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Hockey Fortune: $19,680


Norman Poile’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $19,680 (US $264,658 in today's dollars), ranking #6092 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: February 10, 1924
Country of birth: Canada
Position: RW
Salary History - Norman Poile
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Earnings
In today's
1945-46 $533 $9,027
Amount in Canadian currency: $592.
On February 22, 1946, after a break in his career to serve in the second world war, he signed a contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs for CAN$591.55 to finish the 1945-46 season and CAN$4,500 plus a $ 500 bonus for 1946-47.
Source(s): Copy of contract
1946-47 $5,000 $78,048
Amount in Canadian currency: $5,000.
Source(s): Copy of contract
1947-48 $7,000 $95,560
Amount in Canadian currency: $7,000.
Signed a one-year, two way contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs for CAN$6,000 in the NHL and CAN$4,000 in the minors plus $ 2,000 bonus if he made the NHL 1st All Star Team and $ 1,000 for the NHL Second All Star Team. Played the whole season in the NHL and was named on the second NHL All Star Team, earning the $ 1,000 bonus.
Source(s): Copy of contract
1952-53 $7,147 $82,022
Amount in Canadian currency: $7,000.
Prior to the season, signed a one-year contract as player-coach of the Edmonton Flyers, in the Western Hockey League, for CAN $6,000 with the possibility to earn an additional $1,000 based on performance and results. It is assumed that he got the full bonus as the team finished 4th in the standings and won the cup.
Source(s): The Hockey Research Journal
Career Total: US $19,680
(In today's dollars: US $264,658)

NHL Rank: 6092
(In today's dollars: 5720)

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