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NHL Fortune: $34,219,433

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Raymond Bourque’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $34,219,433 (US $66,528,953 in today's dollars), ranking #410 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: December 28, 1960
Country of birth: Canada
Position: D
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1979
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 8
  • By: Boston Bruins

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
1979-80 $50,000 $202,811
As a rookie drafted in the first round, 8th overall, signed a 3-year contract with the Boston Bruins for $50,000 per season. Also received $1,500 ($5,200 in today's dollars) from the NHL for winning the Calder trophy.
Source: La Presse / The Hockey News 1981 Yearbook
1980-81 $50,000 $178,619
Source: La Presse
1981-82 $50,000 $161,901
Source: La Presse
1982-83 $200,000 $610,155
Source: La Presse
1983-84 $200,000 $591,165
Estimated based on documented 1982-83 salary.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1984-85 $200,000 $566,808
Estimated based on documented 1982-83 salary.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1985-86 $500,000 $1,368,411
Signed a 5-year deal with the Boston Bruins for $2.5M. (Earned $435,000 according to the book Brian McFarlane's History of Hockey.)
Source: La Presse / Sports Illustrated
1986-87 $500,000 $1,342,943
Source: La Presse / Sports Illustrated
1987-88 $500,000 $1,295,547
Source: La Presse / Sports Illustrated
1988-89 $500,000 $1,244,715
Source: La Presse / Sports Illustrated
1989-90 $500,000 $1,187,384 10
Source: Canadian Press / La Presse / Sports Illustrated
1990-91 $1,100,000 $2,478,494 6
One-way contract
Source: The Hockey News
1991-92 $1,196,000 $2,585,376 8
1992-93 $1,197,000 $2,511,380 18
Amount includes salary and any signing bonus paid in 1992-93.
Source: The Hockey News / La Presse
1993-94 $2,250,000 $4,585,352 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: Book: Made in America - Chris Chelios
1994-95 $1,285,714 $2,553,733 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: Guide Hockey 1995-1996
1995-96 $2,502,400 $4,834,667 31
Source: La Presse
1996-97 $2,501,600 $4,695,384 41
Source: La Presse / Guide Hockey RDS
1997-98 $3,436,719 $6,303,078 23
Includes base salary, signing bonus and bonuses paid in 1997-98.
Source: The Hockey News
1998-99 $4,000,000 $7,224,097 27
Includes base salary, signing bonus, bonuses paid in 1998-99, and deferred income paid in 1998-99.
Source: The Hockey News
1999-00 $6,000,000 $10,603,914 13
Includes base salary, signing/reporting bonus, and deferred income paid in 1999-2000.
Source: The Hockey News / The Sports Forecaster
2000-01 $5,500,000 $9,403,020 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: The Hockey News / Book: Wayne Gretzky's Ghost
Career Total: US $34,219,433
(In today's dollars: US $66,528,953)

NHL Rank: 410
(In today's dollars: 197)

 

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