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NHL Fortune: $3,450,000

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Bobby Hull’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$3,450,000 (US$18,702,950 in today's dollars), ranking #1828 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$)
+/-
(%)
1960-61 $20,000 $174,888
Signed a $100,000 for 5-year contract with Chicago.
Source: Official National Hockey Annual 66
1961-62 $20,000 $173,075
Source: Official National Hockey Annual 66
1962-63 $20,000 $171,015
Source: Official National Hockey Annual 66
1963-64 $20,000 $168,948
Source: Official National Hockey Annual 66
1964-65 $20,000 $166,770
Source: Official National Hockey Annual 66
1968-69 $100,000 $743,703
Signed a $100,000 contract with the Chicago Blackhawks after briefly retiring. According to his son Brett, he was the first NHL player to make $100,000.
Source: Book: Brett - Shootin' and Smilin'; Book: Hockey Stars of 1969
1972-73 $1,250,000 $7,731,349
Signed a 5-year contract for $250,000 per year, with the Winnipeg Jets, in the World Hockey Association. Got a $1USM signing bonus. The deal also included 5 additional years at $100,000 per year for a front-office position but he ended up playing past his 5-year playing contract.
Source: GOAL Magazine; Book: The Rebel League; Book: The California Golden Seals
1973-74 $250,000 $1,456,419
With the Winnipeg Jets, in the WHA.
Source: GOAL Magazine; Book: The Rebel League; Book: The California Golden Seals
1974-75 $250,000 $1,311,397
With the Winnipeg Jets, in the WHA.
Source: GOAL Magazine; Book: The Rebel League; Book: The California Golden Seals
1975-76 $250,000 $1,201,505
With the Winnipeg Jets, in the WHA.
Source: GOAL Magazine; Book: The Rebel League; Book: The California Golden Seals
1976-77 $250,000 $1,136,268
With the Winnipeg Jets, in the WHA.
Source: GOAL Magazine; Book: The Rebel League; Book: The California Golden Seals
1977-78 $1,000,000 $4,267,613
With the Winnipeg Jets, in the WHA.
Source: GOAL Magazine
1989-90 $0 $0 534
On May 12, 1990, signed a $50,000 contract with House of Masters, a company offering hair replacement procedures, to act as a spokesperson and appear in commercials for a year. He was to also receive a 15% commission for each hairpiece sold during any of his personal appearance on behalf of the company as long as he had a personal contact with the client.
Source: Book: Blue Lines, Goal Lines & Bottom Lines
Total:
US$3,450,000

In today's dollars:
US$18,702,950
NHL Rank:
1828

In today's dollars:
806

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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