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NHL Fortune: $5,500


Frank Nighbor’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$5,500 (US$106,401 in today's dollars), ranking #5296 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

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Season   Salary
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1915-16 $1,500 $38,377
Contract in Canadian currency: $1,500. With the Ottawa Senators of the National Hockey Association.
Source: Book: Win, Tie, or Wrangle: The Inside Story of the Old Ottawa Senators
1931-32 $4,000 $68,024
Signed a one-year contract with the Buffalo Bisons of the International Hockey League for $4,000. Ended playing only 1 game and then never played professional hockey after. It is unclear if he ended up receiving his whole salary.
Source: Copy of contract

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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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