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NHL Fortune: $15,472,598

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Rostislav Klesla’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$15,472,598 (US$19,154,891 in today's dollars), ranking #785 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Country of birth: Czech Republic
Position: D
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 2000
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 4
  • By: Columbus Blue Jackets

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
2001-02 $1,075,000 $1,570,337 316
2002-03 $537,500 $772,903 609 -$537,500 -50%
2003-04 $1,075,000 $1,511,522 380 $537,500 100%
2004-05 NHL lockout year: Season cancelled - no NHL salary paid.
2005-06 $943,635 $1,249,837 350
2006-07 $1,050,000 $1,347,254 339 $106,365 11%
Source: NHLPA
2007-08 $1,450,000 $1,808,898 295 $400,000 38%
Source: NHLPA
2008-09 $1,650,000 $1,982,299 318 $200,000 14%
Source: NHLPA
2010-11 $2,975,000 $3,528,907 227
Source: NHLPA
2011-12 $2,975,000 $3,420,972 261
Source: NHLPA
2012-13 $1,741,463 $1,961,962 266 -$1,233,537 -41%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $2,975,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: NHLPA
Career Earnings: US$15,472,598
(In today's dollars: US$19,154,891)

NHL Rank: 785
(In today's dollars: 795)

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