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NHL Fortune: $699,486

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Jack Valiquette’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US $699,486 (US $2,953,395 in today's dollars), ranking #3324 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

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Season   Salary
($US)
In today's
$
NHL
Rank
+/-
($)
+/-
(%)
1974-75 $117,796 $610,961
After being drafted 13th overall in the 1st NHL round, signed a 5-year contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs: $C 60,000 / $C 70,000 / $C 80,000 and salaries to be determined later for 1977-78 and 1979=80 in the NHL. If he was to play in the minors, he was to rceive the sama saary except for $C 40,000 in 1974-75. Included a signing bonus of $C 200,000 to be paid over 7 years: $C 75,000, $C 50,000 and $C 15,000 for each of the next 5 years. He played 76 games in the CHL and 1 game in the NHL, earning $C 40,260 plus his $C 75,000 signing bonus.
Source: Copy of contract
1975-76 $117,960 $560,639
Source: Copy of contract
1976-77 $96,330 $432,892
Source: Copy of contract
1977-78 $79,900 $337,136
For the two years remaining on his contract, agreed to be paid $C 70,000 and $ 80,000 plus bonuses: $ 2,5000 if he got 20 goals or 50 points; another $ 2,5000 for 25 goals or 60 points; another $ 2,5000 for 30 goals or 65 points; and another $ 2,5000 for 35 goals or 70 points. He did not earn a bonus.
Source: Copy of contract / Globe and Mail
1978-79 $97,500 $382,373
Earned $ 2,500 bonus with 23 goals and 57 points.
Source: Copy of contract
1979-80 $95,000 $334,594
Based on 1978-79 documented salary, it is assumed that he earned the same base salary, plus the $ 15,000 portion of his signing bonus.
Source: HockeyZonePlus / Copy of contract
1980-81 $95,000 $294,800
Based on 1978-79 documented salary, it is assumed that he earned the same base salary, plus the $ 15,000 portion of his signing bonus. He retired from pro hockey after the season.
Source: HockeyZonePlus / Copy of contract
Total:
US $699,486

In today's dollars:
US $2,953,395
NHL Rank:
3324

In today's dollars:
2136

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