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NHL Fortune: $2,956,488

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Rob Zettler’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$2,956,488 (US$5,065,010 in today's dollars), ranking #1987 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: March 8, 1968
Country of birth: Canada
Position: D
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1986
  • Round #3
  • Overall Pick: 55
  • By: Minnesota North Stars

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
1989-90 $130,000 $271,241 369
Source: Canadian Press
1990-91 $127,917 $253,230 467 -$2,083 -2%
Two-way contract: $130,000 in the NHL and $30,000 in the minor leagues. Plus bonus for games played: $10,000 at 90 games and an additional $10,000 at 120 games. Estimated salary earned based on ratio of NHL/minor league games played = $127,917. He played 121 NHL games between 1990 and 1992 and possibly earned both bonuses depending on the terms of the contract.
Source: The Hockey News / Canadian Press
1991-92 $200,000 $379,852 323 $72,083 56%
1992-93 $210,000 $387,105 473 $10,000 5%
Amount includes salary and any signing bonus paid in 1992-93.
Source: The Hockey News / La Presse
1993-94 $325,000 $581,922 358 $115,000 55%
1994-95 $228,571 $398,882 352 -$96,429 -30%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $400,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: Guide Hockey 1995-1996
1995-96 $455,000 $772,347 375 $226,429 99%
Source: La Presse
1996-97 $480,000 $791,564 463 $25,000 5%
Source: La Presse / Guide Hockey RDS
1997-98 $400,000 $644,555 537 -$80,000 -17%
Includes base salary, signing bonus and bonuses paid in 1997-98.
Source: The Hockey News
2001-02 $400,000 $584,311 701
Career Earnings: US$2,956,488
(In today's dollars: US$5,065,010)

NHL Rank: 1987
(In today's dollars: 1774)

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