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Hockey Fortune: $1,103,000

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Fred Shero’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $1,103,000 (US $4,449,980 in today's dollars), ranking #3474 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: October 23, 1925
Country of birth: Canada
Position: D
Salary History - Fred Shero
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Earnings
(US$)
In today's
US$
Rank
1973-74 $28,000 $192,153
Prior to the season, signed a three-year contract as coach of the Philadelphia Flyers for $28,000, $35,000 and $40,000.
Source(s): La Presse
1974-75 $35,000 $216,275
Prior to the season, was considering a contract offer from the Minnesota Fighting Saints, of the World Hockey Association, for $100,000 per year as coach and general manager. Ended up staying as coach of the Philadelphia Flyers, possibly after signing a new contract for more than previously negotiated in 1973-74.
Source(s): La Presse
1975-76 $40,000 $226,459
As coach of the Philadelphia Flyers.
Source(s): La Presse
1978-79 $200,000 $934,233
Prior to the season, despite having a year left on his contract as coach of the Philadelphia Flyers, signed a five-year contract as coach and general manager of the New York Rangers for $200,000 per year (According to Sports Illustrated, it was for $250,000 per season). The Rangers compensation to the Flyers for tampering with Shero while he was under contract was a 1st round pick and $200,000.
Source(s): The Sporting News / La Presse
1979-80 $200,000 $839,625
As coach and general manager of the New York Rangers. (Earned $250,000 according to Sports Illustrated.)
Source(s): The Sporting News / La Presse
1980-81 $200,000 $739,473
As coach and general manager of the New York Rangers. After a disappointing beginning of the season, he either stepped down or was fired (depending on the sources) from both positions 20 games into the season and was never involved with the NHL again. In September 1982, he was quoted as saying that he wouldn't come back to the NHL to coach the New Jersey Devils because in doing so, he'd forfeit $200,000 (his last year under contract with the Rangers.)
Source(s): The Sporting News / La Presse
1981-82 $200,000 $670,260
His guaranteed salary from the New York Rangers.
Source(s): La Presse
1982-83 $200,000 $631,503
His guaranteed salary from the New York Rangers.
Source(s): La Presse
Career Total: US $1,103,000
(In today's dollars: US $4,449,980)

NHL Rank: 3474
(In today's dollars: 2362)