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NHL Fortune: $890,716

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Gerry Cheevers’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$890,716 (US$4,752,418 in today's dollars), ranking #3167 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$)
+/-
(%)
1971-72 $45,000 $287,471
Source: Book: Blue Lines, Goal Lines & Bottom Lines
1972-73 $171,429 $1,060,302
Signed 7-year, $1.2M contract with the Cleveland Crusaders of the World Hockey Association. (It was a six-year contract for $1M according to the book Blue Lines, Goal Lines & Bottom Lines.)
Source: Book: The Rebel League
1973-74 $171,429 $998,690
With Cleveland of the WHA
Source: Book: The Rebel League
1974-75 $171,429 $899,246
With Cleveland of the WHA
Source: Book: The Rebel League
1975-76 $171,429 $823,891
With Cleveland of the WHA. Finished the season back with the Boston Bruins, in the NHL.
Source: Book: The Rebel League
1977-78 $160,000 $682,818
Source: Globe and Mail
Total:
US$890,716

In today's dollars:
US$4,752,418
NHL Rank:
3167

In today's dollars:
1820

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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