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NHL Fortune: $1,233,898

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Ken Dryden’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $1,233,898 (US $6,647,017 in today's dollars), ranking #3281 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: August 8, 1947
Country of birth: Canada
Position: G
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1964
  • Round #3
  • Overall Pick: 14
  • By: Boston Bruins

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
1968-69 $11,445 $96,878
Contract in Canadian currency: $12,333. After his college career, the Canadian National Team offered him a contract worth $37,000 over the next three years.
Source: Book: The Greatest Game
1969-70 $11,457 $91,959
Contract in Canadian currency: $12,333. With the Canadian National Team.
Source: Book: The Greatest Game
1972-73 $120,071 $845,263
Contract in Canadian currency: $119,000. Earned his salary of $100,000 and, like all players on the Montreal Canadiens roster, got a CAN$19,000 (CAN$115,000 in today's dollars) bonus for winning the Stanley Cup.(According to the book The Greatest Season, prior to the season, signed a two-year contract with the Montreal Canadiens for $70,000 and $90,000)
Source: Book: Robinson for Defense / Book: Between the Pipes
1973-74 $0 $0
Contract in Canadian currency: $0. After Montreal refused to raise his salary (reported to be $80,000 or $90,000 by The Sporting News, depending on the issue, and $80,000 by the book Brian McFarlane's History of Hockey), he quit and did not play that season. Instead, with his law degree, he worked as an intern at a Toronto law firm, earning $134 per week. Newspapers apparently speculated that Dryden was seeking a four-year contract at $150,000 per season while Montreal was offeting a two-year contract at $110,000 in the first year and $125,000 in the second.
Source: Book: Between the Pipes / Book: The Greatest Season
1974-75 $204,400 $1,220,348
Contract in Canadian currency: $200,000. On May 24, 1974, signed a three-year contract with the Montreal Canadiens for CDN $200,000 per season. (It was a three-year contract for $150,000 per season, according to La Presse and the book La glorieuse histoire des Canadiens.)
Source: Book: The Greatest Game / Book: Between the Pipes / The Sporting News / Le Soleil
1975-76 $196,600 $1,075,419
Contract in Canadian currency: $200,000.
Source: Book: The Greatest Game / Book: Between the Pipes / The Sporting News / Le Soleil
1976-77 $202,800 $1,049,101
Contract in Canadian currency: $200,000.
Source: Book: The Greatest Game / Book: Between the Pipes / The Sporting News / Le Soleil
1977-78 $202,100 $981,657
Contract in Canadian currency: $215,000. Earned a base salary of $180,000 plus $35,000 in various performance bonuses.
Source: The Hockey News 1979 Yearbook / Globe and Mail / Book: La glorieuse histoire des Canadiens / The Gazette
1978-79 $285,025 $1,286,392
Contract in Canadian currency: $325,000. Earned $325,000 in salary and bonuses. Retired as a pro-hockey player after the season. (Earned $200,000 according to The Sporting News.)
Source: Book: 50 ans parmi les g?ants
Career Total: US $1,233,898
(In today's dollars: US $6,647,017)

NHL Rank: 3281
(In today's dollars: 1803)

His brother Dave had a longer career but was never as much in the spotling as him.