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NHL Fortune: $547,516

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Dave Farrish’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$547,516 (US$1,766,048 in today's dollars), ranking #3723 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 $65,000 $277,395
Source: Globe and Mail
1978-79 $65,000 $257,748
Estimated minimum salary based on documented salaries for 1977-78 and 1979-80.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1979-80 $76,860 $273,913
Contract in Canadian currency: $90,000. Signed a four year, plus one option year, one-way contract with the Quebec Nordiques: CAN$90,000, CAN$95,000, $ 100,000, $ 105,000 and CAN$110,000. Bonuses included CAN$2,500 per playoff rounds won; $ 1,000 for making the playoffs while playing 50 games in the season; and $ 2,5000 for finishing between 3rd and 10th places in voting for NHL All Star Teams. Did not earn any bonus.
Source: Copy of contract
1980-81 $82,080 $257,624
Contract in Canadian currency: $96,000. Bonuses included CAN$2,500 per playoff rounds won; $ 1,000 for making the playoffs while playing 50 games in the season; and $ 2,5000 for finishing between 3rd and 10th places in voting for NHL All Star Teams. Earned the $ 1,000 bonus for making the playoffs and playing 74 NHL games.
Source: Copy of contract
1981-82 $83,400 $237,266
Contract in Canadian currency: $100,000. Bonuses included CAN$2,500 per playoff rounds won; $ 1,000 for making the playoffs while playing 50 games in the season; and $ 2,5000 for finishing between 3rd and 10th places in voting for NHL All Star Teams. Did not earn any bonus.
Source: Copy of contract
1982-83 $85,966 $230,425
Contract in Canadian currency: $106,000. Bonuses included CAN$2,500 per playoff rounds won; $ 1,000 for making the playoffs while playing 50 games in the season; and $ 2,5000 for finishing between 3rd and 10th places in voting for NHL All Star Teams. Earned the $ 1,000 bonus for making the playoffs and playing 56 NHL games.
Source: Copy of contract
1983-84 $89,210 $231,677
Contract in Canadian currency: $110,000. Bonuses included CAN$2,500 per playoff rounds won; $ 1,000 for making the playoffs while playing 50 games in the season; and $ 2,5000 for finishing between 3rd and 10th places in voting for NHL All Star Teams. Did not earn any bonus. Never played again in the NHL after that season, playing in the AHL and in Europe.
Source: Copy of contract
Total:
US$547,516

In today's dollars:
US$1,766,048
NHL Rank:
3723

In today's dollars:
2806

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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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