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NHL Fortune: $9,847,373

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Bernie Nicholls’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $9,847,373 (US $19,279,562 in today's dollars), ranking #1190 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: June 24, 1961
Country of birth: Canada
Position: C
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1980
  • Round #4
  • Overall Pick: 73
  • By: Los Angeles Kings

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
1980-81 $40,000 $142,895
Got a $40,000 signing bonus from the Los Angeles Kings after being drafted 73rd overall in the NHL draft in 1980. Played the whole season in the Ontario Hockey League, a junior league.
Source: Phil Bourque on the Pro Hockey Alumni podcast
1989-90 $400,000 $949,907 23
Plus $300,000 in deferred payment.
Source: Canadian Press
1990-91 $400,000 $901,270 39
One-way contract (Made $545,000 according to the Canadian Press)
Source: The Hockey News
1991-92 $611,100 $1,321,006 49
Contract in Canadian currency: $700,000.
1992-93 $517,702 $1,086,171 125
Contract in Canadian currency: $626,000. Amount includes salary and any signing bonus paid in 1992-93.
Source: The Hockey News
1993-94 $700,000 $1,426,554 120
1994-95 $628,571 $1,248,492 87
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $1,100,000 was prorated for the 48-game season. Prior to the season, signed a two-year contract with the Chicago Blackhawks for $2.2M.
Source: Guide Hockey 1995-1996 / Book: Finding Murph
1995-96 $1,200,000 $2,318,414 112
Source: La Presse
1996-97 $2,250,000 $4,223,143 56
Source: La Presse / Guide Hockey RDS
1997-98 $2,250,000 $4,126,589 72
Includes base salary, signing bonus and bonuses paid in 1997-98.
Source: The Hockey News
1998-99 $850,000 $1,535,121 308
Includes base salary, signing bonus, bonuses paid in 1998-99, and deferred income paid in 1998-99.
Source: The Hockey News
Career Total: US $9,847,373
(In today's dollars: US $19,279,562)

NHL Rank: 1190
(In today's dollars: 949)