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NHL Fortune: $53,500

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Lynn Patrick’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$53,500 (US$578,065 in today's dollars), ranking #5081 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$)
+/-
(%)
1941-42 $5,500 $96,646
Signed a one-year contract with the New York Rangers for $5,000 plus a $ 500 bonus if he was name on the 1st or 2nd NHL All Star Team. Named on the 1st All Star Team, he earned the bonus.
Source: Copy of contract
1950-51 $12,000 $128,954
As coach of the Boston Bruins.
Source: Book: Blades on Ice: A century of professional hockey
1951-52 $12,000 $119,565
Estimated salary based on documented salary for 1950-51. As coach of the Boston Bruins.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1952-53 $12,000 $116,908
Estimated salary based on documented salary for 1950-51. As coach of the Boston Bruins.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1953-54 $12,000 $115,991
Estimated salary based on documented salary for 1950-51. As coach of the Boston Bruins. Retired as coach after the season to become General Manager of the Bruins.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
Total:
US$53,500

In today's dollars:
US$578,065
NHL Rank:
5081

In today's dollars:
4169

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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