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NHL Fortune: $575,000

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Claude Boivin’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$575,000 (US$1,037,664 in today's dollars), ranking #3520 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

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Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
1988-89 $0 $0
According to Boivin, after getting drafted 14th overall at the 1988 draft, he signed a 4-year one-way contract with the Philadelphia Flyers and got a $150,000 signing bonus. Unclear if the 4-year one-way contract took effect in 1988-89 before he played two more seasons in junior or in 1990-91 when he started his AHL/NHL career.
Source: Claude Boivin on Drette su'l'tape podcast.
1990-91 $30,000 $58,692 765
Two-way contract: $110,000 in the NHL and $30,000 in the minor leagues. He played in the AHL, earning a minor league salary.
Source: The Hockey News
1992-93 $275,000 $501,194 314
Amount includes salary and any signing bonus paid in 1992-93.
Source: The Hockey News
1993-94 $270,000 $477,779 446 -$5,000 -2%
Total:
US$575,000

In today's dollars:
US$1,037,664
NHL Rank:
3520

In today's dollars:
3200

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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