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NHL Fortune: $289,500

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Harry Howell’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$289,500 (US$2,209,478 in today's dollars), ranking #4242 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$)
+/-
(%)
1952-53 $6,500 $63,325
Source: Book: Blue Lines, Goal Lines & Bottom Lines
1953-54 $8,000 $77,327
Signed a one-year contract with the New York Rangers for $7,500 plus a $500 bonus if he stayed with the team for the whole season, which he did.
Source: Copy of contract
1954-55 $9,250 $89,110
Signed a one-year contract with the New York Rangers for $8,750 plus a $500 bonus if he stayed with the team for the whole season, which he did.
Source: Copy of contract
1958-59 $10,750 $96,348
Signed a one-year contract with the New York Rangers for $10,750.
Source: Copy of contract
1959-60 $11,750 $104,263
Signed a one-year contract with the New York Rangers for $11,750.
Source: Copy of contract
1960-61 $12,750 $111,491
Signed a one-year contract with the New York Rangers for $12,750.
Source: Copy of contract
1961-62 $15,500 $134,133
Signed a one-year contract with the New York Rangers for $15,500.
Source: Copy of contract
1962-63 $18,500 $158,189
Signed a two-year contract with the New York Rangers for $18,500 per season.
Source: Copy of contract
1963-64 $18,500 $156,277
Source: Copy of contract
1964-65 $21,500 $179,278
Signed a two-year contract with the New York Rangers for $21,500 per season.
Source: Copy of contract
1965-66 $21,500 $176,490
Source: Copy of contract
1970-71 $40,000 $266,522
Signed a one-year agreement with the California Golden Seals for $40,000.
Source: Copy of salary agreement
1971-72 $45,000 $287,471
Estimated salary based on documented salary for 1970-71 and 1982-73.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1972-73 $50,000 $309,254
Source: Classic Auctions / Book: Blue Lines, Goal Lines & Bottom Lines
Total:
US$289,500

In today's dollars:
US$2,209,478
NHL Rank:
4242

In today's dollars:
2562

Contract(s) (click to enlarge)

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