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Hockey Fortune: $11,491,191

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Jari Kurri’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $11,491,191 (US $24,005,103 in today's dollars), ranking #1145 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: May 18, 1960
Country of birth: Finland
Position: C
NHL Draft:
Salary History - Jari Kurri
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Earnings
(US$)
In today's
US$
Rank
1985-86 $292,800 $824,478
Amount in Canadian currency: $400,000.
Source(s): La Presse
1986-87 $288,000 $795,869
Amount in Canadian currency: $400,000.
Estimated minimum salary based on documented salary for 1985-86 and 1987-88.
Source(s): HockeyZonePlus
1987-88 $377,000 $1,005,046
Amount in Canadian currency: $500,000.
Prior to the season, signed a three-year contract with the Edmonton Oilers worth about $C 500,000 per season.
Source(s): The Sporting News
1988-89 $406,500 $1,041,171
Amount in Canadian currency: $500,000.
Source(s): The Sporting News
1989-90 $422,500 $1,032,308 23
Amount in Canadian currency: $500,000.
Source(s): Canadian Press / The Sporting News
1990-91 $500,000 $1,159,115 30
Played for the Milan Devils in the Italy A-league. Was paid $500,000 after taxes and was provided with housing and a car. (According to the book The Fastest Game in the World, earned $US 350,00 in base salary)
Source(s): The Hockey News 1992 Yearbook
1991-92 $800,000 $1,779,279 21
1992-93 $1,000,000 $2,158,637 31
Amount includes salary and any signing bonus paid in 1992-93. (Earned $950,000 according to the book The Last Good Year)
Source(s): The Hockey News
1993-94 $1,000,000 $2,096,774 55
1994-95 $1,167,307 $2,385,491 33
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $2,042,788 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source(s): Guide Hockey 1995-1996
1995-96 $2,000,000 $3,975,587 53
Source(s): La Presse
1996-97 $1,500,000 $2,896,717 104
One-way contract.
Source(s): La Presse / Guide Hockey RDS / The Gazette
1997-98 $1,186,916 $2,239,701 185
Includes base salary, signing bonus and bonuses paid in 1997-98. (Earned $1.5M according to The Gazette.)
Source(s): The Hockey News
2021-22 $550,168 $614,929 1227
As General Manager of Helsingin Jokerit in the KHL, earned 485,928 euros ($US 550,168 per the exchange rate in late 2021).
Source(s): Sportti
Career Total: US $11,491,191
(In today's dollars: US $24,005,103)

NHL Rank: 1145
(In today's dollars: 880)