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NHL Fortune: $991,820

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Ken Dryden’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$991,820 (US$4,724,267 in today's dollars), ranking #3045 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

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
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
1972-73 $100,900 $624,074
Contract in Canadian currency: $100,000. Like all players on the roster, got a CAN$19,000 (CAN$115,000 in today's dollars) bonus for winning the Stanley Cup with the Montreal Canadiens.
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, 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.
Source: Book: Between the Pipes
1974-75 $204,400 $1,072,198
Contract in Canadian currency: $200,000.
Source: Book: Between the Pipes
1975-76 $176,940 $850,377
Contract in Canadian currency: $180,000. Estimated minimum salary based on documented 1974-75 and 1977-78 salaries.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1976-77 $182,520 $829,566
Contract in Canadian currency: $180,000. Estimated minimum salary based on documented 1974-75 and 1977-78 salaries.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1977-78 $169,200 $722,080
Contract in Canadian currency: $180,000.
Source: The Hockey News 1979 Yearbook / Globe and Mail
1978-79 $157,860 $625,971
Contract in Canadian currency: $180,000. Estimated minimum salary for his last NHL season based on documented 1977-78 salary.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
Career Earnings: US$991,820
(In today's dollars: US$4,724,267)

NHL Rank: 3045
(In today's dollars: 1830)

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