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NHL Fortune: $141,480

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George Ferguson’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$141,480 (US$623,476 in today's dollars), ranking #4679 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$)
+/-
(%)
1976-77 $70,980 $322,609
Contract in Canadian currency: $70,000. Signed a two-year, one-way contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs for CAN$70,000 and CAN$75,000. Included bonus of $1,000 if he got 25 goals or 60 points and $1,500 for 30 goals or 70 points. Did nto earn the bonuses.
Source: Copy of contract
1977-78 $70,500 $300,867
Contract in Canadian currency: $75,000. Did not earn the performance bonuses. (According to the Globe and Mail, earned CAN$80,000)
Source: Copy of contract
Total:
US$141,480

In today's dollars:
US$623,476
NHL Rank:
4679

In today's dollars:
4034

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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