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Hockey Fortune: $1,603,870

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Ulf Nilsson’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $1,603,870 (US $7,526,336 in today's dollars), ranking #3082 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Country of birth: Sweden
Position: G
NHL Draft:
Salary History - Ulf Nilsson
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Earnings
(US$)
In today's
US$
Rank
1974-75 $61,320 $378,913
Amount 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; earned $50,000 according to La Presse.)
Source(s): Book: The Rebel League
1975-76 $98,300 $556,522
Amount 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(s): Book: The Hot Line / Book: The Rebel League
1976-77 $126,750 $678,628
Amount in Canadian currency: $125,000.
Source(s): Book: The Hot Line
1977-78 $117,500 $590,699
Amount in Canadian currency: $125,000.
(Earned $140,000 according to The Sporting News)
Source(s): Book: The Hot Line
1978-79 $600,000 $2,802,698
Signed a two-year contract with the New York 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(s): Book: The Hot Line / The Hockey News 1979 Yearbook / Book: The Rebel League / La Presse
1979-80 $600,000 $2,518,876
Source(s): The Hockey News 1979 Yearbook
Career Total: US $1,603,870
(In today's dollars: US $7,526,336)

NHL Rank: 3082
(In today's dollars: 1798)