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Hockey Fortune: $4,155


Howie Lee’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $4,155 (US $45,281 in today's dollars), ranking #6215 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: October 13, 1929
Country of birth: Canada
Position: D
Salary History - Howie Lee
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Earnings
In today's
1955-56 $400 $4,551
On October 18, 1955, allegedly signed a one year contract with the Cleveland Barons of the AHL for $5,000. Was subsequently released to rejoin the Kitchener Dutchmen, of the Ontario Hockey Association senior league, after they requested that he stay with the team because of an important Olympic tournament they were taking part in. On February 11, 1956, after the tournament, he joined the Baron to finish the season and play in the playoffs. The timeline of event was contested by the Dutchmen, claiming that Cleveland violated an NHL-CAHA agreement by signing Lee after the November 15 deadline. Earned a pro-rated AHL salary of $400 plus his unknow salary with Kitchener.
Source(s): The Hockey News
1956-57 $0 $0
Amount in Canadian currency: $0.
Signed a two-year contract with the Cleveland Barons, in the AHL, for US $2,500 per season but decided against joining, staying home in Kitchener with his family and job as a lithographer.
Source(s): The Hockey Research Journal
1957-58 $3,755 $40,729
Amount in Canadian currency: $3,600.
Earned CAN $150 per week with the Kitchener-Waterloo Dutchmen in the Northern Ontario Senior Hockey Association. (Also had a full-time job as a lithographer, earning $100 per week.) (Had hockey earning of approximately $3,600 assuming a six-month season.)
Source(s): The Hockey Research Journal
Career Total: US $4,155
(In today's dollars: US $45,281)

NHL Rank: 6215
(In today's dollars: 6212)