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NHL Fortune: $510,800

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Richard David’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$510,800 (US$1,722,877 in today's dollars), ranking #3779 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$)
+/-
(%)
1978-79 $175,400 $695,523
Contract in Canadian currency: $200,000 . As a rookie, signed a 5-year one-way contract with the Quebec Nordiques, who were then in the World Hockey Association, for CAN$100,000 per year. Included a CAN$100,000 signing bonus.
Source: La Presse / Book: Michel Bergeron a coeur ouvert
1979-80 $85,400 $304,348
Contract in Canadian currency: $100,000 . One-way contract.
Source: La Presse
1980-81 $85,500 $268,359
Contract in Canadian currency: $100,000 . One-way contract.
Source: La Presse
1981-82 $83,400 $237,266
Contract in Canadian currency: $100,000 . One-way contract.
Source: La Presse
1982-83 $81,100 $217,382
Contract in Canadian currency: $100,000 . One-way contract.
Source: La Presse
Total:
US$510,800

In today's dollars:
US$1,722,877
NHL Rank:
3779

In today's dollars:
2824

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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