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NHL Fortune: $5,407,029

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Peter Stastny’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$5,407,029 (US$11,546,824 in today's dollars), ranking #1498 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: September 18, 1956

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
1980-81 $180,000 $564,965
Signed a 6-year contract with the Quebec Nordiques for $180k/season and got a $300k signing bonus. His first season in the NHL.
Source: Book: Les Stastny
1981-82 $180,000 $512,085
Source: Book: Les Stastny
1982-83 $180,000 $482,475
Source: Book: Les Stastny
1983-84 $275,000 $714,172
Renegotiated the salary for the remaining 3 years of his 6-year contract to $275k/season plus multiple performance bonuses.
Source: Book: Les Stastny
1984-85 $275,000 $684,747
Source: Book: Les Stastny
1985-86 $275,000 $661,258
Source: Book: Les Stastny
1986-87 $275,000 $648,951
Minimum salary based on documented compensation for 1985-86 and 1989-90.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1987-88 $275,000 $626,047
Minimum salary based on documented compensation for 1985-86 and 1989-90.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1988-89 $275,000 $601,484
Minimum salary based on documented compensation for 1985-86 and 1989-90.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1989-90 $405,600 $846,273 21
Contract in Canadian currency: $480,000.
Source: Canadian Press
1990-91 $560,000 $1,108,599 21 $154,400 38%
One-way contract.
Source: The Hockey News / Canadian Press
1991-92 $560,000 $1,063,585 60
1992-93 $560,000 $1,032,281 111
Minimum salary based on documented compensation for 1991-92 and 1994-95.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1993-94 $560,000 $1,002,697 180
Minimum salary based on documented compensation for 1991-92 and 1994-95.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1994-95 $571,429 $997,205 99 $11,429 2%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $1,000,000 was prorated for the 48-game season. Retired from pro-hockey after the season.
Career Earnings: US$5,407,029
(In today's dollars: US$11,546,824)

NHL Rank: 1498
(In today's dollars: 1120)

His brothers Anton and Marian played with him, earning significantly less. His son Paul hit the jackpot, playing in a different NHL era!

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