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NHL Fortune: $2,509,299

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Jamie Baker’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$2,509,299 (US$4,249,206 in today's dollars), ranking #2165 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
1989-90 $30,532 $63,705 528
Contract in Canadian currency: $36,133. In his 1st season in pro-hockey, played 1 NHL and 74 AHL games. Assuming that he had the same two-way contract than in 1990-91, he earned a pro-rated salary of $C36,133.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1990-91 $49,278 $97,552 649 $18,745 61%
Contract in Canadian currency: $57,500. Two-way contract: CAN$120,000 in the NHL and CAN$35,000 in the minor leagues. Plus bonus for games played: CAN$5,000 at 60 games and an additional CAN$5,000 at 80 games. Estimated salary earned based on ratio of NHL/minor league games played = CAN$57,500. He played 18 NHL games and did not earn the bonuses.
Source: The Hockey News
1991-92 $93,812 $178,173 561 $44,534 90%
Contract in Canadian currency: $107,459. Played 52 NHL and 9 AHL games. Assuming that he had the same two-way contract than in 1990-91, he earned a pro-rated salary of $C107,459.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1992-93 $132,320 $243,913 877 $38,508 41%
Contract in Canadian currency: $160,000. Amount includes salary and any signing bonus paid in 1992-93.
Source: The Hockey News
1993-94 $210,000 $376,011 540 $77,680 59%
1994-95 $242,857 $423,812 334 $32,857 16%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $425,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: Guide Hockey 1995-1996
1995-96 $425,500 $722,272 405 $182,643 75%
Source: La Presse
1996-97 $475,000 $783,318 467 $49,500 12%
Source: La Presse / Guide Hockey RDS
1997-98 $475,000 $765,409 472
Estimated salary based on documented salary for 1996-97.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1998-99 $375,000 $595,040 641 -$100,000 -21%
Played only 1 NHL game, with a $375,000 per year contract, and then left to play 11 games in Sweden before retiring from pro-hockey. The contractual arrangements are unknown and he likely earned less than $375,000.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
Career Earnings: US$2,509,299
(In today's dollars: US$4,249,206)

NHL Rank: 2165
(In today's dollars: 1920)

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