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NHL Fortune: $41,277


Blair MacKasey’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$41,277 (US$182,132 in today's dollars), ranking #5157 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

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1976-77 $21,537 $97,889
Contract in Canadian currency: $21,240. On October 1, 1976, signed a two-year, two-way contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs: CAN$45,000 and CAN$47,000 in the NHL and CAN$14,000 and CAN$15,000 in the minor leagues. He also got signing bonuses of CAN$6,000 payable in 1976-77 and 1977-78. Bonuses were also included when reaching various tranches of NHL games played during his first 3 years: $2,000 at 20, $2,000 at 40, $1,000 at 50, $2,000 at 70, $2,000 at 90 and $1,000 at 100. Finally, he was to earn $50 for each + up to 10 and $100 for each + 11 and over. He ended up playing 1 NHL game in career, with a -1 rating, and did not earn any of the performance bonuses. In 1976-77, he played 1 NHL games and 24 games in the minors, earning his $ 6,000 signing bonus plus $ 15,240 in pro-rated salary.
Source: Copy of contract
1977-78 $19,740 $84,243
Contract in Canadian currency: $21,000. Played in the minor leagues, earning his $6,000 signing bonus and $15,000 salary. He retired from pro hockey after the season.
Source: Copy of contract

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Interesting animated bar chart race showing that 36 players and 1 commissioner appeared, in the past 25 years, in the yearly Top Ten NHL/hockey fortunes accumulated. Jaromir Jagr is #1 in total hockey earnings since 2002-03 and will be taken over in 2-3 years by Crosby and Ovechkin. How is your 401k/RSSP doing?

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