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NHL Fortune: $50,000

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Gaston Gingras’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US $50,000 (US $207,190 in today's dollars), ranking #5455 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Country of birth: Canada
Position: D
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1979
  • Round #2
  • Overall Pick: 27
  • By: Montreal Canadiens

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
1978-79 $50,000 $207,190
As a rookie, signed a one-year contract with the Birmingham Bulls of the WHA for $50,000. (According to the book Brian McFarlane's History of Hockey, the contract was for $60,000.) During the season, signed a 4-year extension for $650k but it was voided after the season when the WHA folded. Became available in the NHL entry draft.
Source: Book: Les Stastny / Book: The Rebel League
Career Total: US $50,000
(In today's dollars: US $207,190)

NHL Rank: 5455
(In today's dollars: 5441)

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