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NHL Fortune: $48,140


Les Binkley’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$48,140 (US$348,110 in today's dollars), ranking #5122 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

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Season   Salary
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1956-57 $3,820 $36,353
Signed a one-year contract with the Charlotte Clippers, of the Eastern Hockey League, for $160/week with a guaranteed 22 week. Included bonuses of $ 300 if the team finished in 1st place; $ 200 for 2nd place; $ 100 for 3rd place and $ 50 for 4th place. Was to receive $ 125 if he had the league's best goal against average. Earned $ 3520 alary plus the $ 300 bonus for finishing in 1st place.
Source: Copy of contract
1961-62 $6,000 $51,922
Signed a one-year contract with the Cleveland Barons of the American Hockey League for $4,750 plus $1,000 signing bonus and $ US 250 if the team made the playoffs, which they did.
Source: Copy of agreement
1966-67 $9,500 $75,725
Signed a one-year contract with the San Diego Gulls of the Western Hockey League for $9,500 plus a $ 500 bonus if the team made the playoffs and $ 500 if he played more than 36 games with a goal against average under 3.20. He did not earn the bonuses.
Source: Copy of contract
1971-72 $28,820 $184,109
Signed a one-year contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins for $27,500 plus bonuses: $ 150 per shutout; $ 500 if he played over 35 games and had the lowest goal against average in the Western division; $ 500 if he played over 35 games and had a goal against average of 2.85 or better; $ 20 per point for each point the team got in the standing if they made the playoffs. He only earned $ 1,320 for the 66 points that the Penguins got in the standings.
Source: Copy of contract

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Interesting animated bar chart race showing that 36 players and 1 commissioner appeared, in the past 25 years, in the yearly Top Ten NHL/hockey fortunes accumulated. Jaromir Jagr is #1 in total hockey earnings since 2002-03 and will be taken over in 2-3 years by Crosby and Ovechkin. How is your 401k/RSSP doing?

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