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Hockey Fortune: $2,475,000

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Clark Gillies’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $2,475,000 (US $8,830,571 in today's dollars), ranking #2577 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: April 7, 1954
Country of birth: Canada
Position: LW
NHL Draft:
Salary History - Clark Gillies
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Earnings
(US$)
In today's
US$
Rank
1974-75 $75,000 $463,446
After being drafted 4th overall in the NHL in the 1974 draft, signed a five-year contract with the New York Islanders for $475,000: $75,000, $85,000, $90,000, $110,000, and $115,000. Unknown performance bonuses were also included.
Source(s): Copy of contract
1975-76 $85,000 $481,224
Source(s): Copy of contract
1976-77 $90,000 $481,866
Source(s): Copy of contract
1977-78 $110,000 $552,995
Bases salary, not including bonuses, deferred payments and other extras. (Earned $95,000 according to the Globe and Mail.)
Source(s): Copy of contract / The Gazette
1978-79 $165,000 $770,742
Signed a new 5-year plus 1 option year contract with the New York Islanders, starting in 1978-79, for ($): $ 165,000, $ 175,000, $ 180,000, $ 180,000, $ 185,000, and $ 190,000.
Source(s): Copy of contract
1979-80 $175,000 $734,672
Source(s): Copy of contract
1980-81 $180,000 $665,526
Source(s): Copy of contract
1981-82 $180,000 $603,234
Source(s): Copy of contract
1982-83 $185,000 $584,140
Source(s): Copy of contract
1983-84 $190,000 $581,255
Source(s): Copy of contract
1984-85 $190,000 $557,307
Estimated minimum salary based on documented salary for 1983-84.
Source(s): HockeyZonePlus
1985-86 $300,000 $849,772
Source(s): The Sporting News
1986-87 $300,000 $833,957
Source(s): The Sporting News / La Presse
1987-88 $250,000 $670,437
Per the incomplete contract document, in 1983 he signed a contract with the New York Islanders that had a two-way option year in 1987-88 for $250,000 in the NHL and $ 83,000 in the minor leagues. In 1987-88, he was playing for the Buffalo Sabres and it is assumed that he made that salary or a similar one. He retired from pro hockey after the season. (Earned $283,000 according to The Sporing News.)
Source(s): Copy of contract
Career Total: US $2,475,000
(In today's dollars: US $8,830,571)

NHL Rank: 2577
(In today's dollars: 1651)

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