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NHL Fortune: $944,700


Steve Christoff’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US $944,700 (US $2,814,220 in today's dollars), ranking #3303 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: January 23, 1958
Country of birth: USA
Position: C
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1978
  • Round #2
  • Overall Pick: 24
  • By: Minnesota North Stars

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
In today's
1979-80 $44,700 $166,470
Played for the US Team during the 1980 Olympics, earning $7,200 for 6 months (training, exhibition and Olympics). After the Olympics, he signed a three-year, two-way contract with the Minnesota North Stars for $225,000/season in the NHL. In 1979-80, he earned $7,200 from the US Olympic Team, and a pro-rated salary of approximately $37,500 for playing a month for Minnesota after the Olympics.
Source: Sports Illustrated / Book: Going for the Gold
1980-81 $225,000 $737,987
Source: Sports Illustrated
1981-82 $225,000 $668,912
Source: Sports Illustrated
1982-83 $225,000 $630,233
Source: Sports Illustrated
1983-84 $225,000 $610,617
Estimated salary based on the documented salary for 1982-83. Retired from pro-hockey after the season.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
Career Total: US $944,700
(In today's dollars: US $2,814,220)

NHL Rank: 3303
(In today's dollars: 2512)

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