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NHL Fortune: $27,100


Dennis O'Brien’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$27,100 (US$167,616 in today's dollars), ranking #5298 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: June 10, 1949
Country of birth: Canada
Position: C
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1973
  • Round #9
  • Overall Pick: 135
  • By: Detroit Red Wings

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
In today's
1972-73 $27,100 $167,616
Signed a one-year, one-way contract with the Minnesota North Stars for $25,000. Included bonuses: $1,000 if he played the whole season in the NHL; $300 if he was the +/- leader of his team; $30 per plusses up to 10; $100 per plusses over 10; and $300 if the team had less tha 265 goals against. He played the whole season in the NHL, earning his base salary and the $1,000 bonuses. He was the team leader in +/- with +12, earning $ 800; and the team had 230 goals against and he earned $300.
Source: Copy of contract
Career Earnings: US$27,100
(In today's dollars: US$167,616)

NHL Rank: 5298
(In today's dollars: 5207)

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