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NHL Fortune: $152,200

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Jim Craig’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US $152,200 (US $529,059 in today's dollars), ranking #4941 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: May 31, 1957
Country of birth: USA
Position: G
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1977
  • Round #4
  • Overall Pick: 72
  • By: Atlanta Flames

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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 $67,200 $250,264
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 contract with the Atlanta Flames, valid through the 1982-83 season, for $85,000 per year plus a $45,000 signing bonus. In 1979-80, he earned $7,200 from the US Olympic Team, the $45,000 signing bonus with Atlanta, and a pro-rated salary of approximately $15,000 for playing a month for Atlanta after the Olympics. He also earned $35,000 for a Coke commercial.
Source: Book: Going for the Gold / Book: The Fastest Game in the World
1980-81 $85,000 $278,795
Source: Book: Going for the Gold
1981-82 $0 $0
Played in the minor league, likely not earning the full $85,000 salary from his 1979-80 contract.
Source: Book: Going for the Gold
1982-83 $0 $0
Did not play hockey
Source: Book: Going for the Gold
1983-84 $0 $0
Played in the minor leagues, for the US Team in the IIHF Pool B tournament and, on signed a contract for an unknown amount with the Minnesota North Stars where he played 3 more NHL games before retiring from pro-hockey.
Source: HockeyZonePLus
Career Total: US $152,200
(In today's dollars: US $529,059)

NHL Rank: 4941
(In today's dollars: 4589)

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