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NHL Fortune: $336,274

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Dave Hutchison’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$336,274 (US$1,562,131 in today's dollars), ranking #4146 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$)
+/-
(%)
1972-73 $75,000 $463,881
After being drafted in the 3rd round, 36th overall, the Los Angeles Kings offered him a two-way contract at $12,000 in the NHL and $7,000 in the minors. Instead, he signed a two-year, one-way, contract with the Philadelphia Blazers, of the World Hockey Association, for $25,000 per year and a $50,000 signing bonus.
Source: Book: Blue Lines, Goal Lines & Bottom Lines
1973-74 $25,000 $145,642
Source: Book: Blue Lines, Goal Lines & Bottom Lines
1974-75 $32,500 $170,482
Signed a three-year, one-way contract with the Los Angeles Kings: $32,500, $37,000 and $45,000. Bonuses included $1,000 if he finished in the Top 3 on his team for +/-. He did not earn the bonus.
Source: Copy of contract
1975-76 $37,000 $177,823
Bonuses included $1,000 if he finished in the Top 3 on his team for +/-. He did not earn the bonus.
Source: Copy of contract
1976-77 $45,000 $204,528
Bonuses included $1,000 if he finished in the Top 3 on his team for +/-. He did not earn the bonus.
Source: Copy of contract
1977-78 $50,000 $213,381
Source: Globe and Mail
1983-84 $71,774 $186,395
Contract in Canadian currency: $88,500. Signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs for CAN$88,500 in the NHL and CAN$25,000 in the minor leagues. He played the whole season in the NHL and retired from pro hockey after the season.
Source: Copy of contract
Total:
US$336,274

In today's dollars:
US$1,562,131
NHL Rank:
4146

In today's dollars:
2931

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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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