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NHL Fortune: $1,498,640

Description

Net worth / salary history of Ulf Nilsson, who earned US $1,498,640 (US $5,715,208 in today's dollars) in his career, ranking #2276 in NHL career earnings / fortunes accumulated.

Season   Salary
($US)
In today's
$
NHL
Rank
+/-
($)
+/-
(%)
1974-75 $61,320 $311,575
Signed a 2-year contract with the Winnipeg Jets, of the World Hockey Association, for $60k per season. (According to The Hockey News 1979 Yearbook, the contract was for $55k per season)
Source: Book: The Rebel League
1975-76 $58,980 $274,619
Source: Book: The Rebel League
1976-77 $60,840 $267,846
Assumed minimum salary based on documented 1975-76 and 1977-78 salaries.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1977-78 $117,500 $485,705
Signed a 5-year contract with Winnipeg, of the WHA, for $C125,000 per year. Had a contract clause allowing him to negotiate with any NHL team and leave unless the Jets came up with a counter offer in 30 days withing $20,000 of the NHL offer.
Source: The Hockey News 1979 Yearbook
1978-79 $600,000 $2,305,215
Signed a 2-year contract with the NY Rangers for $US 600,000/season.
Source: The Hockey News 1979 Yearbook / Book: The Rebel League
1979-80 $600,000 $2,070,248
Source: The Hockey News 1979 Yearbook
Total:
$1,498,640

In today's dollars:
$5,715,208
NHL Rank:
2276

In today's dollars:
1422