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Hockey Fortune: $9,955,875

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Mike Keenan’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $9,955,875 (US $20,582,784 in today's dollars), ranking #1240 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: October 21, 1949
Country of birth: Canada
Salary History - Mike Keenan
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Earnings
(US$)
In today's
US$
Rank
1984-85 $75,000 $219,989
Prior to the season, signed a three-year contract as coach of the Philadelphia Flyers for an undisclosed salary. It was his first season coaching in the NHL and he reportedly earned less than $100,000.
Source(s): The Sporting News / La Presse
1985-86 $175,000 $495,700
On August 26, 1985, renegotiated the final two years of his contract as coach of the Philadelphia Flyers, at $175,000 per year plus a $40,000 Mercedes.
Source(s): The Sporting News
1986-87 $175,000 $486,475
Source(s): The Sporting News / HockeyZonePlus
1987-88 $220,000 $589,984
As coach of the Philadelphia Flyers. According to Michel Bergeron, Keenan, Demers and himself were the best-paid NHL coaches.
Source(s): Book: Michel Bergeron a coeur ouvert
1988-89 $200,000 $515,305
Signed a five-year contract as the coach of the Chicago Blackhawks for $200,000 per season plus incentives. (According to La Presse, it was a two-year contract at $350,000 per season.)
Source(s): Mike Keenan on the My Father Used to Play Hockey podcast / The Hockey News 1989 Yearbook / The Sporting News
1989-90 $200,000 $491,571 190
As coach of the Chicago Blackhawks.
Source(s): Mike Keenan on the My Father Used to Play Hockey podcast / The Hockey News 1989 Yearbook / The Sporting News
1990-91 $200,000 $466,401 250
As coach of the Chicago Blackhawks.
Source(s): Mike Keenan on the My Father Used to Play Hockey podcast / The Hockey News 1989 Yearbook
1991-92 $200,000 $447,463 331
As coach of the Chicago Blackhawks.
Source(s): Mike Keenan on the My Father Used to Play Hockey podcast / The Hockey News 1989 Yearbook / The Sporting News
1992-93 $200,000 $434,293 500
Was fired as coach of the Chicago Blackhawks after the 1991-92 season but was paid with a guaranteed contract. Did not coach that season.
Source(s): The Hockey News 1989 Yearbook / The Sporting News
1993-94 $2,010,875 $4,241,407 11
As coach of the New York Rangers, who won the Stanley Cup. Before the season, he signed a five-year contract with base salaries of $750k, $850k, $900k, $950k, and 1M. In 1993-94, he earned $660,875 (signing bonus) + $750k (base salary) and a series of bonuses: $50k (first place in the overall standings), $40k (first place in East Conference), $25k (first place in Atlantic division), $50k (winning first round), $75k (winning second round), $100k (winning 3rd round), $200k (winning Stanley Cup), and $60k (various other bonuses.) The Rangers also loaned him $975,000 at a 5% interest rate to purchase a $1.3M house and gave him $850/month for car expenses.
Source(s): New York Times / La Presse / Book: The Business of Sports - A Primer
1994-95 $1,140,000 $2,343,530 35
As coach of the St. Louis Blues. Prior to the season, Keenan claimed that the Rangers breached the contract by missing a bonus payment deadline. He immediately negotiated with Detroit and St.Louis and signed a five-year contract with the Blues for $5.7M. The Rangers asked the NHL to investigate and filed a lawsuit for breach of contract. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman reviewed the case and decided to allow Keenan to become St. Louis's coach and GM. In compensation, Bettman approved a trade sending Petr Nedved to New York, from St.Louis, in exchange for Esa Tikkanen and Doug Lidster. The Rangers were also ordered to pay $608,000 in bonus with Keenan returning $400,000 of it. Keenan was also suspended for 60 days and fined $100,000. The Blues and Red Wings were fined $250,000 and $25,000 respectively for tampering with Keene's contract, and the Rangers were fined $25,000 for filing a lawsuit while requesting the NHL to investigate.
Source(s): Book: Brian McFarlane's History of Hockey / New York Times
1995-96 $1,140,000 $2,279,551 124
As coach of the St. Louis Blues
Source(s): Book: Brian McFarlane's History of Hockey
1996-97 $1,140,000 $2,214,587 149
As coach of the St. Louis Blues. Was fired after 33 games but had a guaranteed contract.
Source(s): Book: Brian McFarlane's History of Hockey
1997-98 $1,140,000 $2,163,955 189
Signed a three-year contract as coach of the Vancouver Canucks for an unknown salary. Earned his salary as Canucks coach and the $1.14M on his guaranteed contract with the Blues.
Source(s): HockeyZonePlus
1998-99 $1,140,000 $2,130,900 223
As coach of the Vancouver Canucks. Earned his salary as Canucks coach and the $1.14M on the last year of his guaranteed contract with the Blues.
Source(s): HockeyZonePlus
2000-01 $600,000 $1,061,672 507
As coach of the Boston Bruins.
Source(s): The Hockey News
2007-08 $0 $0 740
Prior to the season, signed a three-year contract as coach of the Calgary Flames for an undiclosed salary.
Source(s): Toronto Sun
2008-09 $0 $0 752
Earned an unknown salary as coach of the Calgary Flames. Was fired after the season, with one year left on his contract.
Source(s): HockeyZonePlus
2009-10 $0 $0 734
Did not coach but earned the last year of his guaranteed contract with the Calgary Flames.
Source(s): HockeyZonePlus
Career Total: US $9,955,875
(In today's dollars: US $20,582,784)

NHL Rank: 1240
(In today's dollars: 983)