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NHL Fortune: $5,415,000

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Lindy Ruff’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$5,415,000 (US$7,875,038 in today's dollars), ranking #1578 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: February 17, 1960
Country of birth: Canada
Position: LW
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1979
  • Round #2
  • Overall Pick: 32
  • By: Buffalo Sabres

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
1989-90 $220,000 $479,681 143
Source: Canadian Press
1990-91 $200,000 $413,746 245 -$20,000 -9%
One-way contract. (Made $246,000 according to the Canadian Press) Plus bonus for games played: $10,000 at 45 games. He played 14 NHL games and did not earn the bonus.
Source: The Hockey News
1997-98 $275,000 $463,073 674
As coach of the Buffalo Sabres.
Source: The Hockey News
1998-99 $275,000 $456,000 737
As coach of the Buffalo Sabres. Estimated minimum salary based on known compensation for 1997-98 and 1999-2000.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1999-00 $345,000 $559,812 728 $70,000 25%
As coach of the Buffalo Sabres.
Source: The Hockey News, La Presse, or Le Droit.
2000-01 $700,000 $1,098,780 449 $355,000 103%
As coach of the Buffalo Sabres.
Source: The Hockey News
2001-02 $700,000 $1,068,560 490
As coach of the Buffalo Sabres.
Source: The Hockey News
2002-03 $700,000 $1,051,868 511
As coach of the Buffalo Sabres.
Source: The Hockey News
2014-15 $2,000,000 $2,283,518 353
Source: Sportsnet
Career Total: US$5,415,000
(In today's dollars: US$7,875,038)

NHL Rank: 1578
(In today's dollars: 1502)

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