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NHL Fortune: $5,875,611

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Pat Burns’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US $5,875,611 (US $10,318,176 in today's dollars), ranking #1520 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: April 4, 1952
Country of birth: Canada

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
1987-88 $26,390 $62,781
Contract in Canadian currency: $35,000. Signed a one-year contract as coach of the Canadiens de Sherbrooke in the American Hockey League.
Source: Book: Coach: The Pat Burns Story
1988-89 $162,600 $371,645
Contract in Canadian currency: $200,000. As coach of the Montreal Canadiens.
Source: La Presse
1989-90 $169,000 $368,482 271
Contract in Canadian currency: $200,000. As coach of the Montreal Canadiens.
Source: La Presse
1990-91 $171,400 $354,580 332 $2,400 1%
Contract in Canadian currency: $200,000. As coach of the Montreal Canadiens.
Source: La Presse
1991-92 $305,550 $606,433 162 $134,150 78%
Contract in Canadian currency: $350,000. As coach of the Montreal Canadiens. In December 1991, with a salary of $300,00 for the season, signed a three-year contract extension, starting with 1991-92. with the Montreal Canadiens for CDN 350,000 per year, reportedly making him the highest-paid coach (which were not also GMs) in the NHL. (Earned $300,000 according to La Presse.)
Source: La Presse
1992-93 $310,125 $597,397 271 $4,575 1%
Contract in Canadian currency: $375,000. On May 28, 1992, resigned as coach of the Montreal Canadiens and signed a four-year contract for $375,000 / $375,000 and $1.7M overall for the last two seasons) as coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Source: Book: Coach: The Pat Burns Story / The Hockey News / Book: The Last Good Year
1993-94 $290,625 $543,790 427 -$19,500 -6%
Contract in Canadian currency: $375,000. As coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs
Source: Book: Coach: The Pat Burns Story / The Hockey News / Book: The Last Good Year
1994-95 $397,371 $724,663 185 $106,746 37%
Contract in Canadian currency: $950,000. Because of the lockout, his NHL salary was prorated for the 48-game season. As coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs. Prior to the season, he renegotiated a $100,000 raise for the last two years of his contract (1994-95 and 1995-96.) Earned his original salary of $850,000 + $100,000.
Source: Book: Coach: The Pat Burns Story / The Hockey News / Book: The Last Good Year
1995-96 $692,550 $1,228,483 254 $295,179 74%
Contract in Canadian currency: $950,000. As coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs, was earning $850,000 + his $100,000 raise. Was fired after 65 games.
Source: Book: Coach: The Pat Burns Story
1996-97 $0 $0 1218 -$692,550 -100%
Contract in Canadian currency: $0. Did not coach
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1997-98 $750,000 $1,262,927 307 $750,000 10231923601537%
Signed a four-year contract as coach of the Boston Bruins starting ay $750,000 with raises every seasons up to $950,000 in 2000-01.
Source: Book: Coach: The Pat Burns Story / The Hockey News
1998-99 $800,000 $1,326,544 331 $50,000 7%
As coach of the Boston Bruins. Estimated salary based on his salary in 1997-98 and 1999-2000.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1999-00 $850,000 $1,379,247 337 $50,000 6%
As coach of the Boston Bruins.
Source: The Hockey News, La Presse or Le Droit
2000-01 $950,000 $1,491,202 334 $100,000 12%
As coach of the Boston Bruins. Was fired after only a few games but had a guaranteed contract until the end of 2000-01.
Source: Book: Coach: The Pat Burns Story
Career Total: US $5,875,611
(In today's dollars: US $10,318,176)

NHL Rank: 1520
(In today's dollars: 1301)

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