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NHL Fortune: $126,540

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Bernard Geoffrion’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$126,540 (US$831,884 in today's dollars), ranking #4749 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$)
+/-
(%)
1960-61 $0 $0
Contract in Canadian currency: $0. A clause in his contract gave him CAN$1,000 for his first 20 goals and CAN$100 per additional goal. He scored 50 goals for a bonus of $4,000 (about CAN$35,000 in today's dollar.)
Source: Book: Boom Boom: The Life and Times of Bernard Geoffrion
1963-64 $18,540 $156,615
Contract in Canadian currency: $20,000.
Source: The Hockey News
1967-68 $27,000 $209,347
His highest salary as a NHL player, in his last year before retiring as a player.
Source: Book: Boom Boom: The Life and Times of Bernard Geoffrion
1972-73 $27,000 $166,997
As coach of the Atlanta Flames. Signed a 3-year deal for $27,000 per season.
Source: Book: Boom Boom: The Life and Times of Bernard Geoffrion
1973-74 $27,000 $157,293
As coach of the Atlanta Flames.
Source: Book: Boom Boom: The Life and Times of Bernard Geoffrion
1974-75 $27,000 $141,631
As coach of the Atlanta Flames.
Source: Book: Boom Boom: The Life and Times of Bernard Geoffrion
Total:
US$126,540

In today's dollars:
US$831,884
NHL Rank:
4749

In today's dollars:
3584

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