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NHL Fortune: $77,103,116

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Peter Forsberg’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$77,103,116 (US$113,849,560 in today's dollars), ranking #52 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$)
+/-
(%)
1994-95 $1,181,657 $2,062,120 31
Contract in Canadian currency: $2,825,000. Because of the lockout, his NHL salary was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: Guide Hockey 1995-1996
1995-96 $1,547,959 $2,627,608 79 $366,301 31%
Contract in Canadian currency: $2,123,400.
Source: La Presse
1996-97 $2,873,500 $4,738,664 28 $1,325,541 86%
Source: Guide Hockey RDS (Made CAN$2,075,000 according to La Presse)
1997-98 $4,000,000 $6,445,552 13 $1,126,500 39%
Includes base salary, signing bonus and bonuses paid in 1997-98.
Source: The Hockey News
1998-99 $6,000,000 $9,520,643 7 $2,000,000 50%
Includes base salary, signing bonus, bonuses paid in 1998-99, and deferred income paid in 1998-99.
Source: The Hockey News
1999-00 $9,000,000 $13,974,907 3 $3,000,000 50%
Includes base salary, signing/reporting bonus, and deferred income paid in 1999-2000.
Source: The Hockey News / La Presse
2000-01 $10,000,000 $15,020,906 1 $1,000,000 11%
Source: La Presse / The Hockey News Ultimate Fantasy Guide 2000-01
2001-02 $10,500,000 $15,338,171 1 $500,000 5%
Source: La Presse
2002-03 $9,500,000 $13,660,607 9 -$1,000,000 -10%
2003-04 $11,000,000 $15,466,732 1 $1,500,000 16%
Source: Canadian Press
2004-05 NHL lockout year: Season cancelled - no NHL salary paid.
2005-06 $5,750,000 $7,615,828 19
2006-07 $5,750,000 $7,377,821 25
Source: NHLPA
Total:
US$77,103,116

In today's dollars:
US$113,849,560
NHL Rank:
52

In today's dollars:
19

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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