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Hockey Fortune: $929,000


Ivan Hlinka’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $929,000 (US $2,132,818 in today's dollars), ranking #3656 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: January 26, 1950
Country of birth: Czech Republic
Position: C
Salary History - Ivan Hlinka
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Earnings
In today's
1981-82 $166,800 $558,996
Amount in Canadian currency: $200,000.
On June 6, 1981, signed a three-year contract with the Vancouver Canucks for $200,000 per season. This was his first season in the NHL.
Source(s): The Sporting News
1982-83 $162,200 $512,149
Amount in Canadian currency: $200,000.
Never played in the NHL again after, playing 3 more seasons in Europe before retiring as a player.
Source(s): The Sporting News
2000-01 $600,000 $1,061,672 507
As coach of the Pittsbugh Penguins with a 3-year contract for $600k per year.
Source(s): The Hockey News
2001-02 $0 $0 767
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(s): The Hockey News / AP / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Career Total: US $929,000
(In today's dollars: US $2,132,818)

NHL Rank: 3656
(In today's dollars: 3302)