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NHL Fortune: $8,572,523

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Stephane Matteau’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$8,572,523 (US$13,675,710 in today's dollars), ranking #1151 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 $89,985 $178,138 549
Contract in Canadian currency: $105,000. Two-way contract: CAN$105,000 in the NHL and CAN$27,000 in the minor leagues. He played in the NHL only, earning a full NHL salary.
Source: The Hockey News / Canadian Press
1991-92 $100,395 $190,676 554 $10,410 12%
Contract in Canadian currency: $115,000.
1992-93 $450,000 $829,511 145 $349,605 348%
Amount includes salary and any signing bonus paid in 1992-93.
Source: The Hockey News / La Presse
1993-94 $425,000 $760,975 255 -$25,000 -6%
1994-95 $257,143 $448,742 307 -$167,857 -39%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $450,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: Guide Hockey 1995-1996
1995-96 $575,000 $976,043 304 $317,857 124%
Source: La Presse
1996-97 $650,000 $1,071,909 343 $75,000 13%
Source: La Presse / Guide Hockey RDS
1997-98 $725,000 $1,168,256 326 $75,000 12%
Includes base salary, signing bonus and bonuses paid in 1997-98.
Source: The Hockey News
1998-99 $1,400,000 $2,221,483 180 $675,000 93%
Includes base salary, signing bonus, bonuses paid in 1998-99, and deferred income paid in 1998-99.
Source: The Hockey News
1999-00 $1,100,000 $1,708,044 241 -$300,000 -21%
Includes base salary, signing/reporting bonus, and deferred income paid in 1999-2000.
Source: The Hockey News / The Sports Forecaster
2000-01 $1,100,000 $1,652,300 258
2001-02 $1,100,000 $1,606,856 302
2002-03 $600,000 $862,775 552 -$500,000 -45%
Total:
US$8,572,523

In today's dollars:
US$13,675,710
NHL Rank:
1151

In today's dollars:
1001

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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