copy of contract
Career Earnings: US$52,966
(In today's dollars: US$149,517)

NHL Rank: 5151
(In today's dollars: 5226)

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