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NHL Fortune: $1,379,375

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Vladimir Ruzicka’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$1,379,375 (US$2,593,518 in today's dollars), ranking #2631 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

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Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
1984-85 $0 $0
After being drafted 73rd overall in the NHL in 1982, had a four-year plus one option year agreement with the Toronto Maple Leafs for CAN$125,000, CAN$135,000, CAN$145,000, CAN$155,500 and CAN$155,000 plus a CAN$100,000 signing bonus. It is unclear if he signed the agreement and got the signing bonus but, barred from leaving Czechoslovakia by the Communist authorities, he did not join the NHL, with the Edmonton Oilers, until 1989.
Source: Copy of agreement
1989-90 $215,000 $443,351 152
Estimated salary based on documented 1990-91 salary. His first season in the NHL
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1990-91 $215,000 $420,624 217
One-way contract.
Source: The Hockey News / Canadian Press
1991-92 $305,000 $572,603 164 $90,000 42%
1992-93 $315,000 $574,095 264 $10,000 3%
Amount includes salary and any signing bonus paid in 1992-93.
Source: The Hockey News
1993-94 $329,375 $582,846 349 $14,375 5%
Contract in Canadian currency: $425,000. His last season in the NHL. He played the following 5 years in Czechoslovakia.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
Total:
US$1,379,375

In today's dollars:
US$2,593,518
NHL Rank:
2631

In today's dollars:
2279

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