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NHL Fortune: $7,113,857

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Michal Pivonka’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US $7,113,857 (US $13,105,709 in today's dollars), ranking #1362 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: January 28, 1966
Country of birth: Czech Republic
Position: C
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1984
  • Round #3
  • Overall Pick: 59
  • By: Washington Capitals

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
1986-87 $200,000 $493,203
Prior to the season, signed a five-year contract with the Washington Capitals for $1M. This is averaged to $200,000 but it was likely front-loaded with a sizeable bonus as his documented salary for 1989-90 and 1990-91 is significantly lower. His first season in the NHL
Source: Washington Post / Book: Breakaway
1987-88 $200,000 $475,797
1988-89 $200,000 $457,128
1989-90 $125,000 $272,546 406
Source: Canadian Press
1990-91 $150,000 $310,309 388 $25,000 20%
One-way contract.
Source: The Hockey News / Canadian Press
1991-92 $250,000 $496,182 237 $100,000 67%
1992-93 $900,000 $1,733,680 43 $650,000 260%
Amount includes salary and any signing bonus paid in 1992-93.
Source: The Hockey News / La Presse
1993-94 $811,000 $1,517,467 92 -$89,000 -10%
1994-95 $477,857 $871,440 134 -$333,143 -41%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $836,250 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: Guide Hockey 1995-1996
1995-96 $800,000 $1,419,084 191 $322,143 67%
Source: La Presse
1996-97 $900,000 $1,550,972 200 $100,000 13%
Source: La Presse / Guide Hockey RDS
1997-98 $1,000,000 $1,683,902 207 $100,000 11%
Includes base salary, signing bonus and bonuses paid in 1997-98.
Source: The Hockey News
1998-99 $1,100,000 $1,823,999 225 $100,000 10%
Includes base salary, signing bonus, bonuses paid in 1998-99, and deferred income paid in 1998-99. Never played again in the NHL, playing another year in the IHL before retiring from pro hockey.
Source: The Hockey News
Career Total: US $7,113,857
(In today's dollars: US $13,105,709)

NHL Rank: 1362
(In today's dollars: 1119)

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