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NHL Fortune: $3,096,032

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Kelly Chase’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$3,096,032 (US$5,206,942 in today's dollars), ranking #1924 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$)
+/-
(%)
1989-90 $85,000 $177,350 510
Source: Canadian Press
1990-91 $43,175 $85,471 679 ($41,825) -49%
Two-way contract: $140,000 in the NHL and $40,000 in the minor leagues. Plus bonus for games played: $10,000 at 80 games and an additional $10,000 at 140 games. Estimated salary earned based on ratio of NHL/minor league games played = $43,175. He played 97 NHL games between 1990 and 1993 and 165 NHL games between 1990 and 1994 and possibly earned both bonuses depending on the terms of the contract.
Source: The Hockey News
1991-92 $160,000 $303,881 432 $116,825 271%
1992-93 $160,000 $294,937 685
Amount includes salary and any signing bonus paid in 1992-93.
Source: The Hockey News
1993-94 $285,000 $510,301 422 $125,000 78%
1994-95 $162,857 $284,203 515 ($122,143) -43%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $285,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
1995-96 $375,000 $636,550 468 $212,143 130%
Source: La Presse
1996-97 $400,000 $659,637 570 $25,000 7%
Source: La Presse / Guide Hockey RDS
1997-98 $425,000 $684,840 511 $25,000 6%
Includes base salary, signing bonus and bonuses paid in 1997-98.
Source: The Hockey News
1998-99 $500,000 $793,387 502 $75,000 18%
Includes base salary, signing bonus, bonuses paid in 1998-99, and deferred income paid in 1998-99.
Source: The Hockey News
1999-00 $500,000 $776,384 524
Includes base salary, signing/reporting bonus, and deferred income paid in 1999-2000.
Source: The Hockey News
Total:
US$3,096,032

In today's dollars:
US$5,206,942
NHL Rank:
1924

In today's dollars:
1731

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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