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NHL Fortune: $76,000


Ken Wharram’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $76,000 (US $656,824 in today's dollars), ranking #5540 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: July 2, 1933
Country of birth: Canada
Position: C

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
In today's
1967-68 $37,500 $330,935
Signed a three-year contract with the Chicago Blackhawks for $37,500 in 1967-68 and 1968-69, and $40,000 in 1969-70. Yearly bonuses included $1,000 for 30 or more goals in the regular season and another $1,000 for 35 goals or more. Did not earn any bonus in 1967-68.
Source: Copy of contract
1968-69 $38,500 $325,888
Earned the $1,000 bonus wth 30 goals.
Source: Copy of contract
1969-70 $0 $0
Diagnosed with myocarditis during the training camp, he retired and never played pro hockey again.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
Career Total: US $76,000
(In today's dollars: US $656,824)

NHL Rank: 5540
(In today's dollars: 4680)

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