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NHL Fortune: $1,603,870


Ulf Nilsson’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $1,603,870 (US $7,271,917 in today's dollars), ranking #2972 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Country of birth: Sweden
Position: G
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1983
  • Round #12
  • Overall Pick: 233
  • By: New York Rangers

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
In today's
1974-75 $61,320 $366,104
Contract in Canadian currency: $60,000. Signed a two-year contract with the Winnipeg Jets, of the World Hockey Association, for $60,000 per season. (According to The Hockey News 1979 Yearbook, the contract was for $55,000 per season)
Source: Book: The Rebel League
1975-76 $98,300 $537,709
Contract in Canadian currency: $100,000. Twelve game into the season, signed new contract with the Winnipeg Jets for $600,000 for the rest of 1975-76 and the four following season ($100,000 for 1975-76 and $125,000 per season after). Had a contract clause allowing him, after the first two seasons, to negotiate with any NHL team and leave unless the Jets came up with a counter offer in 30 days withing $20,000 of the NHL offer.
Source: Book: The Hot Line / Book: The Rebel League
1976-77 $126,750 $655,688
Contract in Canadian currency: $125,000.
Source: Book: The Hot Line
1977-78 $117,500 $570,731
Contract in Canadian currency: $125,000. (Earned $140,000 according to The Sporting News)
Source: Book: The Hot Line
1978-79 $600,000 $2,707,956
Signed a two-year contract with the NY Rangers for $600,000 per season. (According to the book Brian McFarlane's History of Hockey, the contract was for $2.7M for two years)
Source: Book: The Hot Line / The Hockey News 1979 Yearbook / Book: The Rebel League
1979-80 $600,000 $2,433,728
Source: The Hockey News 1979 Yearbook
Career Total: US $1,603,870
(In today's dollars: US $7,271,917)

NHL Rank: 2972
(In today's dollars: 1721)