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NHL Fortune: $37,612,512

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Doug Gilmour’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $37,612,512 (US $69,737,448 in today's dollars), ranking #351 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: June 25, 1963
Country of birth: Canada
Position: C
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1982
  • Round #7
  • Overall Pick: 134
  • By: St. Louis Blues

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
1981-82 $400 $1,296
Contract in Canadian currency: $480. Had a weekly stipend of CDN $20 with the Cornwall Royals of the Ontario Hockey League
Source: Book: Killer - My Life in Hockey
1982-83 $701 $2,138
Contract in Canadian currency: $864. Had a weekly stipend of CDN $36 with the Cornwall Royals of the Ontario Hockey League
Source: Book: Killer - My Life in Hockey
1983-84 $85,000 $251,245
Early in the summer, signed a one-year contract with Dusseldorfer EG for US $50,000 tax free to play in Germany. In-mid August 1983, signed a three-year, two-way contract with the St.Louis Blues for $65,000, $75,000 and $80,000 in the NHL and $25,000 In the minors. Also had a $20,000 signing bonus and a clause stating that once he reached 40 NHL games, his contract reverted to a one-way contract. It was his first year in the NHL and he never played in the minors.
Source: Book: Killer - My Life in Hockey
1984-85 $75,000 $212,553
Source: Book: Killer - My Life in Hockey
1985-86 $80,000 $218,946
Source: Book: Killer - My Life in Hockey
1986-87 $275,000 $738,619
Prior to the season signed a four-year contract with the St.Louis Blues for $1.3M.
Source: Book: Killer - My Life in Hockey
1987-88 $300,000 $777,328
Source: Book: Killer - My Life in Hockey
1988-89 $350,000 $871,301
Source: Book: Killer - My Life in Hockey
1989-90 $375,000 $890,538 27
Prior to the season, signed a two-year, plus one option year contract with the Calgary Flames for $1.4M.
Source: Canadian Press
1990-91 $450,000 $1,013,929 35
(Earned $411,000 according to the book The Last Good Year)
Source: The Hockey News / Canadian Press
1991-92 $545,625 $1,179,470 63
Contract in Canadian currency: $625,000. Playing the option year of his contract with the Calgary Flames, at CDN $450,000, he was unable to reach an agreement with the team for an extension. The dispute went to arbitration and on December 4, 1991, the arbitrator awarded him a CDN $625,000 contract for the ongoing 1991-92 season, $225,000 more than the Flames had proposed to pay, but $75,000 less than what Gilmour was asking (According to the books A Season in Time and The Last Good Year, the arbitrator awarded him a CDN $750,000 contract for the ongoing 1991-92 season, $200,000 more than the Flames had proposed to pay, but far less than the $1.2 million Gilmour and his agent said he was worth). He requested a trade and shortly after, was sent to the Toronto Maple Leafs. A month later, he signed a four-year contract extension for CDN $4M.
Source: Book: Killer - My Life in Hockey
1992-93 $992,400 $2,082,116 35
Contract in Canadian currency: $1,200,000. Amount includes salary and any signing bonus paid in 1992-93.
Source: The Hockey News / Book: Killer - My Life in Hockey
1993-94 $2,325,000 $4,738,197 8
Contract in Canadian currency: $3,000,000. Prior to the season, siged a five-year contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs for $15M.
Source: Book: Killer - My Life in Hockey
1994-95 $1,724,286 $3,424,840 12
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $3,017,500 was prorated for the 48-game season. During the lockout, played for Rapperswil-Jona of the National League A in Switzerland and was paid $10,000 for the six weeks. Earned his pro-rated NHL salary plus the $10,000.
Source: Guide Hockey 1995-1996 / Book: Killer - My Life in Hockey
1995-96 $2,223,450 $4,295,732 42
Contract in Canadian currency: $3,050,000.
Source: La Presse
1996-97 $2,235,650 $4,196,209 58
Contract in Canadian currency: $3,050,000.
Source: La Presse / Guide Hockey RDS
1997-98 $3,550,000 $6,510,840 20
Includes base salary, signing bonus and bonuses paid in 1997-98. (According to the book Killer - My Life in Hockey, onthis option year of his contract, he was awarded US$ 3,2M in arbitration for the season)
Source: The Hockey News
1998-99 $6,000,000 $10,836,145 6
As a free agent, prior to the season, signed a three-year contract with the Chicago Blackhawks for $18M. Includes base salary, signing bonus, bonuses paid in 1998-99, and deferred income paid in 1998-99.
Source: The Hockey News / Book: Killer - My Life in Hockey
1999-00 $6,000,000 $10,603,914 13
Includes base salary, signing/reporting bonus, and deferred income paid in 1999-2000.
Source: The Hockey News / The Sports Forecaster
2000-01 $6,000,000 $10,257,840 19
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 $1,800,000 $2,992,715 195
Prior to the season, as a free agent, signed a one-year contract with the Montreal Canadiens for $1.8M.
Source: Book: Killer - My Life in Hockey
2002-03 $2,225,000 $3,641,539 174
Does not include signing bonuses, performance bonuses and deferred payments. Retired as a pro hockey player after the season.
Source: La Presse
Career Total: US $37,612,512
(In today's dollars: US $69,737,448)

NHL Rank: 351
(In today's dollars: 179)

 

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