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NHL Fortune: $7,189,126

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Joel Otto’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US $7,189,126 (US $12,920,910 in today's dollars), ranking #1351 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: October 29 1961
Country of birth: USA
Position: C

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
1984-85 $7,720 $20,088
Contract in Canadian currency: $10,000. As a rookie, signed a one-year plus one year option contract with the Calgary Flames for an undisclosed salary plus a $10,000 signing bonus. Had a side agreement that the option year would not be signed, making this essentially a one-year contract.
Source: Book: Burke's Law - A Life in Hockey
1985-86 $40,260 $101,165
Contract in Canadian currency: $55,000. Got a $55,000 signing bonus.
Source: Book: Burke's Law - A Life in Hockey
1989-90 $250,000 $545,092 100
Source: Canadian Press
1990-91 $300,000 $620,618 82 $50,000 20%
One-way contract.
Source: The Hockey News / Canadian Press
1991-92 $305,550 $606,433 162 $5,550 2%
Contract in Canadian currency: $350,000.
1992-93 $645,060 $1,242,586 93 $339,510 111%
Contract in Canadian currency: $780,000. Amount includes salary and any signing bonus paid in 1992-93.
Source: The Hockey News
1993-94 $426,250 $797,559 254 -$218,810 -34%
Contract in Canadian currency: $550,000.
1994-95 $314,286 $573,144 242 -$111,964 -26%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $550,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: Guide Hockey 1995-1996
1995-96 $1,200,000 $2,128,626 112 $885,714 282%
Prior to the season, as a free agent, signed a three-year contract with the Philadelphia Flyers for $5.4M.
Source: La Presse
1996-97 $1,400,000 $2,412,624 123 $200,000 17%
Source: La Presse / Guide Hockey RDS
1997-98 $2,300,000 $3,872,975 65 $900,000 64%
Includes base salary, signing bonus and bonuses paid in 1997-98.
Source: The Hockey News
Career Total: US $7,189,126
(In today's dollars: US $12,920,910)

NHL Rank: 1351
(In today's dollars: 1131)

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