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NHL Fortune: $405,300

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Phil Esposito’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US $405,300 (US $1,998,536 in today's dollars), ranking #3876 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

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Season   Salary
($US)
In today's
$
NHL
Rank
+/-
($)
+/-
(%)
1963-64 $5,800 $48,466
Source: SportingNewsRadio interview
1964-65 $10,000 $82,484
Signed a two-year, one-way contract with the Chicago Blackhawks for $US 8,500 and $US 10,000. Regular season bonuses for 1964-65 included $500 for 40 points or more, $500 for 15 goals or more, another $500 for 20 goals or more. Regular season bonuses for 1965-66 included $500 for 15 goals or more, another $500 for 20 goals or more. Got 23 goals and 55 points, earning a bonus of $ 1,500. (According to Phil Esposito on Pioneers on NHL Network, he earned $US 6,500)
Source: Copy of contract
1965-66 $11,000 $89,292
Scored 27 goals, earning a bonus of $ 1,000.
Source: Copy of contract
1966-67 $16,000 $125,883
Signed a two-year, one-way contract with the Chicago Blackhawks for $US 16,000 and $US 17,000. Regular season bonuses included $1,000 for scoring over 30 goals in the season. Did not earn the bonus.
Source: Copy of contract
1967-68 $18,000 $137,802
Earned $1,000 bonus with 35 goals. (According to Phil Esposito on Pioneers on NHL Network, he earned $10,000 base salary plus bonuses based on number of goals: $500 for 20; an additional $1,000 for 25; an additional $1,000 for 30 goals; an additional $2,000 for 35; an additional $5,000 for 40.)
Source: Copy of contract
1968-69 $19,500 $143,280
$10,000 base salary plus bonus based on number of goals: $500 for 20; an additional $1,000 for 25; an additional $1,000 for 30 goals; an additional $2,000 for 35; an additional $5,000 for 40. Scored 49 goals, earning $ 9,500 in bonuses.
Source: Phil Esposito on Pioneers (NHL Network)
1977-78 $325,000 $1,371,328
Source: Globe and Mail / The Hockey News 1979 Yearbook
Total:
US $405,300

In today's dollars:
US $1,998,536
NHL Rank:
3876

In today's dollars:
2523

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