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NHL Fortune: $53,678,571

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Curtis Joseph’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $53,678,571 (US $91,600,939 in today's dollars), ranking #171 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: April 29, 1967
Country of birth: Canada
Position: G

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
1989-90 $275,000 $653,061 71
Prior to the season, as an undrafted free agent just out of college, signed a four-year contract with the St.Louis Blues for $1.1M. The breakdown per year is unknown but given his documented salaries from various source for 1989-90 to 1992-93, it is assumed that he got a $250,000 signing bonus for a 1989-90 compensation of $125,000 + $250,000. (According to the Canadian Press, he earned $125,000)
Source: Book: CUJO - The Untold Story of My Life On and Off the Ice / Book: A season in Time / Book: Brian McFarlane's History of Hockey
1990-91 $150,000 $337,976 388
One-way contract.
Source: The Hockey News / Canadian Press
1991-92 $300,000 $648,506 169
1992-93 $275,000 $576,967 322
Amount includes salary and any signing bonus paid in 1992-93.
Source: The Hockey News / La Presse
1993-94 $1,075,000 $2,190,779 51
1994-95 $628,571 $1,248,492 87
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $1,100,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: Guide Hockey 1995-1996
1995-96 $1,150,000 $2,221,814 122
With his rights owned by the Edmonton Oilers, but without a contract, two months into the season he joined the Las Vegas Thunder, of the IHL, to play for free and stay in shape. Halfway through the season, he signed a three-year contract with the Edmonton Oilers for $US 2.3M per year (pro-rated at half for 1995-96) and joined the team.
Source: Book: CUJO - The Untold Story of My Life On and Off the Ice
1996-97 $2,300,000 $4,316,991 50
Source: La Presse
1997-98 $2,300,000 $4,218,291 65
Includes base salary, signing bonus and bonuses paid in 1997-98.
Source: The Hockey News
1998-99 $5,500,000 $9,933,133 9
Prior to the season, as a free agent, signed a four-year contract with the Toronto Maples Leafs for $24M. Includes base salary, signing bonus, bonuses paid in 1998-99, and deferred income paid in 1998-99.
Source: Book: CUJO - The Untold Story of My Life On and Off the Ice / The Hockey News
1999-00 $6,150,000 $10,869,012 12
Includes base salary, signing/reporting bonus, and deferred income paid in 1999-2000.
Source: The Hockey News / The Sports Forecaster
2000-01 $6,150,000 $10,514,286 18
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 $6,575,000 $10,931,722 20
2002-03 $8,000,000 $13,093,173 19
Prior to the season, signed a three-year contract with the Detroit Red Wings for $24M. Does not include signing bonuses, performance bonuses and deferred payments.
Source: Book: Gold / La Presse
2003-04 $8,000,000 $12,802,783 17
Source: Book: CUJO - The Untold Story of My Life On and Off the Ice / Book: The Road to Hockeytown / Book: Gold
2004-05 NHL lockout year: Season cancelled - no NHL salary paid.
2005-06 $1,200,000 $1,809,002 275
Signed a one-year contract with the Arizona Coyotes for a base salary of $900,000 and earned $300,000 in performance bonuses
Source: Arizona Republic / Book: CUJO - The Untold Story of My Life On and Off the Ice / La Presse
2006-07 $2,200,000 $3,212,858 183
Signed a one-year contract with the Arizona Coyotes for $2.2M (earned $2M according to the Arizona Republic.)
Source: Book: CUJO - The Untold Story of My Life On and Off the Ice
2007-08 $750,000 $1,064,918 491
In January 2008, as a free agent, signed a one-year contract with the Calgary Flames for $1.5M (pro-rated at $750,000 for the half-season._
Source: Book: CUJO - The Untold Story of My Life On and Off the Ice
2008-09 $700,000 $957,176 555
Source: NHLPA
Career Total: US $53,678,571
(In today's dollars: US $91,600,939)

NHL Rank: 171
(In today's dollars: 95)

 

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