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NHL Fortune: $1,500

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Matt Ravlich’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$1,500 (US$13,444 in today's dollars), ranking #5325 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

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Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
1958-59 $1,500 $13,444
Signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Chicago Blackhawks for $7,000 in the NHL and $4,500 in the AHL, with a signing bonus of $1,500. Ended up playing the whole season in the Quebec Hockey League, likely earning less than his AHL salary plus his signing bonus. Ended up having a 10-year NHL career, starting in 1962-63.
Source: Copy of contract
Total:
US$1,500

In today's dollars:
US$13,444
NHL Rank:
5325

In today's dollars:
5327

Contract(s) (click to enlarge)

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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