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NHL Fortune: $12,533


Norman Poile’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$12,533 (US$160,638 in today's dollars), ranking #5460 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: February 10, 1924

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
In today's
1945-46 $533 $7,940
Contract 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: Copy of contract
1946-47 $5,000 $68,648
Contract in Canadian currency: $5,000.
Source: Copy of contract
1947-48 $7,000 $84,050
Contract 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: Copy of contract
Career Total: US$12,533
(In today's dollars: US$160,638)

NHL Rank: 5460
(In today's dollars: 5348)

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