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NHL Fortune: $1,552,830

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Darryl Sittler’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$1,552,830 (US$4,751,367 in today's dollars), ranking #2641 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 $155,100 $661,907
Contract in Canadian currency: $165,000.
Source: Globe and Mail
1978-79 $144,705 $573,806
Contract in Canadian currency: $165,000. Estimated minimum salary earned based on documented salaries for 1978-79 and 1981-82.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1979-80 $140,910 $502,174
Contract in Canadian currency: $165,000. Estimated minimum salary earned based on documented salaries for 1978-79 and 1981-82.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1980-81 $141,075 $442,792
Contract in Canadian currency: $165,000. Estimated minimum salary earned based on documented salaries for 1978-79 and 1981-82.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1981-82 $221,040 $628,841
On January 20, 1982, after being traded from Toronto to Philadelphia midway through the season, signed a three-year plus one option year, one-way, contract with the Philadelphia Flyers for $110,520 in 1981-82 (it is assumed that it was for the remaining half season and that he earned the same for the first half) and $250,000 per season for the following 3 years.
Source: Book: Blue Lines, Goal Lines & Bottom Lines
1982-83 $250,000 $670,104
Source: Book: Blue Lines, Goal Lines & Bottom Lines
1983-84 $250,000 $649,247
Source: Book: Blue Lines, Goal Lines & Bottom Lines
1984-85 $250,000 $622,497
Retired from pro-hockey after the season.
Source: Book: Blue Lines, Goal Lines & Bottom Lines
Total:
US$1,552,830

In today's dollars:
US$4,751,367
NHL Rank:
2641

In today's dollars:
1821

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