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NHL Fortune: $13,340,553

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Bob Probert’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $13,340,553 (US $24,655,619 in today's dollars), ranking #984 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: June 5, 1965
Country of birth: Canada
Position: LW
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1983
  • Round #3
  • Overall Pick: 46
  • By: Detroit Red Wings

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
1984-85 $5,000 $14,088
On October 1, 1984, signed a three-year plus 1 option year, two-way contract with the Detroit Red Wings for $65,000, $70,000, $80,000, and $85,000 in the NHL, $25,000 in the minor leagues and $5,000 in the OHL. He played the whole season in the Ontario Hockey League, earning $5,000.
Source: Documentary - Though Guy: The Bob Probert Story / Book: Tough Guy
1985-86 $51,053 $138,916
Played 44 NHL and 32 AHL game, on his two-way contract, earning a pro-rated salary of $51,053.
Source: Documentary - Though Guy: The Bob Probert Story / Book: Tough Guy
1986-87 $74,500 $198,943
Played 63 NHL and 7 AHL game, on his two-way contract, earning a pro-rated salary of $74,500.
Source: Documentary - Though Guy: The Bob Probert Story / Book: Tough Guy
1987-88 $150,000 $386,420
Played the whole season in Detroit, earning his full NHL salary of $85,000 plus a $65,000 bonus for getting ove 60 points.
Source: Documentary - Though Guy: The Bob Probert Story / Book: Tough Guy
1988-89 $200,000 $495,011
Source: The Sporting News
1989-90 $10,000 $23,611 546
On October 17, 1989, he was sentenced to three months at the Federal Medical Center in Rochester, Minnesota, three months in halfway house, and three years? probation for cocaine possession while crossing the Detroit-Windsor border. He was suspended by the NHL and missed all but 4 games late in the season. With a contract for $200,000 for the year, he earned a pro-rated salary of approximately $10,000.
Source: Book: Tough Guy
1990-91 $250,000 $560,041 142
One-way contract.
Source: The Hockey News / Canadian Press
1991-92 $400,000 $859,681 93
1992-93 $400,000 $834,379 172
Amount includes salary and any signing bonus paid in 1992-93.
Source: The Hockey News / La Presse
1993-94 $400,000 $810,467 271
1994-95 $0 $0 699
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $0 was prorated for the 48-game season. Base salary. On July 23, 1994, according to the Chicago Tribune / NY Times, he signed a $6M contract for 4-year (3 + 1 optional year at $1.5M each) with the Chicago Blackhawks as a free agent. According to the Chicago Tribune / NY Times / Guide Hockey 1995-1996, he earned $1.6M, which is possibly his earnings with bonuses. He was subsequently suspended by the NHL for substance abuse and missed the entire 1994-95 season, without pay per the documentary Bob Probert: Tough Guy.
Source: Copy of contract / Documentary - Though Guy: The Bob Probert Story
1995-96 $1,500,000 $2,881,284 83
Base salary. According to La Presse, he earned $1.6M, which is possibly his earnings with bonuses.
Source: Copy of contract / Documentary - Though Guy: The Bob Probert Story
1996-97 $1,500,000 $2,799,171 105
According to La Presse / Guide Hockey RDS, he earned $1.6M, which is possibly his earnings with bonuses.
Source: Copy of contract / Documentary - Though Guy: The Bob Probert Story
1997-98 $1,500,000 $2,735,173 130
Missed most of the season due to injury but had a guaranteed base salary of $1.5M (According to The Hockey News, he earned $1.6M including base salary, signing bonus and bonuses paid in 1997-98.) In January 1998, he signed a four-year contract extension, backdated October 1, 1997, for $6.5M plus bonuses: $75,000 per season if he played 73 games or more; $100,000 per season if he achieved three out of four conditioning points, and $50,000 for achieving two of them: mVO2 to be at least 63, weighing 227 pound orless, body fat 14% or lower, doing at least 600 watts on the bike. In 1997-98, it is unknown if he earned the conditioning bonus and he did not earn the minimum game bonus.
Source: Copy of contract / Documentary - Though Guy: The Bob Probert Story
1998-99 $1,775,000 $3,187,182 133
$1.7M includes base salary, signing bonus, bonuses paid in 1998-99, and deferred income paid in 1998-99. It is unknown if he earned the conditioning bonus and he did earn the minimum game bonus of $75,000.
Source: The Hockey News / Book: Tough Guy
1999-00 $1,800,000 $3,162,805 140
Includes base salary, signing/reporting bonus, and deferred income paid in 1999-2000. It is unknown if he earned the conditioning bonus and he did not earn the minimum game bonus
Source: The Hockey News / The Sports Forecaster / Book: Tough Guy
2000-01 $1,875,000 $3,187,064 159
$1.8M includes base salary, bonuses paid in 2000-01, and deferred income paid in 2000-01. It is unknown if he earned the conditioning bonus and he did earn the minimum game bonus of $75,000.
Source: The Hockey News / Book: Tough Guy
2001-02 $850,000 $1,405,066 419
2002-03 $600,000 $976,318 561
During the 2002 summer, signed a one-year contract with the Chicago Blackhawks for $600,000 plus $50,000 bonus if he played 50 games or more. Played in 3 exhibition games and was then placed on waiver, was not picked up, and was put on injury reserve. He then unofficially retired on November 16, 2002 and became an in-studio analyst for the team's radio broadcasts with his $600,000 contract still valid. In February 2003, he voluntarily submitted to residential treatment as part of the NHL Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health program. After the season, he formally retired.
Source: Chicago Tribune / Book: Tough Guy / La Presse
Career Total: US $13,340,553
(In today's dollars: US $24,655,619)

NHL Rank: 984
(In today's dollars: 787)

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