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NHL Fortune: $1,905,500

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Derek Sanderson’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US $1,905,501 (US $11,498,536 in today's dollars), ranking #2172 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Season   Salary
($US)
In today's
$
NHL
Rank
+/-
($)
+/-
(%)
1965-66 $13,167 $106,883
Signed a 3-year contract with Boston for $39,500
Source: Book: The Rebel League
1966-67 $13,167 $103,594
Source: Book: The Rebel League
1967-68 $13,167 $100,802
According to Inside Hockey 1970-71, he made $US 10,000.
Source: Book: The Rebel League
1968-69 $25,000 $183,693
Signed a one-year deal with Boston for $25,000
Source: Book: The Rebel League
1969-70 $13,000 $90,575
Source: Inside Hockey 1970-71
1970-71 $13,000 $85,673
Estimated minimum salary based on documented 1969-70 salary.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1971-72 $13,000 $82,077
Estimated minimum salary based on documented 1969-70 salary.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1972-73 $1,613,000 $9,867,084
Signed a contract with the Philadelphia Blazers of the World Hockey Association. Received $600,000 in cash as part of a $2.65-million, five-year deal (some source say that he got a 10-year deal for $2.6M). Regardless, after only 8 games in which he got injured and played poorly, a new owner came in and bought back his contract for $1M. He then went back to Boston in the NHL. Revenue = $1.613k: $600k cash bonus + $1M buyback + $13,000 NHL salary.
Source: NY Times; Book: The Rebel League
1973-74 $13,000 $74,867
Estimated minimum salary based on documented 1969-70 salary.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1974-75 $13,000 $67,426
Estimated minimum salary based on documented 1969-70 salary.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1975-76 $13,000 $61,786
Estimated minimum salary based on documented 1969-70 salary.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1976-77 $150,000 $674,077
Source: The Hockey News 1978 Yearbook
Total:
US $1,905,501

In today's dollars:
US $11,498,536
NHL Rank:
2172

In today's dollars:
1049