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Hockey Fortune: $1,300,000

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Blaine Stoughton’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $1,300,000 (US $4,259,303 in today's dollars), ranking #3337 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: March 13, 1953
Country of birth: Canada
Position: LW
NHL Draft:
Salary History - Blaine Stoughton
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Earnings
(US$)
In today's
US$
Rank
1976-77 $0 $0
He was offered a one-year, two-way contract by the Toronto Maple Leafs for CAN$50,000 in the NHL and CAN$22,500 in the minor leagues. He did not sign the contract and elected to sign a four-year contract with the Cincinnati Stingers of the World Hockey Association for an undisclosed amount.
Source(s): Copy of unsigned contract
1979-80 $75,000 $314,859
Source(s): The Sporting News
1980-81 $200,000 $739,473
Signed a three-year contract with the Hartford Whalers for $160,000 per season. As a bonus, if he scored 40 or more goal in a season, he was to receive a $40,000 bonus and have his base salary for the next year increased by $40,000. He scored 43 goals earning his base salary of $160,000 and a $40,000 bonus and getting his 1981-82 base salary increased to $200,000. (According to The Sporting News, it was a four-year contract.)
Source(s): Book: The Whalers / Hockey Draft Central / The Sporting News
1981-82 $240,000 $804,311
Had a base salary of $200,000. As a bonus, if he scored 40 or more goal in a season, he was to receive a $40,000 bonus and have his base salary for the next year increased by $40,000. He scored 52 goals earning his base salary of $200,000 and a $40,000 bonus and getting his 1982-83 base salary increased to $240,000.
Source(s): Book: The Whalers / Hockey Draft Central / The Sporting News
1982-83 $280,000 $884,104
Had a base salary of $240,000. As a bonus, if he scored 40 or more goal in a season, he was to receive a $40,000 bonus and have his base salary for the next year increased by $40,000. He scored 45 goals earning his base salary of $240,000 and a $40,000 bonus and getting his 1983-84 base salary increased to $280,000.
Source(s): Book: The Whalers / Hockey Draft Central / The Sporting News
1983-84 $280,000 $856,586
Had a base salary of $280,000. As a bonus, if he scored 40 or more goal in a season, he was to receive a $40,000 bonus and have his base salary for the next year increased by $40,000. He scored 28 goals and did not earn the bonus.
Source(s): NY Times
1984-85 $225,000 $659,968
Was put on waivers by the New York Rangers in the hope that another team would pick him up along with his $225,000 salary. No team claimed him and he was sent to the New Haven Nighthawks in the AHL. He never played again in the NHL after that season, playing in Italy in 1987-88. (According to The New York Times, earned $200,000.)
Source(s): The Sporting News
Career Total: US $1,300,000
(In today's dollars: US $4,259,303)

NHL Rank: 3337
(In today's dollars: 2417)

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