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Hockey Fortune: $34,320,933

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Raymond Bourque’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $34,320,933 (US $68,873,389 in today's dollars), ranking #447 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: December 28, 1960
Country of birth: Canada
Position: D
NHL Draft:
Salary History - Raymond Bourque
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Earnings
(US$)
In today's
US$
Rank
1979-80 $151,500 $632,259
As a rookie drafted in the first round, 8th overall, signed a three-year contract with the Boston Bruins for $50,000 per season plus a signing bonus of $100,000. Also received $1,500 from the NHL for winning the Calder trophy. (According to The Sporting News, it was a three-year contract worth $320,000.)
Source(s): La Presse / The Hockey News 1981 Yearbook
1980-81 $50,000 $183,776
Source(s): La Presse
1981-82 $50,000 $166,575
Source(s): La Presse
1982-83 $200,000 $627,772
Source(s): La Presse / The Sporting News
1983-84 $200,000 $608,233
Estimated based on documented 1982-83 salary.
Source(s): HockeyZonePlus
1984-85 $200,000 $583,173
Estimated based on documented 1982-83 salary.
Source(s): HockeyZonePlus
1985-86 $500,000 $1,407,920
Signed a five-year contract with the Boston Bruins for $2.5M. (It was a six-year contract at $450,000 per year, according to The Sporting News. Earned $435,000 according to the book Brian McFarlane's History of Hockey.)
Source(s): La Presse / Sports Illustrated
1986-87 $500,000 $1,381,717
Source(s): La Presse / Sports Illustrated
1987-88 $500,000 $1,332,952
(Earned $450,000 according to another edition of The Sporing News.)
Source(s): La Presse / Sports Illustrated / The Sporting News
1988-89 $500,000 $1,280,653
(Earned $380,000 according to another edition of La Presse.)
Source(s): La Presse / Sports Illustrated
1989-90 $500,000 $1,221,667 13
Source(s): Canadian Press / La Presse / Sports Illustrated
1990-91 $1,100,000 $2,550,054 6
One-way contract
Source(s): The Hockey News
1991-92 $1,196,000 $2,660,022 8
1992-93 $1,197,000 $2,583,889 18
Amount includes salary and any signing bonus paid in 1992-93.
Source(s): The Hockey News / La Presse
1993-94 $2,250,000 $4,717,742 9
Was awarded $2.25M per season for 2 years in arbitration. He was season $4M and $4.5M while the Bruins were offering $1.85M.
Source(s): Book: Made in America - Chris Chelios
1994-95 $1,285,714 $2,627,465 23
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $2,250,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
(According to the Guide Hockey 1995-1996, his contract was for $2.5M.)
Source(s): Guide Hockey 1995-1996
1995-96 $2,502,400 $4,974,255 31
Source(s): La Presse
1996-97 $2,501,600 $4,830,951 41
One-way contract.
Source(s): The Gazette / La Presse / Guide Hockey RDS
1997-98 $3,436,719 $6,485,062 24
Includes base salary, signing bonus and bonuses paid in 1997-98.
Source(s): The Hockey News
1998-99 $4,000,000 $7,432,673 27
Includes base salary, signing bonus, bonuses paid in 1998-99, and deferred income paid in 1998-99.
Source(s): The Hockey News
1999-00 $6,000,000 $10,910,073 13
Includes base salary, signing/reporting bonus, and deferred income paid in 1999-2000.
Source(s): The Hockey News / The Sports Forecaster
2000-01 $5,500,000 $9,674,506 22
On June 4, 2000, signed a 1-year contract with Colorado for $5.5M (+1 year option at $6M). Includes base salary, bonuses paid in 2000-01, and deferred income paid in 2000-01. Retired from pro hockey after the season.
Source(s): The Hockey News / Book: Wayne Gretzky's Ghost
Career Total: US $34,320,933
(In today's dollars: US $68,873,389)

NHL Rank: 447
(In today's dollars: 212)