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NHL Fortune: $55,477,641

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Patrick Roy’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$55,477,641 (US$90,563,855 in today's dollars), ranking #140 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: October 6, 1965
Country of birth: Canada
Position: G
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1984
  • Round #3
  • Overall Pick: 51
  • By: Montreal Canadiens

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
1984-85 $32,474 $83,780
Contract in Canadian currency: $42,065. As a rookie drafted in the 3rd round, 51st overall in the NHL, he signed a 3-year contract plus 1-year option with the Montreal Canadiens: a two-way contract for 1984-85 (CAN$75,000 in the NHL; CAN$30,000 in the AHL; CAN$5,000 in junior); CAN$85,000 in 1985-86; CAN$95,000 in 1986-87; and CAN$100,000 in 1987-88. The agreement also included a CAN$35,000 signing bonus and performances bonuses. In 1984-85, he ended up playing the whole season in junior, except one game in the AHL and one in the NHL, earning CAN$42,065 including his signing bonus.
Source: Book: Patrick Roy - Le Guerrier
1985-86 $62,220 $155,015
Contract in Canadian currency: $85,000.
Source: Book: Patrick Roy - Le Guerrier
1986-87 $68,400 $167,240
Contract in Canadian currency: $95,000.
Source: Book: Patrick Roy - Le Guerrier
1987-88 $113,100 $266,773
Contract in Canadian currency: $150,000. Signed a new one-year plus one-year option contract with the Montreal Canadiens: Base salary of CAN$150,000 for 1987-88 and CAN$175,000 for 1988-89. Plus CAN$250,000 to be paid in deferred payments between 1992-93 and 1996-1997, various performance bonuses of CAN$10,000 each and a CAN$100,000 bonus if he won the Vezina trophy. He did not win the Vezina trophy in 1987-88.
Source: Book: Patrick Roy - Le Guerrier
1988-89 $223,575 $506,664
Contract in Canadian currency: $275,000. He earned a CAN$100,000 bonus per his contract with the Montreal Canadiens as he won the Vezina trophy.
Source: Book: Patrick Roy - Le Guerrier
1989-90 $253,500 $548,020 91
Contract in Canadian currency: $300,000.
Source: Canadian Press
1990-91 $668,460 $1,371,095 15 $414,960 164%
Contract in Canadian currency: $780,000. Signed a 3-year plus 1-year option contract with the Montreal Canadiens: base salaries of CAN$780,000 in 1990-91 and 1991-92, CAN$1.04M in 1992-93, and an unspecified amount for the 1993-94 option year. The agreement also included generous performance bonuses.(According to the Hockey News, he earned CAN$500,000. According to the Canadian Press, he earned CAN$1,200,000.)
Source: Book: Patrick Roy - Le Guerrier
1991-92 $1,047,600 $2,061,508 14 $379,140 57%
Contract in Canadian currency: $1,200,000.
1992-93 $1,348,010 $2,574,592 15 $300,410 29%
Contract in Canadian currency: $1,630,000. Amount includes salary, any signing bonus paid in 1992-93, and $25,000 received from the NHL for winning the Conn Smythe trophy.
Source: The Hockey News / La Presse
1993-94 $1,240,000 $2,300,429 35 -$108,010 -8%
Contract in Canadian currency: $1,600,000. Includes base salary and any signing bonus and deferred payments allocated to the 1993-94 season.
Source: The Hockey News
1994-95 $1,457,841 $2,635,956 17 $217,841 18%
Contract in Canadian currency: $3,485,276. Because of the lockout, his NHL salary was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: Guide Hockey 1995-1996
1995-96 $2,929,997 $5,153,164 20 $1,472,156 101%
Contract in Canadian currency: $4,019,200.
Source: La Presse
1996-97 $4,455,944 $7,613,599 7 $1,525,947 52%
Signed a 3-year contract with the Colorado Avalanche for $14M over 3 years.
Source: Book: Patrick Roy - Le Guerrier / La Presse / Guide Hockey RDS
1997-98 $4,463,260 $7,451,742 10 $7,316 0%
Includes base salary, signing bonus and bonuses paid in 1997-98.
Source: The Hockey News
1998-99 $5,113,260 $8,406,562 12 $650,000 15%
Includes base salary, signing bonus, bonuses paid in 1998-99, and deferred income paid in 1998-99.
Source: The Hockey News
1999-00 $7,500,000 $12,066,274 8 $2,386,740 47%
Includes base salary, signing/reporting bonus, and deferred income paid in 1999-2000.
Source: The Hockey News / The Sports Forecaster
2000-01 $7,500,000 $11,672,474 10
Source: The Hockey News Ultimate Fantasy Guide 2000-01
2001-02 $8,500,000 $12,864,969 12 $1,000,000 13%
2002-03 $8,500,000 $12,663,998 15
Career Total: US$55,477,641
(In today's dollars: US$90,563,855)

NHL Rank: 140
(In today's dollars: 64)

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