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NHL Fortune: $3,725,325

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Bobby Smith’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$3,725,325 (US$8,432,923 in today's dollars), ranking #1766 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

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Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
1978-79 $0 $0
Got a $250,000 signing bonus from the Minnesota North Star after being the 1st overall pick in the 1978 NHL draft.
Source: Book: Breakaway
1982-83 $350,000 $938,145
Signed a 7-year deal with Minnesota for $2.45M.
Source: Book: Les Stastny
1983-84 $350,000 $908,946
Source: Book: Les Stastny
1984-85 $350,000 $871,496
Source: Book: Les Stastny
1985-86 $350,000 $841,601
Source: Book: Les Stastny
1986-87 $350,000 $825,937
Source: Book: Les Stastny
1987-88 $350,000 $796,788
Source: Book: Les Stastny
1988-89 $350,000 $765,525
Source: Book: Les Stastny
1989-90 $325,325 $678,782 42
Contract in Canadian currency: $385,000 .
Source: Canadian Press
1990-91 $400,000 $791,857 38 $74,675 23%
One-way contract.
Source: The Hockey News / Canadian Press
1992-93 $550,000 $1,013,847 111
Amount includes salary and any signing bonus paid in 1992-93.
Source: The Hockey News
Total:
US$3,725,325

In today's dollars:
US$8,432,923
NHL Rank:
1766

In today's dollars:
1334

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