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NHL Fortune: $1,870,000


Rogatien Vachon’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$1,870,000 (US$6,179,725 in today's dollars), ranking #2431 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

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Season   Salary
In today's
1977-78 $120,000 $512,114
Source: Globe and Mail
1978-79 $350,000 $1,387,874
Signed a 5-year contract with the Detroit Red Wings for $1.75M.
Source: La Presse
1979-80 $350,000 $1,247,327
Source: La Presse
1980-81 $350,000 $1,098,544
Source: La Presse
1981-82 $350,000 $995,722
Source: La Presse
1982-83 $350,000 $938,145
Was let go by the Boston Bruins after the 1981-82 season but had a season left on his guaranteed contract and was paid.
Source: La Presse
2010-11 $0 $0 819
Through the firm Classic Auctions, sold for $75,000 of personal hockey memorabilia, saving the proceeds for his grandchildren. The 30 items sold included the Stanley Cup ring he won in 1967-68 with the Montreal Canadiens that sold for $15,000.
Source: The Globe and Mail

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