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NHL Fortune: $2,070,000


Steve Kasper’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$2,070,000 (US$3,622,600 in today's dollars), ranking #2506 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Country of birth: Canada
Position: C
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1980
  • Round #4
  • Overall Pick: 81
  • By: Boston Bruins

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
In today's
1989-90 $225,000 $486,408 130
Source: Canadian Press
1990-91 $250,000 $512,781 141 $25,000 11%
One-way contract.
Source: The Hockey News / Canadian Press
1991-92 $275,000 $541,156 197 $25,000 10%
1992-93 $400,000 $763,968 172 $125,000 45%
Amount includes salary and any signing bonus paid in 1992-93. Retired as a pro hockey player after the season.
Source: The Hockey News / La Presse
1995-96 $260,000 $457,278 609
Estimated salary as coach of the Bostom Bruins based on documented salary for 1996-97.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1996-97 $260,000 $444,246 932
As coach of the Boston Bruins.
Source: The Hockey News
2019-20 $200,000 $209,653 968
As assistant coach of the Kunlun Red Star of the KHL. Went for months without being paid and ended up filing legal action against the team after the season.
Source: Sports Illustrated
2020-21 $200,000 $207,110 1184
In the middle of the summer before the season, although he had a contract until the end of the 2020-21 season to be assistant coach of the Kunlun Red Star of the KHL, was told by ownership that they could not secure his work visa. He filed legal action against the team.
Source: Sports Illustrated
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the NHL played a 56-game season instead of 82. Base salaries were not pro-rated but 10% of $200,000 was deferred and payable in three yearly payments, starting in October 2022, without interests. Escrow for the season was increased to 20% and performance bonuses were pro-rated (amounts and targets to reach).
Career Total: US$2,070,000
(In today's dollars: US$3,622,600)

NHL Rank: 2506
(In today's dollars: 2197)

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