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NHL Fortune: $3,200,000

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Mike Bossy’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$3,200,000 (US$8,255,706 in today's dollars), ranking #1891 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$)
+/-
(%)
1977-78 $50,000 $213,381
First season in the NHL after being drafted 14th overall in the NHL.
Source: Globe and Mail
1981-82 $500,000 $1,422,459
On October 28, 1981, signed a six-year contract with New York Islanders for $US500,000 per year.
Source: La Presse
1982-83 $500,000 $1,340,207
Source: La Presse / Hockey Illustrated Special 1982-83
1983-84 $500,000 $1,298,494
Source: La Presse
1984-85 $500,000 $1,244,994
Source: La Presse
1985-86 $500,000 $1,202,287
Source: La Presse / Sports Illustrated
1986-87 $650,000 $1,533,884
His last season before retiring from pro-hockey. (According to La Presse, he earned $500,000.)
Source: Sport Magazine
Total:
US$3,200,000

In today's dollars:
US$8,255,706
NHL Rank:
1891

In today's dollars:
1351

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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