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NHL Fortune: $414,853

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Tom Hirsch’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$414,853 (US$995,229 in today's dollars), ranking #3995 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$)
+/-
(%)
1983-84 $70,000 $181,789
Signed a four-year plus one option year, two-way contract with the Minnesota North Stars for $70,000, $70,000, $85,000, $95,000 and $120,000 in the NHL and $25,000 in the AHL/CHL. Played in the NHL and for the US Olympic Team.
Source: Copy of contract
1984-85 $44,853 $111,683
Played 15 NHL games and 19 AHL games, earning a pro-rated $44,853 salary.
Source: Copy of contract
1985-86 $85,000 $204,389
Did not play hockey due to a shoulder injury. Based on 1986-87 addendum, it is assumed that he earned his full NHL salary..
Source: Copy of contract
1986-87 $95,000 $224,183
Did not play hockey due to a shoulder injury. Addendum agreement confirms that he earns $95,000 for the season.
Source: Copy of contract and addendum agreement
1987-88 $120,000 $273,184
Played only 1 game and never played professional hockey again.
Source: Copy of contract
Total:
US$414,853

In today's dollars:
US$995,229
NHL Rank:
3995

In today's dollars:
3386

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