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NHL Fortune: $2,312,000

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Brad Park’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$2,312,000 (US$9,177,729 in today's dollars), ranking #2215 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

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All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
1965-66 $0 $0
Contract in Canadian currency: $0. Earned CAN$45 per week as a junior with the Toronto Marlboros of the Ontario Hockey Association.
Source: Book: Straight Shooter: The Brad Park Story
1966-67 $0 $0
Contract in Canadian currency: $0. Earned CAN$55 per week as a junior with the Toronto Marlboros of the Ontario Hockey Association.
Source: Book: Straight Shooter: The Brad Park Story
1969-70 $12,000 $84,622
Source: NY Times
1971-72 $25,000 $159,706
Source: Book: Straight Shooter: The Brad Park Story
1972-73 $200,000 $1,237,016
Signed a 5-year contract with the NY Rangers for $200,000 per season. ($250,000 per season according to the book The California Golden Seals)
Source: NY Times
1973-74 $200,000 $1,165,135
Source: NY Times
1974-75 $200,000 $1,049,118
Source: NY Times
1975-76 $200,000 $961,204
Source: NY Times
1976-77 $200,000 $909,014
Source: NY Times
1977-78 $250,000 $1,066,903
Source: Globe and Mail
1982-83 $300,000 $804,124
Source: Book: Straight Shooter: The Brad Park Story
1984-85 $275,000 $684,747
He retired as a pro hockey player after the season.
Source: Mclean's
1985-86 $150,000 $360,686
As coach of the Detroit Red Wings. Signed 3-year contract as coach for $150,000 per season plus a $50,000 bonus per season if the team made the playoffs. Was fired after 45 games. The team did not make the playoffs in 1985-86 but made them in 1986-87 and 1987-88 while Park was still paid per his guaranteed contract. The Red Wings balked at paying the $100,000 bonus, went to court and per the court decision, they had to pay an undisclosed amount that Park deemed as fair.
Source: Book: Straight Shooter: The Brad Park Story
1986-87 $150,000 $353,973
1987-88 $150,000 $341,480
Total:
US$2,312,000

In today's dollars:
US$9,177,729
NHL Rank:
2215

In today's dollars:
1284

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