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Hockey Fortune: $1,134,300

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Don Cherry’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $1,134,300 (US $5,078,528 in today's dollars), ranking #3446 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: February 5, 1934
Country of birth: Canada
Position: D
Salary History - Don Cherry
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Earnings
(US$)
In today's
US$
Rank
1954-55 $4,500 $50,765
His first as a player in minor pro hockey.
Source(s): Book: Don Cherry's Hockey Stories and Stuff
1955-56 $4,500 $50,898
Source(s): Book: Don Cherry's Hockey Stories and Stuff
1956-57 $4,500 $50,149
Source(s): Book: Don Cherry's Hockey Stories and Stuff
1957-58 $4,500 $48,524
Source(s): Book: Don Cherry's Hockey Stories and Stuff
1958-59 $4,500 $47,230
Source(s): Book: Don Cherry's Hockey Stories and Stuff
1959-60 $4,200 $43,643
Source(s): Book: Don Cherry's Hockey Stories and Stuff
1960-61 $4,200 $43,008
Source(s): Book: Don Cherry's Hockey Stories and Stuff
1961-62 $4,200 $42,562
Source(s): Book: Don Cherry's Hockey Stories and Stuff
1962-63 $4,200 $42,056
Source(s): Book: Don Cherry's Hockey Stories and Stuff
1963-64 $6,000 $59,353
Source(s): Book: Don Cherry's Hockey Stories and Stuff
1964-65 $6,000 $58,588
Estimated minor league salary based on documented salary for 1963-64 and 1966-67.
Source(s): HockeyZonePlus
1965-66 $6,000 $57,677
Estimated minor league salary based on documented salary for 1963-64 and 1966-67.
Source(s): HockeyZonePlus
1966-67 $5,000 $46,672
With the Rochester Americans, in the AHL, in the Toronto Maple Leafs system. (Earned $6,000 according to Gary Smith, on the Pro Hockey Alumni podcast.)
Source(s): Book: Don Cherry's Sports Heroes
1971-72 $25,000 $187,021
As coach of the Rochester Americans in the American Hockey League. His first season coaching.
Source(s): Book: Don Cherry's Hockey Stories and Stuff
1972-73 $25,000 $181,074
As coach of the Rochester Americans in the American Hockey League.
Source(s): Book: Don Cherry's Hockey Stories and Stuff
1973-74 $25,000 $170,552
As coach of the Rochester Americans in the American Hockey League.
Source(s): Book: Don Cherry's Hockey Stories and Stuff
1974-75 $40,000 $245,711
Prior to the season, signed a three-year contract as coach of the Boston Bruins for $40,000 per year.
Source(s): Book: Don Cherry's Hockey Stories and Stuff / Book: Hockey's Hot Stove
1975-76 $40,000 $225,121
As coach of the Boston Bruins.
Source(s): Book: Don Cherry's Hockey Stories and Stuff
1976-77 $40,000 $212,898
As coach of the Boston Bruins.
Source(s): Book: Don Cherry's Hockey Stories and Stuff
1977-78 $60,000 $299,852
Prior to the season, signed a two-year contract as coach of the Boston Bruins for $60,000 per year.
Source(s): The Sporting News
1978-79 $67,000 $311,119
As coach of the Boston Bruins, earned a $60,000 base salary plus a $7,000 bonus.
Source(s): Book: Straight Up and Personal / The Sporting News / La Presse
1979-80 $150,000 $625,999
On May 30, 1979, signed a five-year contract as coach of the Colorado Rockies for $150,000 per season, becoming the best paid NHL coach, at the time. The team had the league-worst record and he was fired after the season. He never coached again in the NHL and per The Sporting News, he was still paid being under contract.
Source(s): The Sporting News / La Presse
1980-81 $150,000 $551,329
Did not coach, having been fired after the 1979-80 season, but was still under contract.
Source(s): The Sporting News
1981-82 $150,000 $499,725
Did not coach, having been fired after the 1979-80 season, but was still under contract.
Source(s): The Sporting News
1982-83 $150,000 $470,829
Did not coach, having been fired after the 1979-80 season, but was still under contract.
Source(s): The Sporting News
1983-84 $150,000 $456,175
Did not coach, having been fired after the 1979-80 season, but was still under contract.
Source(s): The Sporting News
Career Total: US $1,134,300
(In today's dollars: US $5,078,528)

NHL Rank: 3446
(In today's dollars: 2204)