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NHL Fortune: $5,406

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Syl Apps’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US $5,406 (US $89,482 in today's dollars), ranking #5723 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: January 18, 1915
Country of birth: Canada
Position: C

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
1942-43 $5,406 $89,482
Contract 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.
Source: The Sporting News
Career Total: US $5,406
(In today's dollars: US $89,482)

NHL Rank: 5723
(In today's dollars: 5621)

His son Syl Junior also played in the NHL.

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