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NHL Fortune: $100,000

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Ralph Backstrom’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$100,000 (US$582,568 in today's dollars), ranking #4873 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Did you know that Gary Bettman accumulated the 4th largest NHL fortune with $120M?

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All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
1973-74 $100,000 $582,568
In an agreement with the Chicago Cougars of the World Hockey Association, similar to the one Pat Stapleton had, earned $100,000 for playing over 40 games, which he did.
Source: Copy of agreement
Total:
US$100,000

In today's dollars:
US$582,568
NHL Rank:
4873

In today's dollars:
4161

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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