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NHL Fortune: $435,000

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Paul Gardner’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$435,000 (US$1,510,703 in today's dollars), ranking #3953 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$)
+/-
(%)
1977-78 $55,000 $234,719
Source: Globe and Mail
1978-79 $90,000 $356,882
Signed a three-year plus one-option year, one-way contract with the Colorado Rockies for $90,000, $90,000, $100,000 and $100,000. Performance bonuses included, conditional to playing 40 NHL games in the season: $ 2,500 for 40 goals or 80 points; another $ 2,500 for 50 goals or 100 points; and $ 2,500 for each round advanced in playoffs. If the team got 76 points of more in 1978-79 and made the playoffs, was to get a $ 5,000 yearly saary increase for the years remaining in the contract; If the team got 82 points of more in 1979-80 and made the playoffs, was to get a $ 5,000 yearly saary increase for the years remaining in the contract; If the team got 86 points of more in 1980-81 and made the playoffs, was to get a $ 5,000 yearly saary increase for the years remaining in the contract. Did not earn any of the bonuses.
Source: Copy of contract
1979-80 $90,000 $320,741
Did not earn any of the bonuses.
Source: Copy of contract
1980-81 $100,000 $313,870
Did not earn any of the bonuses.
Source: Copy of contract
1981-82 $100,000 $284,492
Did not earn any of the bonuses.
Source: Copy of contract
Total:
US$435,000

In today's dollars:
US$1,510,703
NHL Rank:
3953

In today's dollars:
2967

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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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