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Hockey Fortune: $1,024,298

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Paul Henderson’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $1,024,298 (US $6,083,377 in today's dollars), ranking #3547 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: January 28, 1943
Country of birth: Canada
Position: LW
Salary History - Paul Henderson
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Earnings
(US$)
In today's
US$
Rank
1963-64 $15,000 $149,265
Earned the NHL's minimum salary of $7,000 plus a $1,500 signing bonus and a $6,500 bonus because the Red Wings made the Stanley Cup final.
Source(s): Book: The Goal of My Life
1964-65 $8,500 $83,493
Salary of $8,500.
Source(s): Book: The Goal of My Life
1965-66 $10,000 $96,699
Salary of $10,000.
Source(s): Book: The Goal of My Life
1966-67 $15,000 $140,847
Salary of $15,000.
Source(s): Book: The Goal of My Life
1967-68 $20,750 $189,524
Signed a one-year, one-way contract with the Detroit Red Wings for $20,750. Bonuses included $2,500 if the team made the playoffs, $1,000 if it won the second round, $1,500 if it made the final, $2,000 if it won the Stanley Cup, $1,500 if he got 25 goals or 60 points if the team made the playoffs, and $100 per goal over 25. He did not earn any of the bonuses.
Source(s): Copy of contract
1968-69 $27,098 $237,396
Amount in Canadian currency: $29,200.
Signed a one-year, one-way contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs for CAN$25,000. Bonuses included $2,500 if the team made the playoffs, $1,000 if it won the first round, $1,500 if it made the final, $2,000 if it won the Stanley Cup, $1,000 if he scored 20 goals in the regular season, and $100 per goal over 20. He did not earn any of the bonuses. He earned $ 2,500 because the team made the playoffs and $1,700 for scoring 27 goals.
Source(s): Copy of contract
1973-74 $75,000 $514,696
Amount in Canadian currency: $75,000.
Source(s): Book: The Goal of My Life
1974-75 $255,500 $1,578,805
Amount in Canadian currency: $250,000.
In April 1974, was rumored to have been offered $850,000 for five years by the Toronto Toros, of the WHA. Prior to the season, signed a five-year contract with the Toros, for a salary of $150,000, doubling his NHL salary, plus an unknow signing bonus, assumed to be $100,000 based on the April 1974 rumors. Earned his $150,000 salary plus his $100,000 signing bonus. (Earned $175,000 according to another edition of La Presse.)
Source(s): Book: The Goal of My Life / La Presse
1975-76 $147,450 $834,783
Amount in Canadian currency: $150,000.
With the Toronto Toros, in the WHA.
Source(s): Book: The Goal of My Life / La Presse
1976-77 $150,000 $803,110
With the Birmingham Bulls, in the WHA.
Source(s): Book: The Goal of My Life
1977-78 $150,000 $754,083
With the Birmingham Bulls, in the WHA.
Source(s): Book: The Goal of My Life
1978-79 $150,000 $700,675
With the Birmingham Bulls, in the WHA.
Source(s): Book: The Goal of My Life
Career Total: US $1,024,298
(In today's dollars: US $6,083,377)

NHL Rank: 3547
(In today's dollars: 2013)

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