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NHL Fortune: $4,782,690

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Kris King’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$4,782,690 (US$8,002,703 in today's dollars), ranking #1590 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Did you know that Gary Bettman accumulated the 4th largest NHL fortune with $120M?

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All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
1989-90 $130,000 $271,241 369
Source: Canadian Press
1990-91 $150,000 $296,946 388 $20,000 15%
Two-way contract: $150,000 in the NHL and $35,000 in the minor leagues. Plus bonus for games played: $10,000 at 150 games. He played in the NHL only, earning a full NHL salary. He played 151 NHL games between 1990 and 1992, earning the bonus.
Source: The Hockey News / Canadian Press
1991-92 $225,000 $427,333 286 $75,000 50%
1992-93 $250,000 $460,840 369 $25,000 11%
Amount includes salary and any signing bonus paid in 1992-93.
Source: The Hockey News / La Presse
1993-94 $300,000 $537,159 391 $50,000 20%
1994-95 $185,714 $324,092 437 -$114,286 -38%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $325,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: Guide Hockey 1995-1996
1995-96 $450,000 $763,860 376 $264,286 142%
Source: La Presse
1996-97 $475,000 $783,318 468 $25,000 6%
Source: La Presse / Guide Hockey RDS
1997-98 $728,609 $1,174,072 324 $253,609 53%
Includes base salary, signing bonus and bonuses paid in 1997-98.
Source: The Hockey News
1998-99 $930,612 $1,476,671 264 $202,003 28%
Includes base salary, signing bonus, bonuses paid in 1998-99, and deferred income paid in 1998-99.
Source: The Hockey News
1999-00 $957,755 $1,487,171 297 $27,143 3%
Includes base salary, signing/reporting bonus, and deferred income paid in 1999-2000.
Source: The Hockey News
Total:
US$4,782,690

In today's dollars:
US$8,002,703
NHL Rank:
1590

In today's dollars:
1384

Interesting animated bar chart race showing that 36 players and 1 commissioner appeared, in the past 25 years, in the yearly Top Ten NHL/hockey fortunes accumulated. Jaromir Jagr is #1 in total hockey earnings since 2002-03 and will be taken over in 2-3 years by Crosby and Ovechkin. How is your 401k/RSSP doing?

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