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NHL Fortune: $80,474,196

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Rob Blake’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$80,474,196 (US$118,999,301 in today's dollars), ranking #47 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 $276,902 444
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 $305,015 458 $20,000 15%
1992-93 $165,000 $315,137 672 $10,000 6%
Amount includes salary and any signing bonus paid in 1992-93.
Source: The Hockey News / La Presse
1994-95 $885,714 $1,601,480 54
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 $4,089,119 35 $1,439,286 163%
Source: La Presse
1996-97 $3,075,000 $5,254,064 21 $750,000 32%
Source: La Presse / Guide Hockey RDS
1997-98 $3,150,000 $5,259,158 28 $75,000 2%
Includes base salary, signing bonus and bonuses paid in 1997-98.
Source: The Hockey News
1998-99 $5,267,500 $8,660,144 11 $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 $8,474,547 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 $8,197,967 26
Source: The Hockey News Ultimate Fantasy Guide 2000-01
2001-02 $9,285,194 $14,053,380 8 $4,017,694 76%
2002-03 $9,305,158 $13,863,589 11 $19,964 0%
2003-04 $9,326,519 $13,587,231 9 $21,361 0%
2004-05 NHL lockout year: Season cancelled - no NHL salary paid.
2005-06 $6,364,111 $8,733,585 14
2006-07 $6,000,000 $7,976,586 18 -$364,111 -6%
Source: NHLPA
2007-08 $6,000,000 $7,755,378 28
Source: NHLPA
2008-09 $5,000,000 $6,223,874 69 -$1,000,000 -17%
Source: NHLPA
2009-10 $3,500,000 $4,372,145 145 -$1,500,000 -30%
Source: NHLPA
Career Total: US$80,474,196
(In today's dollars: US$118,999,301)

NHL Rank: 47
(In today's dollars: 21)

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