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NHL Fortune: $869,715


Chris Nilan’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $869,715 (US $2,065,737 in today's dollars), ranking #3635 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: February 9, 1958
Country of birth: USA
Position: RW
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1978
  • Round #19
  • Overall Pick: 231
  • By: Montreal Canadiens

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
In today's
1979-80 $18,415 $74,694
Contract in Canadian currency: $21,563. For his first season playing pro hockey, got a $CAD 7,500 signing bonus and a contract for $CAD 60,000 in the NHL and an unknown salary in the minors. Played 15 NHL and 49 AHL games, earning his $7,500 signing bonus, $14,063 in NHL salary and an unknow amount in the AHL.
Source: Chris Nilan on Spittin' Chiclets podcast
1980-81 $51,300 $183,263
Contract in Canadian currency: $60,000.
Source: Chris Nilan on Spittin' Chiclets podcast
1989-90 $250,000 $593,692 100
Source: Canadian Press
1990-91 $275,000 $619,623 115
One-way contract
Source: The Hockey News / Canadian Press
1991-92 $275,000 $594,464 201
Retired as a player after the season.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
Career Total: US $869,715
(In today's dollars: US $2,065,737)

NHL Rank: 3635
(In today's dollars: 3128)