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NHL Fortune: $94,045,190

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Joe Sakic’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$94,045,190 (US$137,835,152 in today's dollars), ranking #22 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

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All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
1989-90 $84,500 $176,307 514
Contract in Canadian currency: $100,000.
Source: Canadian Press
1990-91 $248,530 $492,000 158 $164,030 194%
Contract in Canadian currency: $290,000. One-way contract. Plus bonus for games played: CAN$5,000 at 200 games and an additional CAN$5,000 at 240 games. He played 311 NHL games betweek 1990 and 1993 and earned both bonuses.
Source: The Hockey News / Canadian Press
1991-92 $353,565 $671,511 120 $105,035 42%
Contract in Canadian currency: $405,000.
1992-93 $827,000 $1,524,457 58 $473,435 134%
Contract in Canadian currency: $1,000,000. Amount includes salary and any signing bonus paid in 1992-93.
Source: The Hockey News / La Presse
1993-94 $1,705,000 $3,052,854 19 $878,000 106%
Contract in Canadian currency: $2,200,000.
1994-95 $1,192,114 $2,080,369 30 -$512,886 -30%
Contract in Canadian currency: $2,850,000. Because of the lockout, his NHL salary was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: Guide Hockey 1995-1996
1995-96 $2,900,000 $4,922,654 22 $1,707,886 143%
Source: La Presse
1996-97 $3,100,000 $5,112,184 19 $200,000 7%
Source: La Presse / Guide Hockey RDS
1997-98 $17,000,000 $27,393,596 1 $13,900,000 448%
Includes base salary, signing bonus and bonuses paid in 1997-98.
Source: The Hockey News
1998-99 $2,000,000 $3,173,548 101 -$15,000,000 -88%
Includes base salary, signing bonus, bonuses paid in 1998-99, and deferred income paid in 1998-99.
Source: The Hockey News
1999-00 $2,000,000 $3,105,535 119
Includes base salary, signing/reporting bonus, and deferred income paid in 1999-2000.
Source: The Hockey News / The Sports Forecaster
2000-01 $7,900,000 $11,866,516 8 $5,900,000 295%
2001-02 $9,832,727 $14,363,433 5 $1,932,727 24%
2002-03 $9,856,018 $14,172,546 6 $23,291 0%
2003-04 $9,880,939 $13,893,258 7 $24,921 0%
2004-05 NHL lockout year: Season cancelled - no NHL salary paid.
2005-06 $6,664,797 $8,827,469 11
2006-07 $5,750,000 $7,377,821 25 -$914,797 -14%
Source: NHLPA
2007-08 $6,750,000 $8,420,734 17 $1,000,000 17%
Source: NHLPA
2008-09 $6,000,000 $7,208,360 40 -$750,000 -11%
Source: NHLPA
Total:
US$94,045,190

In today's dollars:
US$137,835,152
NHL Rank:
22

In today's dollars:
4

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