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NHL Fortune: $35,000

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Marcel Paille’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$35,000 (US$216,478 in today's dollars), ranking #5174 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

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Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
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(US$)
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(%)
1972-73 $35,000 $216,478
At age 40, after 7 years in the AHL that followed 7 years in the NHL, signed a one-year contract with the Philadelphia Blazers of the World Hockey Association, for $35,000 plus bonuses: $ 750 for goals against average of 3.5 or less, $ 1,500 for 3.25 or less, $ 2,500 for 3.00 or less, $ 3,750 for 2.75 or less, or $6,000 for 2.50 or less; $ 150 per shutout up to, and including 3; $ 200 per shutout after 3; $ 100 per game played in excess of 25; $ 1,000 for a 1st place team finish; and $ 500 for a second place team finish. He did not earn any of the bonuses.
Source: Copy of contract
Total:
US$35,000

In today's dollars:
US$216,478
NHL Rank:
5174

In today's dollars:
4998

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