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NHL Fortune: $3,708,996

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Peter Zezel’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$3,708,996 (US$6,460,686 in today's dollars), ranking #1783 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

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All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
1989-90 $200,000 $417,295 180
Source: Canadian Press
1990-91 $145,690 $288,414 417 -$54,310 -27%
Contract in Canadian currency: $170,000. Two-way contract: CAN$170,000 in the NHL and CAN$75,000 in the minor leagues. He played in the NHL only, earning a full NHL salary.
Source: The Hockey News / Canadian Press
1991-92 $349,200 $663,221 129 $203,510 140%
Contract in Canadian currency: $400,000.
1992-93 $339,070 $625,027 238 -$10,130 -3%
Contract in Canadian currency: $410,000. Amount includes salary and any signing bonus paid in 1992-93.
Source: The Hockey News / La Presse
1993-94 $410,750 $735,460 266 $71,680 21%
Contract in Canadian currency: $530,000.
1994-95 $314,286 $548,463 237 -$96,464 -23%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $550,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: Guide Hockey 1995-1996
1995-96 $350,000 $594,113 491 $35,714 11%
Source: La Presse
1996-97 $800,000 $1,319,273 251 $450,000 129%
Source: La Presse / Guide Hockey RDS
1998-99 $800,000 $1,269,419 325
Includes base salary, signing bonus, bonuses paid in 1998-99, and deferred income paid in 1998-99.
Source: The Hockey News
Total:
US$3,708,996

In today's dollars:
US$6,460,686
NHL Rank:
1783

In today's dollars:
1550

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