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NHL Fortune: $80,293

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Vern Buffey’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US $80,293 (US $670,701 in today's dollars), ranking #5266 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
1959-60 $5,215 $48,357
Contract in Canadian currency: $5,000. His first year as a NHL referee. Estimated salary based on documented salary for the 1960-61 season.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1960-61 $5,155 $47,106
Contract in Canadian currency: $5,000. As a NHL referee. Signed an agreement with the league for a base salary of CAN$5,000.
Source: Copy of agreement
1961-62 $4,935 $44,628
Contract in Canadian currency: $5,000. As a NHL referee. Estimated minimum salary based on documented salary for the 1960-61 season.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1962-63 $4,680 $41,818
Contract in Canadian currency: $5,000. As a NHL referee. Estimated minimum salary based on documented salary for the 1960-61 season.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1963-64 $4,635 $40,916
Contract in Canadian currency: $5,000. As a NHL referee. Estimated minimum salary based on documented salary for the 1960-61 season.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1964-65 $6,953 $60,582
Contract in Canadian currency: $7,500. As a NHL referee. Signed an agreement with the league for a base salary of CAN$7,500.
Source: Copy of agreement
1965-66 $6,960 $59,704
Contract in Canadian currency: $7,500. As a NHL referee. Estimated minimum salary based on documented salary for the 1964-65 season.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1966-67 $6,960 $57,975
Contract in Canadian currency: $7,500. As a NHL referee. Estimated minimum salary based on documented salary for the 1964-65 season.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1967-68 $11,588 $93,888
Contract in Canadian currency: $12,500. As a NHL referee. His base salary was CAN$12,500
Source: Yahoo
1968-69 $11,600 $90,152
Contract in Canadian currency: $12,500. As a NHL referee. Estimated minimum salary based on documented salary for the 1967-68 season.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1969-70 $11,613 $85,574
Contract in Canadian currency: $12,500. His last season as a NHL referee. Estimated minimum salary based on documented salary for the 1967-68 season.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
Career Total: US $80,293
(In today's dollars: US $670,701)

NHL Rank: 5266
(In today's dollars: 4277)

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