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NHL Fortune: $20,000

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Ken Hodge’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$20,000 (US$161,799 in today's dollars), ranking #5256 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$)
+/-
(%)
1965-66 $10,000 $82,088
Signed a two-year, two-way contract with the Chicago Blackhawks for $10,000 in the NHL and $5,000 and $ 6,000 in the minors. Included NHL bonuses of $ 500 if he scored 15 goals in the regular season and an additional $ 500 for 20 goals. Also included minor league bonuses of $ 250 if he scored 20 goals and an additional $ 250 for 25 goals. He played the whole season with Chicago, earning his NHL salary and did not get any bonus.
Source: Copy of contract
1966-67 $10,000 $79,710
Played the whole season with Chicago, earning his NHL salary and did not get any bonus.
Source: Copy of contract
Total:
US$20,000

In today's dollars:
US$161,799
NHL Rank:
5256

In today's dollars:
5148

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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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