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NHL Fortune: $566,685

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Inge Hammarstrom’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$566,685 (US$2,669,821 in today's dollars), ranking #3675 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

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All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
1973-74 $85,000 $495,182
Contract in Canadian currency: $85,000. For his first pro hockey season, signed a two-year contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs for CAN$85,000/season.
Source: Copy of contract
1974-75 $86,870 $455,684
Contract in Canadian currency: $85,000.
Source: Copy of contract
1975-76 $83,555 $401,567
Contract in Canadian currency: $85,000. Signed a two-year contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs for CAN$85,000 and CAN$90,000.
Source: Copy of contract
1976-77 $91,260 $414,783
Contract in Canadian currency: $90,000.
Source: Copy of contract
1977-78 $100,000 $426,761
Signed a one-year plus one-year option contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs for CAN$100,000 and CAN$120,000. According to the Globe & Mail, earned $95,000.
Source: Copy of contract
1978-79 $120,000 $475,842
After the season, left the NHL to play 3 more years in Sweden.
Source: Copy of contract
Total:
US$566,685

In today's dollars:
US$2,669,821
NHL Rank:
3675

In today's dollars:
2370

Contract(s) (click to enlarge)

Interesting animated bar chart race showing that 36 players and 1 commissioner appeared, in the past 25 years, in the yearly Top Ten NHL/hockey fortunes accumulated. Jaromir Jagr is #1 in total hockey earnings since 2002-03 and will be taken over in 2-3 years by Crosby and Ovechkin. How is your 401k/RSSP doing?

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