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NHL Fortune: $80,649,197

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Rob Blake’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US $80,649,197 (US $120,348,008 in today's dollars), ranking #48 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: December 10, 1969
Country of birth: Canada
Position: D
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1988
  • Round #4
  • Overall Pick: 70
  • By: Los Angeles Kings

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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 $135,000 $279,278 445
His first full season in this NHL. Had a two-way contract: $135,000 in the NHL and $65,000 in the minor leagues. Plus bonus for games played: $10,000 at 60 games and an additional $10,000 at 80 games. He played in the NHL only, earning a full NHL salary. He played 75 NHL games that season, earning the first bonus and 132 NHL games between 1990 and 1992, possibly earning the second bonus depending on the terms of the contract.
Source: The Hockey News / Canadian Press
1991-92 $155,000 $307,633 466 $20,000 15%
1992-93 $165,000 $317,841 672 $10,000 6%
Amount includes salary and any signing bonus paid in 1992-93.
Source: The Hockey News / La Presse / Book: The Last Good Year
1993-94 $175,000 $327,444 594 $10,000 6%
Estimated minimum salary based on documented contract for 1992-93.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1994-95 $885,714 $1,615,224 54 $710,714 406%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $1,550,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: Guide Hockey 1995-1996
1995-96 $2,325,000 $4,124,212 35 $1,439,286 163%
Earned $2.25M according to the book The Last Good Year
Source: La Presse
1996-97 $3,075,000 $5,299,155 21 $750,000 32%
Source: La Presse / Guide Hockey RDS
1997-98 $3,150,000 $5,304,292 28 $75,000 2%
Includes base salary, signing bonus and bonuses paid in 1997-98.
Source: The Hockey News
1998-99 $5,267,500 $8,734,466 10 $2,117,500 67%
Includes base salary, signing bonus, bonuses paid in 1998-99, and deferred income paid in 1998-99.
Source: The Hockey News
1999-00 $5,267,500 $8,547,276 21
Includes base salary, signing/reporting bonus, and deferred income paid in 1999-2000.
Source: The Hockey News / The Sports Forecaster
2000-01 $5,267,500 $8,268,323 25
Includes base salary, bonuses paid in 2000-01, and deferred income paid in 2000-01.
Source: The Hockey News / The Hockey News Ultimate Fantasy Guide 2000-01
2001-02 $9,285,194 $14,173,987 8 $4,017,694 76%
Source: Book: The Last Good Year
2002-03 $9,305,158 $13,982,567 11 $19,964 0%
Does not include signing bonuses, performance bonuses and deferred payments.
Source: La Presse
2003-04 $9,326,519 $13,703,838 9 $21,361 0%
2004-05 NHL lockout year: Season cancelled - no NHL salary paid.
2005-06 $6,364,112 $8,808,538 15 -$2,962,407 -32%
Source: La Presse
2006-07 $6,000,000 $8,045,042 18 -$364,112 -6%
Source: NHLPA
2007-08 $6,000,000 $7,821,935 29
Source: NHLPA
2008-09 $5,000,000 $6,277,288 72 -$1,000,000 -17%
Source: NHLPA
2009-10 $3,500,000 $4,409,667 147 -$1,500,000 -30%
Retired as a pro hockey player after the season.
Source: NHLPA
Career Total: US $80,649,197
(In today's dollars: US $120,348,008)

NHL Rank: 48
(In today's dollars: 24)

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