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NHL Fortune: $7,189,126

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Joel Otto’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $7,189,126 (US $14,072,941 in today's dollars), ranking #1420 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
1984-85 $7,720 $21,879
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 $110,184
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 $593,692 100
Source: Canadian Press
1990-91 $300,000 $675,953 82
One-way contract.
Source: The Hockey News / Canadian Press
1991-92 $305,550 $660,503 162
Contract in Canadian currency: $350,000.
1992-93 $645,060 $1,353,376 93
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 $868,670 253
Contract in Canadian currency: $550,000.
1994-95 $314,286 $624,246 242
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 $2,318,414 112
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 $2,627,734 123
Source: La Presse / Guide Hockey RDS
1997-98 $2,300,000 $4,218,291 65
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 $14,072,941)

NHL Rank: 1420
(In today's dollars: 1188)

 

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