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NHL Fortune: $3,287,616

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Chris Joseph’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$3,287,616 (US$5,468,900 in today's dollars), ranking #1897 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: September 10, 1969
Country of birth: Canada
Position: D
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1987
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 5
  • By: Pittsburgh Penguins

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
1990-91 $111,410 $220,552 505
Contract in Canadian currency: $130,000. Two-way contract: CAN$130,000 in the NHL and CAN$35,000 in the minor leagues. He played in the NHL only, earning a full NHL salary.
Source: The Hockey News / Canadian Press
1991-92 $178,965 $339,901 382 $67,555 61%
Contract in Canadian currency: $205,000.
1992-93 $173,670 $320,136 637 -$5,295 -3%
Contract in Canadian currency: $210,000. Amount includes salary and any signing bonus paid in 1992-93.
Source: The Hockey News / La Presse
1993-94 $260,000 $465,538 455 $86,330 50%
1994-95 $148,571 $259,273 551 -$111,429 -43%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $260,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: Guide Hockey 1995-1996
1995-96 $425,000 $721,423 421 $276,429 186%
Source: La Presse
1996-97 $440,000 $725,600 526 $15,000 4%
Source: La Presse / Guide Hockey RDS
1997-98 $250,000 $402,847 680 -$190,000 -43%
Includes base salary, signing bonus and bonuses paid in 1997-98.
Source: The Hockey News
1998-99 $450,000 $714,048 546 $200,000 80%
1999-00 $450,000 $698,745 601
Includes base salary, signing/reporting bonus, and deferred income paid in 1999-2000.
Source: The Hockey News / The Sports Forecaster
2000-01 $400,000 $600,836 681 -$50,000 -11%
Career Earnings: US$3,287,616
(In today's dollars: US$5,468,900)

NHL Rank: 1897
(In today's dollars: 1700)

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