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NHL Fortune: $14,815,610

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Scott Thornton’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$14,815,610 (US$21,584,223 in today's dollars), ranking #803 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Country of birth: Canada
Position: LW
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1989
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 3
  • By: Toronto Maple Leafs

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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 $103,258 $204,414 530
Contract in Canadian currency: $120,488. Two-way contract: CAN$140,000 in the NHL and CAN$40,000 in the minor leagues. Estimated salary earned based on ratio of NHL/minor league games played = $120,488.
Source: The Hockey News / Canadian Press
1991-92 $144,045 $273,579 497 $40,787 39%
Contract in Canadian currency: $165,000.
1992-93 $186,075 $343,003 560 $42,030 29%
Contract in Canadian currency: $225,000. Amount includes salary and any signing bonus paid in 1992-93.
Source: The Hockey News / La Presse
1993-94 $174,375 $312,224 591 -$11,700 -6%
Contract in Canadian currency: $225,000.
1994-95 $242,857 $423,812 334 $68,482 39%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $425,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: Guide Hockey 1995-1996
1995-96 $450,000 $763,860 376 $207,143 85%
Source: La Presse
1996-97 $500,000 $824,546 438 $50,000 11%
Source: La Presse / Guide Hockey RDS
1997-98 $680,000 $1,095,744 348 $180,000 36%
Includes base salary, signing bonus and bonuses paid in 1997-98.
Source: The Hockey News
1998-99 $800,000 $1,269,419 325 $120,000 18%
Includes base salary, signing bonus, bonuses paid in 1998-99, and deferred income paid in 1998-99.
Source: The Hockey News
1999-00 $950,000 $1,475,129 299 $150,000 19%
Includes base salary, signing/reporting bonus, and deferred income paid in 1999-2000.
Source: The Hockey News / The Sports Forecaster
2000-01 $1,600,000 $2,403,345 188 $650,000 68%
2001-02 $1,425,000 $2,081,609 247 -$175,000 -11%
2002-03 $1,425,000 $2,049,091 277
2003-04 $1,425,000 $2,003,645 292
2004-05 NHL lockout year: Season cancelled - no NHL salary paid.
2005-06 $1,710,000 $2,264,881 188
2006-07 $1,500,000 $1,924,649 273 -$210,000 -12%
Source: NHLPA
2007-08 $1,500,000 $1,871,274 277
Source: NHLPA
Career Earnings: US$14,815,610
(In today's dollars: US$21,584,223)

NHL Rank: 803
(In today's dollars: 725)

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