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NHL Fortune: $3,376,397

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James Black’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US $3,376,397 (US $5,672,217 in today's dollars), ranking #1994 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: August 15, 1969
Country of birth: Canada
Position: LW
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1989
  • Round #5
  • Overall Pick: 94
  • By: Hartford Whalers

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
1990-91 $28,163 $58,262 800
Two-way contract: $120,000 in the NHL and $27,000 in the minor leagues. Played 1 NHL and 79 AHL games, earning $28,163.
Source: The Hockey News
1991-92 $63,234 $125,502 589 $35,071 125%
Played 30 NHL and 47 AHL games. Assuming that he had the same contract as in 1990-91, he earned $63,234.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1992-93 $210,000 $404,525 475 $146,766 232%
Amount includes salary and any signing bonus paid in 1992-93. Played 10 NHL and 63 AHL games and likely still had a two-way contract, earning significantly less than $210,000.
Source: The Hockey News / La Presse
1993-94 $125,000 $233,888 638 -$85,000 -40%
1996-97 $450,000 $775,486 490
Source: La Presse / Guide Hockey RDS
1997-98 $550,000 $926,146 421 $100,000 22%
Includes base salary, signing bonus and bonuses paid in 1997-98.
Source: The Hockey News
1998-99 $600,000 $994,908 446 $50,000 9%
1999-00 $650,000 $1,054,718 462 $50,000 8%
Includes base salary, signing/reporting bonus, and deferred income paid in 1999-2000. (Earned $660,000 according to The Hockey News 1999-2000 Ultimate Pool Guide)
Source: The Hockey News / The Sports Forecaster
2000-01 $700,000 $1,098,780 449 $50,000 8%
Includes base salary, bonuses paid in 2000-01, and deferred income paid in 2000-01. Never played in the NHL again after the season, playing in the AHL and Europe until the end of 2004-05.
Source: The Hockey News
Career Total: US $3,376,397
(In today's dollars: US $5,672,217)

NHL Rank: 1994
(In today's dollars: 1806)

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