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NHL Fortune: $909,816

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Frank Mahovlich’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$909,816 (US$5,936,035 in today's dollars), ranking #3024 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

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Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
1957-58 $12,516 $113,891
Contract in Canadian currency: $12,000. Signed a two-year, one-way contract with the Toronton Maple Leafs for CAN$10,000 per season. Also got a CAN$2,000 signing bonus.
Source: Copy of contract
1958-59 $10,300 $91,132
Contract in Canadian currency: $10,000. Signed a three-year, one-way contract with the Toronton Maple Leafs for CAN$15,000 per season and bonuses: $500 for 30 goals / $750 for 35 goals / $1000 for 40 goals. Team was also matching bonuses received from the NHL for winning awards. Scored 18 goals and did not earn a bonus.
Source: Copy of contract
1959-60 $15,645 $137,001
Contract in Canadian currency: $15,000. Includes $1,000 bonus for scoring 48 goals.
Source: Copy of contract
1960-61 $16,496 $142,501
Contract in Canadian currency: $16,000. Includes $500 bonus for scoring 33 goals.
Source: Copy of contract
1961-62 $15,299 $130,830
Contract in Canadian currency: $15,500.
Source: Copy of contract
1962-63 $24,898 $210,109
Contract in Canadian currency: $26,600. Signed a four-year, one-way contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs for CAN$25,000 per season with bonuses: $500 if Toronto got 14 or more points than Montreal; $500 for scoring 25 goals; and $100 per goal over 25. Scored 36 goals, earning a $1,600 bonus.
Source: Copy of contract / Book: Boom Boom: The Life and Times of Bernard Geoffrion
1963-64 $23,731 $198,303
Contract in Canadian currency: $25,600. Scored 26 goals, earning a $600 bonus.
Source: Copy of contract
1964-65 $23,175 $191,156
Contract in Canadian currency: $25,000.
Source: Copy of contract
1965-66 $23,826 $193,410
Contract in Canadian currency: $25,675. Scored 32 goals, earning a $675 bonus.
Source: Copy of contract
1966-67 $33,315 $262,114
Contract in Canadian currency: $35,900. Signed a one-year, one-way contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs for CAN$30,000. Bonuses: $2,000 for reaching the Stanley Cup final and $2,000 for winning the Stanley Cup; $200 per goal in the playoffs; $2,000 if the team finishes 1st in the league, $1,500 second, $1,000 third, and $500 fourth; $2,500 if team's best goal scorer; $1,000 if team's second best scorer; $100 per goal over 15 during the regular season; $200 per goal over 30 during the regular season; $1,000 for scoring 30 goals; and a subjective $2,500 bonus if the team feels that he had a good year. Scored 3 goals in the playoffs as the team won the Stanley Cup, earning a $4,600 bonus. Also earned a $1,000 bonus as the team finished 3rd overall in the NHL standing. Was the team's 4th goal scorer, with 18, earning a $300 bonus. (According to the book The Lively World of Hockey, signed a 1-year contract for CAN$35,000.)
Source: Copy of contract
1967-68 $33,465 $256,195
Contract in Canadian currency: $36,100. Signed a two-year, one-way contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs for CAN$35,000. Bonuses: $2,500 for reaching the Stanley Cup final and $2,500 for winning the Stanley Cup; $250 per playoff goal; $2,500 if the team finishes 1st in the league, $2,000 second, $1,500 third, and $1,00 fourth; $2,500 if team's 1st of 2nd in points scoring; $100 per goal over 15 during the regular season; $250 per goal over 30 during the regular season; $1,000 for scoring 30 goals; and a subjective $2,500 bonus if the team feels that he had a good year. Was traded to Detroit during the season and did not make the playoffs. Scored 26 goals, earning a $1,100 bonus.
Source: Copy of contract
1968-69 $42,500 $312,277
After being traded to the Detroit Red Wings during the previous season, signed a one-year, one-way contract with the Red Wings for $40,000. Bonuses: $2,500 for reaching the Stanley Cup playoffs; $2,500 per round won; $2,500 for winning the Stanley Cup; $1,000 if scores 20 goals; $1,500 for 25 goals; $2,500 for 30 goals. Scored 49 goals, earning a $2,500 bonus.
Source: Copy of contract
1969-70 $53,400 $372,054
Signed a two-year, one-way contract with the Red Wings for $45,000. Bonuses: $2,500 if the team finished 3rd of better in the NHL standing; $2,000 if scores 25 goals; $150 per goal between 26 and 35; $2,000 for 36 goals; $200 per goal between 37 and 41; $2,500 for 42 goals; $250 per goal from 42 to 50; $5,000 for 50 goals; $300 for each goal over 50. Earned bonuses of $2,500 as the team finished 3rd overall, and $5,900 for scoring 38 goals.
Source: Copy of contract
1970-71 $47,900 $315,671
Earned bonus of $2,900 for scoring 31 goals.
Source: Copy of contract
1971-72 $85,437 $539,413
Contract in Canadian currency: $86,300. Signed a one-year, one-way contract with the Montreal Canadiens for CAN$80,000. Bonuses: $200 per goal over 30, including the playoffs; $2,000 if in top 10 NHL goal scorers during the regular season; $50 per + point over +20; $1,500 if Canadiens are the lowest scored against team in the division; and another $1,500 if the team is the lowest scored against team in the NHL. Scored 46 goals in season/playoffs, earning a $3,200 bonus plus $2,000 for being a top 10 NHL scorer plus $1,100 for finishing +42.
Source: Copy of contract
1972-73 $102,414 $626,486
Contract in Canadian currency: $101,500. Signed a two-year, one-way contract with the Montreal Canadiens for CAN$80,000 and CAN$90,000. Bonuses: $2,500 if in top 7 NHL goal scorers during the regular season; $2,500 if the Canadien get 100 point or more in the regular season; and $2,500 if he scored 50 goals in the regular season/playoffs. Earned a $2,500 bonus as Montreal got 120 points. Like all players on the roster, got a CAN$19,000 bonus for winning the Stanley Cup with the Montreal Canadiens.
Source: Copy of contract / Book: Robinson for Defense
1973-74 $90,000 $518,311
Contract in Canadian currency: $90,000. Did not earn any of the bonuses.
Source: Copy of contract
1974-75 $255,500 $1,325,180
Contract in Canadian currency: $250,000. With the Toronto Toros in the World Hockey Association.
Source: Book: Les Nordiques
Total:
US$909,816

In today's dollars:
US$5,936,035
NHL Rank:
3024

In today's dollars:
1542

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