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NHL Fortune: $19,863,349

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Mike Ricci’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$19,863,349 (US$29,869,105 in today's dollars), ranking #643 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: October 27, 1971
Country of birth: Canada
Position: C
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1990
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 4
  • By: Philadelphia Flyers

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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 $160,000 $316,743 356
Two-way contract: $160,000 in the NHL and $35,000 in the minor leagues. Plus bonus for games played: $10,000 at 60 games and an additional $10,000 at 120 games. He played 68 games in the NHL only that season, earning a full NHL salary and the first bonus. He played 78 NHL games the following season, earning the second bonus.
Source: The Hockey News / Canadian Press
1991-92 $235,000 $446,326 272 $75,000 47%
1992-93 $454,850 $838,451 144 $219,850 94%
Contract in Canadian currency: $550,000. Amount includes salary and any signing bonus paid in 1992-93.
Source: The Hockey News
1993-94 $525,450 $940,834 190 $70,600 16%
Contract in Canadian currency: $678,000.
1994-95 $341,949 $596,737 224 -$183,501 -35%
Contract in Canadian currency: $817,500. Because of the lockout, his NHL salary was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: Guide Hockey 1995-1996
1995-96 $656,100 $1,113,708 261 $314,151 92%
Contract in Canadian currency: $900,000.
Source: La Presse
1996-97 $1,050,000 $1,731,546 162 $393,900 60%
Source: La Presse / Guide Hockey RDS
1997-98 $1,200,000 $1,933,666 177 $150,000 14%
Includes base salary, signing bonus and bonuses paid in 1997-98.
Source: The Hockey News
1998-99 $1,450,000 $2,300,822 178 $250,000 21%
Includes base salary, signing bonus, bonuses paid in 1998-99, and deferred income paid in 1998-99.
Source: The Hockey News
1999-00 $1,550,000 $2,406,790 179 $100,000 7%
Includes base salary, signing/reporting bonus, and deferred income paid in 1999-2000.
Source: The Hockey News / The Sports Forecaster
2000-01 $1,500,000 $2,253,136 198 -$50,000 -3%
Source: The Hockey News Ultimate Fantasy Guide 2000-01
2001-02 $2,200,000 $3,213,712 149 $700,000 47%
2002-03 $2,500,000 $3,594,897 143 $300,000 14%
2003-04 $3,000,000 $4,218,200 121 $500,000 20%
2004-05 NHL lockout year: Season cancelled - no NHL salary paid.
2005-06 $1,520,000 $2,013,228 210
2006-07 $1,520,000 $1,950,311 265
Source: NHLPA
Career Earnings: US$19,863,349
(In today's dollars: US$29,869,105)

NHL Rank: 643
(In today's dollars: 524)

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