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NHL Fortune: $204,925

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Mike Pelyk’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$204,925 (US$1,138,442 in today's dollars), ranking #4455 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$)
+/-
(%)
1969-70 $14,400 $101,542
Contract in Canadian currency: $15,500 . Signed a one-year, one-way contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs for CAN$15,500 plus bonuses: $ 250 for a team goals against average between 2.76 and 2.90 if the team makes the playoffs; $ 500 for a team goals against average of 2.75 or less if the team makes the playoffs; $ 1,500 if the team finishes 1st its division; $ 1,000 for second in its division; and $ 750 for 3rd in its division. Did not earn any bonus.
Source: Copy of contract
1970-71 $14,849 $98,940
Contract in Canadian currency: $15,500 . Estimated minimum salary based on documented 1969-70 salary.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1971-72 $23,018 $147,041
Contract in Canadian currency: $23,250 . Signed a one-year, one-way contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs for CAN$22,500 plus bonuses: $ 50 per + over 0; $ 250 for a team goals against average between 2.76 and 2.90 if the team makes the playoffs; $ 750 for a team goals against average of 2.75 or less if the team makes the playoffs; $ 2,000 if the team finishes 1st its division; $ 1,500 for second in its division; and $ 2,000 for 3rd in its division. Earned a $ 750 bonus as the team made the playoffs and had a goals against average under 2.75 during the season.
Source: Copy of contract
1972-73 $31,784 $196,583
Contract in Canadian currency: $31,500 . Signed a one-year, one-way contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs for CAN$31,500 plus bonuses: $500 for +10; $ 50 per + over 10; $500 for +15; $75 per + between 16 and 20; $100 per + over 20; $1,000 for 25 points; another $1,000 for 35 points; $ 250 for a team goals against average between 2.76 and 2.90 if the team makes the playoffs; $ 750 for a team goals against average of 2.75 or less if the team makes the playoffs; $ 2,000 if the team finishes 1st its division; $ 1,500 for second in its division; and $ 1,000 for 3rd in its division. Did not earn any bonus.
Source: Copy of contract
1973-74 $50,375 $293,468
Contract in Canadian currency: $50,375 . Signed a one-year, one-way contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs for CAN$50,000 plus bonuses: $ 75 per + from 1 to 10; $ 750 for +10; $ 100 per + from 11 to 20; $ 1,000 for +20; $ 100 per + over 20; $ 1,000 for +25; 0; $ 500 for a team goals against average between 2.76 and 2.90 if the team makes the playoffs; $ 1,500 for a team goals against average of 2.75 or less if the team makes the playoffs; $ 1,000 if the team wins more than 2 games in each playoff round. Earned $ 375 in bonus for his +5.
Source: Copy of contract
1977-78 $70,500 $300,867
Contract in Canadian currency: $75,000 .
Source: Globe and Mail
Total:
US$204,925

In today's dollars:
US$1,138,442
NHL Rank:
4455

In today's dollars:
3261

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