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Hockey Fortune: $900,000


Robert Picard’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $900,000 (US $3,034,457 in today's dollars), ranking #3726 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: May 25, 1957
Country of birth: Canada
Position: D
NHL Draft:
Salary History - Robert Picard
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Earnings
In today's
1977-78 $100,000 $499,753
As the 3rd pick overall in the NHL and 38th in the WHA, signed an agreement letter with the Washington Capitals for a five-year contract to be officially signed later for a $50,000 signing bonus and a yearly salary of $50,000, $60,000, $65,000, $70,000 and $80,000 in the option year (According to the Society for International Hockey Research Newsletter, it was a $50,000 signing bonus and $330,000 over five years.) On September 12, 1977, realizing he could earn more in the WHA, he returned his signing bonus to the Capitals and signed a five-year contract with the Quebec Nordiques, in the WHA, for $625,000 overall. He declared that he'd rather deliver pizza in Quebec City than play in Washington. Expecting a lawsuit, the WHA announced that he would be barred from joining the league. On September 24, 1977, finally signed a five-year contract with the Washington Capitals for $100,000 per season. (Earned $67,000 in bases salary, not including bonuses, deferred payments and other extras, according to The Gazette. Earned $60,000 according to the Globe and Mail.)
Source(s): La Presse
1978-79 $100,000 $464,357
Source(s): La Presse
1979-80 $100,000 $417,333
Source(s): La Presse
1980-81 $100,000 $367,552
Source(s): La Presse
1981-82 $100,000 $333,150
Source(s): La Presse
1989-90 $200,000 $488,667 190
Source(s): Canadian Press
1990-91 $200,000 $463,646 250
One-way contract.
Source(s): The Hockey News / Canadian Press
Career Total: US $900,000
(In today's dollars: US $3,034,457)

NHL Rank: 3726
(In today's dollars: 2827)