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NHL Fortune: $44,140,833

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Theoren Fleury’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $44,140,833 (US $78,052,251 in today's dollars), ranking #263 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: June 29, 1968
Country of birth: Canada
Position: RW
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1987
  • Round #8
  • Overall Pick: 166
  • By: Calgary Flames

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
1987-88 $49,010 $126,989
Contract in Canadian currency: $65,000. At the end of his 1987-88 junior year, signed a three-year contract with the Calgary Flames for $CDN 350,000 overall in salary, bonuses for games played, plus a signing bonus of $CDN 65,000. Earned his signing bonus plus and unknown salary to play the last two games of the season of the Flames' IHL affiliate.
Source: Book: Playing with Fire
1988-89 $89,430 $222,630
Contract in Canadian currency: $110,000. Earned his $90,000 salary plus $20,000 in bonus for games played.
Source: Book: Playing with Fire
1989-90 $105,625 $250,835 472
Contract in Canadian currency: $125,000.
Source: Book: Playing with Fire; Canadian Press
1990-91 $107,125 $241,371 522
Contract in Canadian currency: $125,000. Earned CAN $290,000 according to the Hockey News.
Source: Book: Playing with Fire
1991-92 $283,725 $613,324 194
Contract in Canadian currency: $325,000. Signed a four-year contract with the Calgary Flames for an average of CAN $325,000 per year. Was allowed to renegotiate after 2 seasons. (Earned CDN $251,000 according to the book The Last Good Year)
Source: Book: Playing with Fire
1992-93 $268,775 $563,906 356
Contract in Canadian currency: $325,000. According to The Hockey News, he made CAN$1,045,000
Source: Book: Playing with Fire
1993-94 $2,480,000 $5,054,077 6
Renegotiated a five-year contract for $US 12.4M overall.
Source: Book: Playing with Fire
1994-95 $1,417,143 $2,814,781 21
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $2,480,000 was prorated for the 48-game season. Became a minority partner of the Calgary Hitmen, of the WHL, by investing CAN$125k in the new team. The team was sold to the Calgary Flames in 1997.
Source: Book: Playing with Fire
1995-96 $2,480,000 $4,791,390 33
Made $2.3M according to La Presse
Source: Book: Playing with Fire
1996-97 $2,480,000 $4,654,842 44
Made $2,375,000 according to La Presse and Guide Hockey RDS
Source: Book: Playing with Fire
1997-98 $2,480,000 $4,548,418 61
Source: Book: Playing with Fire (Made $2,375,000 according to The Hockey News)
1998-99 $2,400,000 $4,334,458 86
Includes base salary, signing bonus, bonuses paid in 1998-99, and deferred income paid in 1998-99.
Source: The Hockey News
1999-00 $8,500,000 $15,022,212 4
Includes base salary, signing/reporting bonus, and deferred income paid in 1999-2000.
Source: The Hockey News / The Sports Forecaster
2000-01 $6,000,000 $10,257,840 19
Includes base salary, bonuses paid in 2000-01, and deferred income paid in 2000-01.
Source: The Hockey News / The Hockey News Ultimate Fantasy Guide 2000-01
2001-02 $6,500,000 $10,807,025 22
2002-03 $4,000,000 $6,546,587 61
Does not include signing bonuses, performance bonuses and deferred payments.
Source: La Presse
2003-04 $4,500,000 $7,201,566 56
2004-05 NHL lockout year: Season cancelled - no NHL salary paid.
Career Total: US $44,140,833
(In today's dollars: US $78,052,251)

NHL Rank: 263
(In today's dollars: 139)

 

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