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NHL Fortune: $44,498,571

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Mike Richter’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $44,498,571 (US $79,151,830 in today's dollars), ranking #259 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Country of birth: USA
Position: G
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1985
  • Round #2
  • Overall Pick: 28
  • By: New York Rangers

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
1989-90 $130,000 $308,720 373
Source: Canadian Press
1990-91 $140,000 $315,445 431
Two-way contract: $140,000 in the NHL and $30,000 in the minor leagues. He played in the NHL only, earning a full NHL salary.
Source: The Hockey News / Canadian Press
1991-92 $700,000 $1,513,180 34
1992-93 $900,000 $1,888,255 43
Amount includes salary and any signing bonus paid in 1992-93.
Source: The Hockey News
1993-94 $1,000,000 $2,037,934 55
1994-95 $1,428,571 $2,837,481 19
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $2,500,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: Guide Hockey 1995-1996
1995-96 $3,000,000 $5,796,036 18
Source: La Presse
1996-97 $3,600,000 $6,757,029 14
Source: La Presse / Guide Hockey RDS
1997-98 $3,900,000 $7,152,754 15
Includes base salary, signing bonus and bonuses paid in 1997-98.
Source: The Hockey News
1998-99 $5,100,000 $9,210,723 12
Includes base salary, signing bonus, bonuses paid in 1998-99, and deferred income paid in 1998-99.
Source: The Hockey News
1999-00 $5,000,000 $8,836,595 22
Includes base salary, signing/reporting bonus, and deferred income paid in 1999-2000.
Source: The Hockey News / The Sports Forecaster
2000-01 $5,600,000 $9,573,984 21
Includes base salary, bonuses paid in 2000-01, and deferred income paid in 2000-01.
Source: The Hockey News / The Hockey News Ultimate Fantasy Guide 2000-01
2001-02 $6,000,000 $9,975,716 23
2002-03 $4,000,000 $6,546,587 61
Does not include signing bonuses, performance bonuses and deferred payments.
Source: La Presse
2003-04 $4,000,000 $6,401,392 76
2004-05 NHL lockout year: Season cancelled - no NHL salary paid.
Career Total: US $44,498,571
(In today's dollars: US $79,151,830)

NHL Rank: 259
(In today's dollars: 134)

 

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