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NHL Fortune: $2,271,429

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Phil Bourque’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$2,271,429 (US$4,091,059 in today's dollars), ranking #2124 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$)
+/-
(%)
1982-83 $5,000 $13,249
After his junior career, as an undrafted player, signed a 3-year, two-way, contract with the Pittsbught Penguins and got a $5,000 signing bonus.
Source: Phil Bourque on the Pro Hockey Alumni podcast
1989-90 $150,000 $309,315 305
Source: Canadian Press
1990-91 $160,000 $313,022 357 $10,000 7%
One-way contract
Source: The Hockey News / Canadian Press
1991-92 $160,000 $300,382 432
1992-93 $600,000 $1,093,514 94 $440,000 275%
Amount includes salary and any signing bonus paid in 1992-93.
Source: The Hockey News
1993-94 $450,000 $796,298 229 -$150,000 -25%
1994-95 $271,429 $468,315 298 -$178,571 -40%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $475,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: Guide Hockey 1995-1996
1995-96 $475,000 $796,965 364 $203,571 75%
Source: La Presse
Total:
US$2,271,429

In today's dollars:
US$4,091,059
NHL Rank:
2124

In today's dollars:
1865

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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