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Hockey Fortune: $910,717


Roger Neilson’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $910,717 (US $2,126,804 in today's dollars), ranking #3694 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: June 16, 1934
Country of birth: Canada
Salary History - Roger Neilson
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Earnings
In today's
1978-79 $39,465 $183,258
Amount in Canadian currency: $45,000.
As coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Source(s): The Sporting News
1979-80 $70,000 $292,133
As assistant coach of the Buffalo Sabres.
Source(s): La Presse
1982-83 $97,320 $305,474
Amount in Canadian currency: $120,000.
As coach of the Vancouver Canucks
Source(s): The Sporting News
1983-84 $53,932 $164,015
Amount in Canadian currency: $66,500.
48 games into the season, on January 31, 1984, was fired as coach of the Vancouver Canucks. Soon thereafter, he became coach of the Los Angeles Kings for an unknow salary. Although he was under contract at $120,000 per season until the end of 1984-85, the Canucks elected to stop paying him after the firing, arguing that he had joined the Kings. Earned a pro-rated salary of $66,500 with Vancouver plus his unknown Kings salary. In November 1984, Neilson sued the Canucks for the unpaid amount of $53,500. The result of the lawsuit is unknown.
Source(s): The Sporting News / La Presse
1984-85 $0 $0
Was still under contract, for $120,000, with the Vancouver Canucks but the team refused to pay him.
Source(s): The Sporting News
1986-87 $0 $0
Was awarded more than $250,000 in his suit for breach of contract for his 1984 firing by the Vancouver Canucks,
Source(s): The Sporting News
1999-00 $650,000 $1,181,925 462
As coach of the Philadelphia Flyers.
Source(s): The Hockey News, La Presse or Le Droit
Career Total: US $910,717
(In today's dollars: US $2,126,804)

NHL Rank: 3694
(In today's dollars: 3262)