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Hockey Fortune: $1,001,600

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Herb Brooks’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $1,001,600 (US $3,007,067 in today's dollars), ranking #3556 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: August 5, 1937
Country of birth: USA
Salary History - Herb Brooks
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Earnings
(US$)
In today's
US$
Rank
1980-81 $65,000 $240,329
Prior to the season, signed a two-year contract as coach of Davos HC in Switzerland for $70,000 in 1980-81 and $75,000 in 1981-82, tax-free, plus housing and the use of a car. He then received a two-year contract offer for $210,000 from the Colorado Rockies, plus housing and the use of a car. He decided to respect his contract in Switzerland but in early January 1981, a few weeks before the end of the season with a poor record and criticism of his coaching techniques, he cited business interests in the US and resigned. He earned a pro-rated salary of approximately $65,000, tax free.
Source(s): La Presse / UPI
1981-82 $150,000 $502,695
Prior to the season, signed a two-year contract as coach of the New York Rangers for an estimated $150,000 per season. (According to La Presse, it was a two-year contract for $125,000 per season.)
Source(s): The Sporting News
1982-83 $150,000 $473,627
As coach of the New York Rangers. (According to The Hockey News, earned $200,000.)
Source(s): The Sporting News
1983-84 $162,200 $496,208
As coach of the New York Rangers. Estimated salary based on the documented salary for 1982-83 and 1984-85.
Source(s): HockeyZonePlus
1984-85 $154,400 $452,885
As coach of the New York Rangers. Was fired after 45 games but had a guaranteed contract that reportedly had a provision stipulating that he was to receive double the amount remaining on his contract if he was fired. (Earned U $250,000 according to La Presse.)
Source(s): Los Angeles Times
1987-88 $160,000 $429,079
Signed a two-year contract as coach of the Minnesota North Stars for $160,000 per season. Was fired after the season.
Source(s): Book: Brian McFarlane's History of Hockey / The Sporting News
1988-89 $160,000 $412,244
Although fired after the 1987-88 season, he had a guaranteed contract.
Source(s): HockeyZonePlus / The Sporting News
Career Total: US $1,001,600
(In today's dollars: US $3,007,067)

NHL Rank: 3556
(In today's dollars: 2846)