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NHL Fortune: $253,825


Dale DeGray’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$253,825 (US$553,406 in today's dollars), ranking #4389 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: September 3, 1963
Country of birth: Canada
Position: D
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1981
  • Round #8
  • Overall Pick: 162
  • By: Calgary Flames

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
In today's
1987-88 $84,825 $193,107
Contract in Canadian currency: $112,500. Signed a one-year plus one option year, two-way contract with the Toronto Maples Leafs: CAN$115,000 in the NHL and CAN$35,000 in the minor leagues. Bonuses included: $ 5,000 after playing 30 NHL games; $ 5,000 for finishing 1st in the division if he played over 40 games; $ 4,000 for finishing 2nd in the division if he played over 40 games; $ 3,000 for finishing 3rd in the division if he played over 40 games; $ 2,500 per playoff rounds if he played at least 1 game. Played 56 NHL games and 8 AHL games, earning $ 112,500 plus bonuses of $ 5,000 for playing over 40 games and $ 2,500 for playing in one playoff round.
Source: Copy of contract
1988-89 $124,000 $271,215
Playes all season with the Los Angeles Kings, earning $ 115,000 plus bonuses of $ 4,000 for finish in 2nd place in the division and $ 5,000 for playing in two playoff rounds.
Source: Copy of contract
1990-91 $45,000 $89,084 661
Two-way contract: $145,000 in the NHL and $45,000 in the minor leagues. He played in the AHL, earning a minor league salary.
Source: The Hockey News
Career Earnings: US$253,825
(In today's dollars: US$553,406)

NHL Rank: 4389
(In today's dollars: 4295)

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