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NHL Fortune: $3,200,320

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Ron Low’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$3,200,320 (US$5,284,286 in today's dollars), ranking #1887 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$)
+/-
(%)
1971-72 $0 $0
Contract in Canadian currency: $0. Had a try-out agreement with the Toronto Maple Leafs stipulating that the team would pay expenses such as hotel rooms, meals and railroad fare to attend the training camp. Played the season in the American Hockey League and Central Hockey League.
Source: Copy of agreement
1972-73 $30,270 $187,222
Contract in Canadian currency: $30,000. Signed a three-year, one-way contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs for CAN$30,000, CAN$35,000 and CAN$45,000. NHL bonuses for 1973-74: $ 2,000 for 50 games or a goals against average under 3.00; $ 5,000 for a goals against average under 2.80; $ 150 per shutout. NHL bonuses for 1974-75: $ 2,500 for a goals against average under 2.85; $ 5,000 for a goals against average under 2.70; $ 150 per shutout.
Source: Copy of contract
1973-74 $35,000 $203,899
Contract in Canadian currency: $35,000. Played in the AHL.
Source: Copy of contract
1974-75 $45,050 $236,314
Played in the NHL and did not earn any of the bonuses.
Source: Copy of contract
1996-97 $260,000 $428,764 936
As coach of the Edmonton Oilers.
Source: The Hockey News
1997-98 $290,000 $467,303 666 $30,000 12%
As coach of the Edmonton Oilers.
Source: The Hockey News
1998-99 $290,000 $460,164 733
As coach of the Edmonton Oilers. Estimated minimum salary based on documented salary for 1997-98.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
2000-01 $750,000 $1,126,568 423
As coach of the New York Rangers.
Source: The Hockey News
2001-02 $750,000 $1,095,584 459
As coach of the New York Rangers.
Source: The Hockey News
2002-03 $750,000 $1,078,469 479
Was fired as coach of the New York Rangers after the 2001-02 season but had a guaranteed contract until the end of the 2002-03 season.
Source: The Hockey News
Total:
US$3,200,320

In today's dollars:
US$5,284,286
NHL Rank:
1887

In today's dollars:
1715

Contract(s) (click to enlarge)

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