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Hockey Fortune: $979,021


Steve Shutt’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $979,021 (US $3,215,701 in today's dollars), ranking #3570 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Country of birth: Canada
Position: LW
NHL Draft:
Salary History - Steve Shutt
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Earnings
In today's
1972-73 $19,171 $139,680
Amount in Canadian currency: $19,000.
His first season in the NHL. Like all players on the roster, got a CAN$19,000 (CAN$115,000 in today's dollars) bonus for winning the Stanley Cup with the Montreal Canadiens.
Source(s): Book: Robinson for Defense
1977-78 $79,900 $401,675
Amount in Canadian currency: $85,000.
Bases salary, not including bonuses, deferred payments and other extras. (Earned $120,000 according to the Globe and Mail.)
Source(s): The Gazette
1980-81 $136,800 $505,800
Amount in Canadian currency: $160,000.
Source(s): La Presse
1983-84 $202,750 $620,260
Amount in Canadian currency: $250,000.
Source(s): La Presse
1984-85 $250,000 $733,298
Ten games into the season, the Montreal Canadiens traded him to the Los Angeles Kings. His $250,000 per season contract was still valid until the end of 1986-87. As part of the trade, it was agreed that the Kings had to keep him until the end of the contract or send him back to Montreal. After the 1984-85 season, the Kings elected to send him back to Montreal.
Source(s): La Presse / Los Angeles Times
1985-86 $146,400 $414,689
Amount in Canadian currency: $200,000.
On the hook for the last two years of his contract, and stuck with him after the Los Angeles Kings elected to send him back, the Montreal Canadiens agreed to honor his contract even if he was not playing. Never played pro-hockey again.
Source(s): La Presse
1986-87 $144,000 $400,299
Amount in Canadian currency: $200,000.
Source(s): La Presse
Career Total: US $979,021
(In today's dollars: US $3,215,701)

NHL Rank: 3570
(In today's dollars: 2759)