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NHL Fortune: $279,501

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Net worth / salary history of Derek Sanderson, who earned US $279,501 (US $1,581,764 in today's dollars) in his career, ranking #3895 in NHL career earnings / fortunes accumulated.

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
1971-72 $13,000 $82,077
1972-73 $13,000 $79,524
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.
Source: NY Times; Book: The Rebel League
1973-74 $13,000 $74,867
1976-77 $150,000 $674,077
Source: The Hockey News 1978 Yearbook
Total:
$279,501

In today's dollars:
$1,581,764
NHL Rank:
3895

In today's dollars:
2587