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NHL Fortune: $8,006,664

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Scotty Bowman’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US $8,006,664 (US $14,070,048 in today's dollars), ranking #1263 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: September 18, 1933
Country of birth: Canada

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
1955-56 $254 $2,559
Contract in Canadian currency: $250. As coach of the Park Extension Flyers of the Montreal Metropolitan Junior Hockey League.
Source: Book: A Hockey Life Like No Other
1956-57 $4,267 $42,437
Contract in Canadian currency: $4,200. As Assistant -Coach of the Hull-Ottawa Canadiens in the Ontario Hockey Association Senior A league.
Source: Book: A Hockey Life Like No Other
1979-80 $250,000 $931,042
As coach of the Buffalo Sabres.
Source: Sportsnet
1991-92 $300,000 $595,418 169
As coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Source: Book: The Road to Hockeytown
1992-93 $300,000 $577,893 286
As coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Source: Book: The Road to Hockeytown
1993-94 $900,000 $1,683,996 75 $600,000 200%
Prior to the season, signed a two-year contract as coach of the Detroit Red Wings for $800,000 per year plus a one-time signing bonus of $100,000. (Earned $1M according to the book The Russian Five)
Source: Book: The Road to Hockeytown / The Hockey News 1993-94 Yearbook
1994-95 $457,143 $833,664 137 -$442,857 -49%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $800,000 was prorated for the 48-game season. As coach of the Detroit Red Wings.
Source: Book: The Road to Hockeytown
1996-97 $650,000 $1,120,147 342
As coach of the Detroit Red Wings.
Source: The Hockey News
1997-98 $970,000 $1,633,385 220 $320,000 49%
As coach of the Detroit Red Wings. (Earned $1M according to the book The Road to Hockeytown)
Source: The Hockey News
1998-99 $975,000 $1,616,726 255 $5,000 1%
As coach of the Detroit Red Wings.
Source: The Hockey News, La Presse or Le Droit
1999-00 $1,000,000 $1,622,644 265 $25,000 3%
As coach of the Detroit Red Wings.
Source: The Hockey News, La Presse or Le Droit
2000-01 $1,200,000 $1,883,624 240 $200,000 20%
As coach of the Detroit Red Wings. (Earned $1M according to the book The Road to Hockeytown.)
Source: The Hockey News
2001-02 $1,000,000 $1,526,515 345 -$200,000 -17%
As coach of the Detroit Red Wings. Retired from coaching after the season.
Source: Book: The Road to Hockeytown
Career Total: US $8,006,664
(In today's dollars: US $14,070,048)

NHL Rank: 1263
(In today's dollars: 1059)

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