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NHL Fortune: $139,276,863

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Jaromir Jagr’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$139,276,863 (US$198,146,748 in today's dollars), ranking #1 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Country of birth: Czech Republic
Position: RW
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1990
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 5
  • By: Pittsburgh Penguins

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
1990-91 $150,000 $307,669 387
One-way contract.
Source: The Hockey News / Canadian Press
1991-92 $225,000 $442,764 286 $75,000 50%
1992-93 $700,000 $1,336,944 82 $475,000 211%
Amount includes salary and any signing bonus paid in 1992-93.
Source: The Hockey News
1993-94 $1,400,000 $2,597,259 26 $700,000 100%
Includes base salary and any signing bonus and deferred payments allocated to the 1993-94 season.
Source: The Hockey News
1994-95 $1,600,000 $2,892,997 14 $200,000 14%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $2,800,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: Guide Hockey 1995-1996
1995-96 $3,250,000 $5,715,973 15 $1,650,000 103%
Source: La Presse
1996-97 $4,050,000 $6,919,987 12 $800,000 25%
Source: La Presse / Guide Hockey RDS
1997-98 $5,100,000 $8,514,827 6 $1,050,000 26%
Includes base salary, signing bonus and bonuses paid in 1997-98.
Source: The Hockey News
1998-99 $4,988,491 $8,201,433 16 -$111,509 -2%
Includes base salary, signing bonus, bonuses paid in 1998-99, and deferred income paid in 1998-99.
Source: The Hockey News
1999-00 $10,359,852 $16,667,309 1 $5,371,361 108%
Includes base salary, signing/reporting bonus, and deferred income paid in 1999-2000.
Source: The Hockey News / The Sports Forecaster
2000-01 $9,482,708 $14,758,222 3 -$877,144 -8%
Source: The Hockey News Ultimate Fantasy Guide 2000-01
2001-02 $10,033,333 $15,185,708 2 $550,625 6%
Signed a 7-year contract with the Washington Capitals for $77M.
Source: UPI
2002-03 $11,483,333 $17,108,813 1 $1,450,000 14%
2003-04 $11,000,000 $16,025,223 1 -$483,333 -4%
In January 2004, he was traded by the Washington Capitals to the New York Rangers. As per the agreement, Washington was to pay $4.5M of Jagr's salary until and including 2007-08
2004-05 NHL lockout year: Season cancelled - no NHL salary paid.
2005-06 $7,800,000 $10,704,081 1
2006-07 $8,360,000 $11,114,043 1 $560,000 7%
Source: NHLPA
2007-08 $8,360,000 $10,805,826 4
Source: NHLPA
2008-09 $7,000,000 $8,713,423 24 -$1,360,000 -16%
With the Omsk Avangard of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). Signed a 3-year deal (2 years + 1 option year) with Omsk for $7M per year without an opt-out clause to come back in the NHL. According to The Hockey News, he earned $8M.
Source: The Edmonton Journal
2009-10 $7,000,000 $8,744,290 22
With the Omsk Avangard of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).
Source: The Edmonton Journal
2010-11 $7,000,000 $8,603,137 23
With the Omsk Avangard of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).
Source: The Edmonton Journal
2011-12 $3,300,000 $3,931,715 214 -$3,700,000 -53%
Source: NHLPA
2012-13 $2,634,146 $3,074,834 104 -$665,854 -20%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $4,500,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: NHLPA
2013-14 $2,000,000 $2,300,824 362 -$634,146 -24%
Source: NHLPA
2014-15 $3,500,000 $3,962,153 225 $1,500,000 75%
Source: NHLPA
2015-16 $3,500,000 $3,957,472 247
Source: NHLPA
2016-17 $4,000,000 $4,466,481 214 $500,000 14%
Source: NHLPA
2017-18 $1,000,000 $1,093,342 456 -$3,000,000 -75%
Source: SportsNet
Career Total: US$139,276,863
(In today's dollars: US$198,146,748)

NHL Rank: 1
(In today's dollars: 1)

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