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Hockey Fortune: $19,857,072

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Rostislav Olesz’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $19,857,072 (US $27,351,299 in today's dollars), ranking #777 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Country of birth: Czech Republic
Position: C
NHL Draft:
Salary History - Rostislav Olesz
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Earnings
(US$)
In today's
US$
Rank
2005-06 $984,200 $1,526,520 336
His first season in the NHL
Source(s): .
2006-07 $984,200 $1,478,814 372
Source(s): NHLPA
2007-08 $984,200 $1,437,804 381
Source(s): NHLPA
2008-09 $1,700,000 $2,391,686 317
Source(s): NHLPA
2009-10 $2,300,000 $3,247,273 271
Source(s): NHLPA
2010-11 $3,100,000 $4,306,108 201
Source(s): NHLPA
2011-12 $4,250,000 $5,722,971 128
Source(s): TSN
2012-13 $2,487,805 $3,282,182 124
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $4,250,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
After the season, the Chicago Blackhawks bought out the year left on his contract. Per the NHL compliance buyout rule, two-thirds of the $4.25M remaining on the contract had to be paid over a period of twice the remaining length of the contract resulting in yearly payments of $1,416,667 for 2 years, until the end of the 2014-15 season.
Source(s): TSN
2013-14 $1,650,000 $2,145,368 439
On July 5, 2013, as a free agent, signed a one-year, one-way contract with the New Jersey Devils for $700,000 plus possibilities of performance bonuses of $300,000. In late November 2013, after 10 games in the NHL and 5 games in the AHL, his contract was mutually terminated. He never played in the NHL again. He earned a pro-rated salary of approximately $233,333 plus $1,416,667 for his 2013 buyout.
Source(s): NJ.com / TSN
2014-15 $1,416,667 $1,812,573 434
Earnings from his 2013 buyout.
Source(s): TSN
Career Total: US $19,857,072
(In today's dollars: US $27,351,299)

NHL Rank: 777
(In today's dollars: 784)