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NHL Fortune: $5,876,429

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Craig Billington’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$5,876,429 (US$9,268,162 in today's dollars), ranking #1417 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

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All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
1990-91 $55,000 $108,880 625
Two-way contract: $150,000 in the NHL and $55,000 in the minor leagues. Plus bonus for games played: $10,000 at 60 games. He played for the Canadian National Team, likely earning the minor league salary of his contract. He played 68 NHL games between 1991 and 1993 and possibly earned the bonus depending on the terms of the contract.
Source: The Hockey News
1991-92 $150,000 $284,889 470 $95,000 173%
1992-93 $225,000 $414,756 431 $75,000 50%
Amount includes salary and any signing bonus paid in 1992-93.
Source: The Hockey News
1993-94 $232,500 $416,298 498 $7,500 3%
Contract in Canadian currency: $300,000.
1994-95 $171,429 $299,161 477 -$61,071 -26%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $300,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: Guide Hockey 1995-1996
1995-96 $400,000 $678,987 435 $228,571 133%
Source: La Presse
1996-97 $300,000 $494,727 794 -$100,000 -25%
Source: La Presse / Guide Hockey RDS
1997-98 $360,000 $580,100 594 $60,000 20%
Includes base salary, signing bonus and bonuses paid in 1997-98.
Source: The Hockey News
1998-99 $650,000 $1,031,403 417 $290,000 81%
Includes base salary, signing bonus, bonuses paid in 1998-99, and deferred income paid in 1998-99.
Source: The Hockey News
1999-00 $850,000 $1,319,852 323 $200,000 31%
Includes base salary, signing/reporting bonus, and deferred income paid in 1999-2000.
Source: The Hockey News
2000-01 $787,500 $1,182,896 414 -$62,500 -7%
Source: The Hockey News Ultimate Fantasy Guide 2000-01
2001-02 $827,000 $1,208,064 432 $39,500 5%
2002-03 $868,000 $1,248,148 437 $41,000 5%
Total:
US$5,876,429

In today's dollars:
US$9,268,162
NHL Rank:
1417

In today's dollars:
1275

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