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Hockey Fortune: $10,950

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Fred Taylor’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $10,950 (US $335,704 in today's dollars), ranking #6093 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: June 23, 1884
Country of birth: Canada
Salary History - Fred Taylor
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Earnings
(US$)
In today's
US$
Rank
1906-07 $400 $12,263
Amount in Canadian currency: $400.
With Portage Lakes of the International Professional Hockey League.
Source(s): Book: The Fastest Game in the World
1907-08 $500 $15,329
Amount in Canadian currency: $500.
Signed with the Ottawa Senators, in the Eastern Canada Amateurs Hockey Association, for $500 for the season and a job at Canada Immigration.
Source(s): Book: The Fastest Game in the World
1909-10 $5,250 $160,954
Amount in Canadian currency: $5,250.
On December 30, 2909, signed a contract with the Renfrew Cremery Kings, in the National Hockey Association, for $5,250 for the season. Newspaper reports at the time had his salary ranging from at least $3,000, to $4,000, to $5,000. According to the Hockey Research Journal, he likely received $2,000 at the beginning of the season, $2,000 at the end, and a government job arranged by the team for $1,250 for the total of $5,250. His new contract reportedly made him, on a per game basis, the best-paid athlete in the world.
Source(s): Book: Lord of the Rinks / Book: Georges Vezina, l'habitant silencieux / Book: A Great game / Book: Shoots and Scores / The Hockey Research Journal
1910-11 $1,800 $55,184
Amount in Canadian currency: $1,800.
Source(s): Book: Cyclone Taylor: A Hockey Legend
1911-12 $3,000 $91,974
Amount in Canadian currency: $3,000.
After the Renfrew Creamery Kings folded, he was claimed by the Montreal Wanderers and became their property. The Ottawa team, which didn't want him to play in Montreal, paid him a salary of $3,000 to report to Montreal. He didn't play that season, collecting $3,000 from Ottawa.
Source(s): The Sporting News
Career Total: US $10,950
(In today's dollars: US $335,704)

NHL Rank: 6093
(In today's dollars: 5453)