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NHL Fortune: $1,512,500

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Salary history of Gordie Howe, who earned US $1,512,500 (US $8,789,662 in today's dollars) in his career, ranking #2251 in NHL career earnings / fortunes accumulated.

Season   Salary
($US)
In today's
$
NHL
Rank
+/-
($)
+/-
(%)
1959-60 $25,000 $214,469
Assumed/estimated salary based on article
Source: Sports Extra Hockey Magazine
1960-61 $25,000 $211,571
Assumed/estimated salary based on article
Source: Sports Extra Hockey Magazine
1961-62 $25,000 $209,448
Assumed/estimated salary based on article
Source: Sports Extra Hockey Magazine
1962-63 $25,000 $206,683
Assumed/estimated salary based on article
Source: Sports Extra Hockey Magazine
1963-64 $37,500 $306,985
Source: Magazine: Sports - Le hockey et ses vedettes
1964-65 $40,000 $323,226
Assumed/estimated salary based on article
Source: Sports Extra Hockey Magazine
1965-66 $40,000 $318,095
Assumed/estimated salary based on article
Source: Sports Extra Hockey Magazine
1966-67 $40,000 $308,308
Assumed/estimated salary based on article
Source: Sports Extra Hockey Magazine
1967-68 $40,000 $300,000
Assumed/estimated salary based on article
Source: Sports Extra Hockey Magazine
1968-69 $40,000 $287,931
Assumed/estimated salary based on article
Source: Sports Extra Hockey Magazine
1969-70 $75,000 $511,921
Source: Sports Extra Hockey Magazine
1970-71 $100,000 $645,619
His highest salary in the NHL: $100,000
Source: Book: The Rebel League; Sports Extra Hockey Magazine
1973-74 $250,000 $1,410,473
1973: signed a 4-year contract with the Houston Aeros, of the WHA, for $1M. Deal also included sons Mark and Marty at $600k each for 4 years.
Source: Book: The Rebel League
1974-75 $250,000 $1,270,284
Source: Book: The Rebel League
1975-76 $250,000 $1,164,033
Source: Book: The Rebel League
1976-77 $250,000 $1,100,615
Source: Book: The Rebel League
Total:
$1,512,500

In today's dollars:
$8,789,662
NHL Rank:
2251

In today's dollars:
1144