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Hockey Fortune: $5,406

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Syl Apps’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $5,406 (US $100,274 in today's dollars), ranking #6160 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: January 18, 1915
Country of birth: Canada
Position: C
Salary History - Syl Apps
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Earnings
(US$)
In today's
US$
Rank
1942-43 $5,406 $100,274
Amount in Canadian currency: $6,000.
After 29 games, he broke his leg and missed the rest of the season. With a $6,000 salary for the year, he wrote a $1,000 check to the Maple Leafs because he felt he was earning more than he deserved. The team did not cash the check. (He earned $8,000 according to the Society for International Hockey Research newsletter.)
Source(s): The Sporting News
1947-48 $0 $0
Amount in Canadian currency: $0.
During his last season in the NHL, was appointed as Ontario Commissioner of athletics for a yearly salary of C $5,000. He reportedly turned down an offer to come back with the Maple Leafs, in 1948-49, for a salary of C $20,000.
Source(s): The Hockey News
Career Total: US $5,406
(In today's dollars: US $100,274)

NHL Rank: 6160
(In today's dollars: 6017)

His son Syl Junior also played in the NHL.