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NHL Fortune: $7,817,390

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Esa Tikkanen’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$7,817,390 (US$13,663,076 in today's dollars), ranking #1208 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Country of birth: Finland
Position: LW
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1983
  • Round #4
  • Overall Pick: 80
  • By: Edmonton Oilers

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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 $338,000 $705,228 37
Contract in Canadian currency: $400,000.
Source: Canadian Press
1990-91 $342,800 $678,621 62 $4,800 1%
Contract in Canadian currency: $400,000. One-way contract.
Source: The Hockey News / Canadian Press / The Hockey News 1992 Yearbook
1991-92 $873,000 $1,658,053 18 $530,200 155%
Contract in Canadian currency: $1,000,000.
1992-93 $744,300 $1,372,011 74 -$128,700 -15%
Contract in Canadian currency: $900,000. Amount includes salary and any signing bonus paid in 1992-93.
Source: The Hockey News / La Presse
1993-94 $979,209 $1,753,303 65 $234,909 32%
1994-95 $627,781 $1,095,546 95 -$351,428 -36%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $1,098,617 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: Guide Hockey 1995-1996
1995-96 $906,000 $1,537,905 156 $278,219 44%
Source: La Presse
1996-97 $806,300 $1,329,662 248 -$99,700 -11%
Contract in Canadian currency: $1,100,000.
Source: La Presse / Guide Hockey RDS
1997-98 $1,700,000 $2,739,360 108 $893,700 111%
Includes base salary, signing bonus and bonuses paid in 1997-98.
Source: The Hockey News
1998-99 $500,000 $793,387 502 -$1,200,000 -71%
Includes base salary, signing bonus, bonuses paid in 1998-99, and deferred income paid in 1998-99.
Source: The Hockey News
Career Earnings: US$7,817,390
(In today's dollars: US$13,663,076)

NHL Rank: 1208
(In today's dollars: 1002)

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