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NHL Fortune: $25,109,084

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Martin Rucinsky’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$25,109,084 (US$36,600,017 in today's dollars), ranking #519 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Country of birth: Czech Republic
Position: LW
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1991
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 20
  • By: Edmonton Oilers

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
1991-92 $235,710 $447,674 271
Contract in Canadian currency: $270,000.
1992-93 $128,185 $236,291 915 -$107,525 -46%
Contract in Canadian currency: $155,000. Amount includes salary and any signing bonus paid in 1992-93.
Source: The Hockey News / La Presse
1993-94 $127,875 $228,964 628 -$310 0%
Contract in Canadian currency: $165,000.
1994-95 $167,314 $291,982 507 $39,439 31%
Contract in Canadian currency: $400,000. Because of the lockout, his NHL salary was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: Guide Hockey 1995-1996
1995-96 $500,000 $848,733 342 $332,686 199%
Source: La Presse
1996-97 $1,350,000 $2,226,274 127 $850,000 170%
Source: La Presse / Guide Hockey RDS
1997-98 $1,400,000 $2,255,943 151 $50,000 4%
Includes base salary, signing bonus and bonuses paid in 1997-98.
Source: The Hockey News
1998-99 $2,000,000 $3,173,548 101 $600,000 43%
Includes base salary, signing bonus, bonuses paid in 1998-99, and deferred income paid in 1998-99.
Source: The Hockey News
1999-00 $2,400,000 $3,726,642 99 $400,000 20%
Includes base salary, signing/reporting bonus, and deferred income paid in 1999-2000.
Source: The Hockey News / The Sports Forecaster
2000-01 $2,700,000 $4,055,645 82 $300,000 13%
On September 5, signed a 2-year contract with Montreal for $5.7M (2.7 + 3)
Source: The Hockey News Ultimate Fantasy Guide 2000-01 / CKAC
2001-02 $3,000,000 $4,382,335 84 $300,000 11%
2002-03 $1,700,000 $2,444,530 222 -$1,300,000 -43%
2003-04 $1,650,000 $2,320,010 246 -$50,000 -3%
2004-05 NHL lockout year: Season cancelled - no NHL salary paid.
2005-06 $3,000,000 $3,973,475 80
2006-07 $1,750,000 $2,245,424 236 -$1,250,000 -42%
Source: NHLPA
2007-08 $3,000,000 $3,742,548 137 $1,250,000 71%
Source: NHLPA
Career Earnings: US$25,109,084
(In today's dollars: US$36,600,017)

NHL Rank: 519
(In today's dollars: 382)

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