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NHL Fortune: $10,651,529

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Tom Fitzgerald’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$10,651,529 (US$16,460,384 in today's dollars), ranking #1014 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: August 28, 1968
Country of birth: USA
Position: RW
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1986
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 17
  • By: New York Islanders

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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 $82,243 $162,812 556
Two-way contract: $115,000 in the NHL and $32,500 in the minor leagues. Plus bonus for games played: $10,000 at 120 games. Estimated salary earned based on ratio of NHL/minor league games played = $82,243. He played 163 NHL games between 1990 and 1993 and possibly earned the bonus depending on the terms of the contract.
Source: The Hockey News / Canadian Press
1991-92 $125,000 $237,407 530 $42,757 52%
1992-93 $175,000 $322,588 608 $50,000 40%
Amount includes salary and any signing bonus paid in 1992-93.
Source: The Hockey News
1993-94 $350,000 $626,686 332 $175,000 100%
1994-95 $214,286 $373,952 389 -$135,714 -39%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $375,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: Guide Hockey 1995-1996
1995-96 $450,000 $763,860 376 $235,714 110%
Source: La Presse
1996-97 $510,000 $841,037 436 $60,000 13%
Source: La Presse / Guide Hockey RDS
1997-98 $520,000 $837,922 442 $10,000 2%
Includes base salary, signing bonus and bonuses paid in 1997-98.
Source: The Hockey News
1998-99 $1,600,000 $2,538,838 148 $1,080,000 208%
Includes base salary, signing bonus, bonuses paid in 1998-99, and deferred income paid in 1998-99.
Source: The Hockey News
1999-00 $1,600,000 $2,484,428 173
Includes base salary, signing/reporting bonus, and deferred income paid in 1999-2000.
Source: The Hockey News / The Sports Forecaster
2000-01 $1,600,000 $2,403,345 188
Source: The Hockey News Ultimate Fantasy Guide 2000-01
2001-02 $1,100,000 $1,606,856 302 -$500,000 -31%
2002-03 $950,000 $1,366,061 407 -$150,000 -14%
2003-04 $900,000 $1,265,460 424 -$50,000 -5%
2004-05 NHL lockout year: Season cancelled - no NHL salary paid.
2005-06 $475,000 $629,134 602
Career Earnings: US$10,651,529
(In today's dollars: US$16,460,384)

NHL Rank: 1014
(In today's dollars: 890)

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