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NHL Fortune: $277,790


Bobby Baun’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$277,790 (US$1,934,125 in today's dollars), ranking #4264 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

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Season   Salary
In today's
1966-67 $27,840 $221,914
Contract in Canadian currency: $30,000.
Source: Book: Hockey Stars of 1969
1967-68 $37,500 $290,760
Signed a 3-year, one-way, $37,500/year contract with the Oakland Seals after being their 1st pick at the NHL expansion draft.
Source: Book: Hockey Stars of 1969
1968-69 $37,500 $278,889
Source: Book: Hockey Stars of 1969
1969-70 $37,500 $264,442
Source: Book: Hockey Stars of 1969
1970-71 $37,500 $249,865
Estimated salary based on documented salaries for 1969-70 and 1971-72.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1971-72 $49,500 $316,218
Contract in Canadian currency: $50,000. Signed a three-year, one-way contract with the Toronto Maples Leafs for CAN$50,000 per season. Possible bonuses included CAN$10,000 if the team won the Stanley Cup and CAN$3,000 if he helped the goalies maintain a goal-against average at 2.40 or less. He did not earn the bonuses.
Source: Copy of contract
1972-73 $50,450 $312,037
Contract in Canadian currency: $50,000. Five games into the season, he got a career-ending neck injury and never played professional again.
Source: Copy of contract.

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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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