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NHL Fortune: $20,500


Fred Barrett’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$20,500 (US$136,593 in today's dollars), ranking #5323 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: January 26, 1950
Country of birth: Canada
Position: D
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1970
  • Round #2
  • Overall Pick: 20
  • By: Minnesota North Stars

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
In today's
1970-71 $20,500 $136,593
After being drafted 20th overall by the Minnesota North Star, he asked for $15,000 in the NHL, $10,000 in the minors (or a $12,000 one-way contract) and a signing bonus of $10,000. Minnesota was offering $12,500 in the NHL, $7,500 in the minors and $8,000 to sign. It is unknow what the final contract ended up being but assumed that it was at least what the team officially offered. He played the whole season in the NHL.
Source: Book: Blue Lines, Goal Lines & Bottom Lines
Career Earnings: US$20,500
(In today's dollars: US$136,593)

NHL Rank: 5323
(In today's dollars: 5236)

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