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NHL Fortune: $139,198,863

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Jaromir Jagr’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$139,198,863 (US$191,101,524 in today's dollars), ranking #1 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 $150,000 $296,946 388
One-way contract.
Source: The Hockey News / Canadian Press
1991-92 $225,000 $427,333 285 $75,000 50%
1992-93 $700,000 $1,290,351 82 $475,000 211%
Amount includes salary and any signing bonus paid in 1992-93.
Source: The Hockey News
1993-94 $1,322,000 $2,367,081 32 $622,000 89%
1994-95 $1,600,000 $2,792,174 14 $278,000 21%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $2,800,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: Guide Hockey 1995-1996
1995-96 $3,250,000 $5,516,767 15 $1,650,000 103%
Source: La Presse
1996-97 $4,050,000 $6,678,821 12 $800,000 25%
Source: La Presse / Guide Hockey RDS
1997-98 $5,100,000 $8,218,079 6 $1,050,000 26%
Includes base salary, signing bonus and bonuses paid in 1997-98.
Source: The Hockey News
1998-99 $4,988,491 $7,915,607 16 -$111,509 -2%
Includes base salary, signing bonus, bonuses paid in 1998-99, and deferred income paid in 1998-99.
Source: The Hockey News
1999-00 $10,359,852 $16,086,441 1 $5,371,361 108%
Includes base salary, signing/reporting bonus, and deferred income paid in 1999-2000.
Source: The Hockey News
2000-01 $9,482,708 $14,243,886 3 -$877,144 -8%
Source: The Hockey News Ultimate Fantasy Guide 2000-01
2001-02 $10,033,333 $14,656,474 2 $550,625 6%
Signed a 7-year contract with the Washington Capitals for $77M.
Source: UPI
2002-03 $11,483,333 $16,512,558 1 $1,450,000 14%
2003-04 $11,000,000 $15,466,732 1 -$483,333 -4%
In January 2004, he was traded by the Washington Capitals to the New York Rangers. As per the agreement, Washington was to pay $4.5M of Jagr's salary until and including 2007-08
2004-05 NHL lockout year: Season cancelled - no NHL salary paid.
2005-06 $7,800,000 $10,331,036 1
2006-07 $8,360,000 $10,726,711 1 $560,000 7%
Source: NHLPA
2007-08 $8,360,000 $10,429,235 4
Source: NHLPA
2008-09 $7,000,000 $8,409,754 24 -$1,360,000 -16%
With the Omsk Avangard of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). Signed a 3-year deal (2 years + 1 option year) with Omsk for $7M per year without an opt-out clause to come back in the NHL. According to The Hockey News, he earned $8M.
Source: The Edmonton Journal
2009-10 $7,000,000 $8,439,545 22
With the Omsk Avangard of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).
Source: The Edmonton Journal
2010-11 $7,000,000 $8,303,311 23
With the Omsk Avangard of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).
Source: The Edmonton Journal
2011-12 $3,300,000 $3,794,692 214 -$3,700,000 -53%
Source: NHLPA
2012-13 $2,634,146 $2,967,674 104 -$665,854 -20%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $4,500,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: NHLPA
2013-14 $2,000,000 $2,220,639 362 -$634,146 -24%
Source: NHLPA
2014-15 $3,500,000 $3,824,069 225 $1,500,000 75%
Source: NHLPA
2015-16 $3,500,000 $3,819,551 247
Source: NHLPA
2016-17 $4,000,000 $4,310,820 214 $500,000 14%
Source: NHLPA
2017-18 $1,000,000 $1,055,238 453 -$3,000,000 -75%
Source: SportsNet
Total:
US$139,198,863

In today's dollars:
US$191,101,524
NHL Rank:
1

In today's dollars:
1

Interesting animated bar chart race showing that 36 players and 1 commissioner appeared, in the past 25 years, in the yearly Top Ten NHL/hockey fortunes accumulated. Jaromir Jagr is #1 in total hockey earnings since 2002-03 and will be taken over in 2-3 years by Crosby and Ovechkin. How is your 401k/RSSP doing?

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