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NHL Fortune: $487,588

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Bill Baker’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US $487,588 (US $1,455,684 in today's dollars), ranking #4134 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: November 29, 1956
Country of birth: USA
Position: D
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1976
  • Round #3
  • Overall Pick: 54
  • 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$)
+/-
(%)
1979-80 $7,200 $26,814
Played for the US Team during the 1980 Olympics, earning $7,200 for 6 months (training, exhibition and Olympics). After the Olympics, he signed a three-year, two-way contract with the Montreal Canadiens for $200,000/season in the NHL. In 1979-80, he earned $7,200 from the US Olympic Team, and an unknown minor league salary for playing a month in the AHL after the Olympics.
Source: Sports Illustrated / Book: Going for the Gold
1980-81 $114,286 $374,851
Played 24 NHL games and 18 AHL games, earning a pro-rated NHL salary of $114,286 plus an unknown pro-rated AHL salary.
Source: Sports Illustrated
1981-82 $166,102 $493,812
Played 49 NHL games and 10 CHL games, earning a pro-rated NHL salary of $166,102 plus an unknown pro-rated CHL salary.
Source: Sports Illustrated
1982-83 $200,000 $560,207
Played the whole season in the NHL and never played in the league again, spending one more year in the CHL in 1983-84 before retiring as a player.
Source: Sports Illustrated
Career Total: US $487,588
(In today's dollars: US $1,455,684)

NHL Rank: 4134
(In today's dollars: 3356)

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