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NHL Fortune: $600,000


Ivan Hlinka’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$600,000 (US$941,812 in today's dollars), ranking #3828 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
In today's
2000-01 $600,000 $941,812 504
As coach of the Pittsbugh Penguins with a 3-year contract for $600k per year.
Source: The Hockey News
2001-02 $0 $0 759 -$600,000 -100%
As coach of the Pittsbugh Penguins. Was fired after 6 games. The team refused to pay him for the rest of his contract, until the end of the 2002-03 season, claiming that he had breached his contract by failing to improve his ability to speak English. Hlinka sued the team over the unpaid salary and ended settling with the team for an undisclosed amount.
Source: The Hockey News / AP / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Career Total: US$600,000
(In today's dollars: US$941,812)

NHL Rank: 3828
(In today's dollars: 3700)

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