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NHL Fortune: $23,861,516

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Luke Richardson’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$23,861,516 (US$35,982,915 in today's dollars), ranking #543 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 $97,175 $202,753 494
Contract in Canadian currency: $115,000.
Source: Canadian Press
1990-91 $149,975 $296,897 409 $52,800 54%
Contract in Canadian currency: $175,000. One-way contract.
Source: The Hockey News / Canadian Press
1991-92 $165,870 $315,030 417 $15,895 11%
Contract in Canadian currency: $190,000.
1992-93 $157,130 $289,647 717 -$8,740 -5%
Contract in Canadian currency: $190,000. Amount includes salary and any signing bonus paid in 1992-93.
Source: The Hockey News
1993-94 $465,000 $832,597 222 $307,870 196%
Contract in Canadian currency: $600,000.
1994-95 $324,171 $565,714 232 -$140,829 -30%
Contract in Canadian currency: $775,000. Because of the lockout, his NHL salary was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: Guide Hockey 1995-1996
1995-96 $645,165 $1,095,146 269 $320,994 99%
Contract in Canadian currency: $885,000.
Source: La Presse
1996-97 $667,030 $1,099,993 339 $21,865 3%
Contract in Canadian currency: $910,000.
Source: La Presse / Guide Hockey RDS
1997-98 $2,500,000 $4,028,470 52 $1,832,970 275%
Includes base salary, signing bonus and bonuses paid in 1997-98.
Source: The Hockey News
1998-99 $2,500,000 $3,966,935 73
Includes base salary, signing bonus, bonuses paid in 1998-99, and deferred income paid in 1998-99.
Source: The Hockey News
1999-00 $2,500,000 $3,881,919 83
Includes base salary, signing/reporting bonus, and deferred income paid in 1999-2000.
Source: The Hockey News
2000-01 $2,500,000 $3,755,226 87
2001-02 $2,600,000 $3,798,023 114 $100,000 4%
2002-03 $2,750,000 $3,954,386 126 $150,000 6%
2003-04 $2,750,000 $3,866,683 145
2004-05 NHL lockout year: Season cancelled - no NHL salary paid.
2005-06 $2,090,000 $2,768,188 145
2006-07 $500,000 $641,550 605 -$1,590,000 -76%
Source: NHLPA
2007-08 $500,000 $623,758 648
Source: NHLPA
Total:
US$23,861,516

In today's dollars:
US$35,982,915
NHL Rank:
543

In today's dollars:
390

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