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NHL Fortune: $680,000


Blaine Stoughton’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$680,000 (US$1,905,642 in today's dollars), ranking #3498 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

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1976-77 $0 $0
He was offered a one-year, two-way contract by the Toronto Maples Leafs for CAN$50,000 in the NHL and CAN$22,500 in the minor leagues. He did not sign the contract and elected to sign a four-year contract with the Cincinnati Stingers of the World Hockey Association for an undisclosed amount.
Source: Copy of unsigned contract
1980-81 $160,000 $502,191
Signed a long-term deal with the Hartford Whalers for $160,000 per season.
Source: Hockey Draft Central
1981-82 $160,000 $455,187
Source: Hockey Draft Central
1982-83 $160,000 $428,866
Source: Hockey Draft Central
1983-84 $200,000 $519,398
He never played in the NHL after that season.
Source: NY Times

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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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