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NHL Fortune: $420,000

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John Bucyk’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$420,000 (US$2,090,537 in today's dollars), ranking #3988 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$)
+/-
(%)
1972-73 $55,000 $340,179
Signed a one-year, one-way contract with the Boston Bruins for $55,000.
Source: Copy of contract
1973-74 $55,000 $320,412
Estimated minimum salary based on documented salary for 1972-73.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1974-75 $55,000 $288,507
Estimated minimum salary based on documented salary for 1972-73.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1975-76 $55,000 $264,331
Estimated minimum salary based on documented salary for 1972-73.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1976-77 $85,000 $386,331
Signed a one-year, one-way contract with the Boston Bruins for $85,000.
Source: Copy of contract
1977-78 $115,000 $490,775
Retired from pro hockey after the season.
Source: Globe and Mail
Total:
US$420,000

In today's dollars:
US$2,090,537
NHL Rank:
3988

In today's dollars:
2629

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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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