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Hockey Fortune: $10,247,373

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Bernie Nicholls’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $10,247,373 (US $20,881,649 in today's dollars), ranking #1220 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: 24-Jun-61
Country of birth: Canada
Position: C
NHL Draft:
Salary History - Bernie Nicholls
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Earnings
(US$)
In today's
US$
Rank
1980-81 $40,000 $147,021
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(s): Phil Bourque on the Pro Hockey Alumni podcast
1987-88 $200,000 $533,181
Source(s): The Sporting News
1988-89 $200,000 $512,261
Source(s): The Sporting News
1989-90 $400,000 $977,333 27
Plus $300,000 in deferred payment. (According to The Sporting News, he signed a new contract for around $700,000 per season.)
Source(s): Canadian Press
1990-91 $400,000 $927,292 41
One-way contract (Made $545,000 according to the Canadian Press)
Source(s): The Hockey News
1991-92 $611,100 $1,359,147 49
Amount in Canadian currency: $700,000 .
1992-93 $517,702 $1,117,531 125
Amount in Canadian currency: $626,000 .
Amount includes salary and any signing bonus paid in 1992-93.
Source(s): The Hockey News
1993-94 $700,000 $1,467,742 120
1994-95 $628,571 $1,284,538 91
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(s): Guide Hockey 1995-1996 / Book: Finding Murph
1995-96 $1,200,000 $2,385,352 111
Source(s): La Presse
1996-97 $2,250,000 $4,345,075 56
Source(s): La Presse / Guide Hockey RDS
1997-98 $2,250,000 $4,245,733 73
Includes base salary, signing bonus and bonuses paid in 1997-98.
Source(s): The Hockey News
1998-99 $850,000 $1,579,443 308
Includes base salary, signing bonus, bonuses paid in 1998-99, and deferred income paid in 1998-99.
Source(s): The Hockey News
Career Total: US $10,247,373
(In today's dollars: US $20,881,649 )

NHL Rank: 1220
(In today's dollars: 967)