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NHL Fortune: $700,000

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Pete Mahovlich’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$700,000 (US$2,435,916 in today's dollars), ranking #3387 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Did you know that Gary Bettman accumulated the 4th largest NHL fortune with $120M?

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All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
1972-73 $0 $0
Contract in Canadian currency: $0. Like all players on the roster, got a CAN$19,000 (CAN$115,000 in today's dollars) bonus for winning the Stanley Cup with the Montreal Canadiens.
Source: Book: Robinson for Defense
1977-78 $125,000 $533,452
Source: Globe and Mail
1978-79 $125,000 $495,669
Estimated minimum salary based on documented salaries for 1977-78 and 1981-82.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1979-80 $125,000 $445,474
Estimated minimum salary based on documented salaries for 1977-78 and 1981-82.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1980-81 $125,000 $392,337
Estimated minimum salary based on documented salaries for 1977-78 and 1981-82.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1981-82 $200,000 $568,984
As a veteran, paid full salary by Detroit despite playing the full season in Adirondack, in the AHL. (According to The Hockey News, he earned $125,000)
Source: Hockey Illustrated Special 1982-83
Total:
US$700,000

In today's dollars:
US$2,435,916
NHL Rank:
3387

In today's dollars:
2463

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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