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NHL Fortune: $43,552,143

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Derian Hatcher’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$43,552,143 (US$62,651,776 in today's dollars), ranking #218 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: June 4, 1972
Country of birth: USA
Position: D
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1990
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 8
  • By: Minnesota North Stars

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
1990-91 $30,000 $59,389 763
Two-way contract: $135,000 in the NHL and $30,000 in the minor leagues. Plus bonus for games played: $10,000 at 40 games and an additional $10,000 at 80 games. He played in the OHLL, earning a minor league salary. He played 43 NHL games between in 1991-92 and 110 NHL games between 1991 and 1993 and possibly earned both bonuses depending on the terms of the contract.
Source: The Hockey News
1991-92 $175,000 $332,370 384 $145,000 483%
1992-93 $190,000 $350,238 543 $15,000 9%
Amount includes salary and any signing bonus paid in 1992-93.
Source: The Hockey News / La Presse
1993-94 $700,000 $1,253,371 120 $510,000 268%
1994-95 $457,143 $797,764 136 -$242,857 -35%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $800,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: Guide Hockey 1995-1996
1995-96 $1,000,000 $1,697,467 129 $542,857 119%
Source: La Presse
1996-97 $1,100,000 $1,814,001 150 $100,000 10%
Source: La Presse / Guide Hockey RDS
1997-98 $2,300,000 $3,706,192 65 $1,200,000 109%
Includes base salary, signing bonus and bonuses paid in 1997-98.
Source: The Hockey News
1998-99 $2,600,000 $4,125,612 68 $300,000 13%
Includes base salary, signing bonus, bonuses paid in 1998-99, and deferred income paid in 1998-99.
Source: The Hockey News
1999-00 $3,800,000 $5,900,516 43 $1,200,000 46%
Includes base salary, signing/reporting bonus, and deferred income paid in 1999-2000.
Source: The Hockey News / The Sports Forecaster
2000-01 $3,900,000 $5,858,153 48 $100,000 3%
Source: The Hockey News Ultimate Fantasy Guide 2000-01
2001-02 $4,100,000 $5,989,191 51 $200,000 5%
2002-03 $4,200,000 $6,039,426 58 $100,000 2%
2003-04 $5,000,000 $7,030,333 48 $800,000 19%
2003/07/03 - Detroit - Signed 5-year contract for $30M as unrestricted free agent
Source: Washington Post
2004-05 NHL lockout year: Season cancelled - no NHL salary paid.
2005-06 $3,500,000 $4,635,721 56
Detroit bought out his contract for $4.66M and he then signed with Philadelphia.
Source: Book: My Last Fight - Darren McCarty
2006-07 $3,500,000 $4,490,848 87
Source: NHLPA
2007-08 $3,500,000 $4,366,307 106
Source: NHLPA
2008-09 $3,500,000 $4,204,877 141
Source: NHLPA
Career Earnings: US$43,552,143
(In today's dollars: US$62,651,776)

NHL Rank: 218
(In today's dollars: 142)

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