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NHL Fortune: $3,839,000

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Bobby Hull’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US $3,839,000 (US $22,301,331 in today's dollars), ranking #1867 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: January 3, 1939

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
1960-61 $20,000 $182,759
Signed a $100,000 for 5-year contract with Chicago.
Source: Official National Hockey Annual 66
1961-62 $20,000 $180,863
Source: Official National Hockey Annual 66
1962-63 $20,000 $178,711
Source: Official National Hockey Annual 66
1963-64 $20,000 $176,551
Source: Official National Hockey Annual 66
1964-65 $20,000 $174,275
Source: Official National Hockey Annual 66
1965-66 $35,000 $300,238
Source: Puckstruck
1968-69 $100,000 $777,171
On October 13, 1968, signed a three-year contract with the Chicago Blackhawks for $100,000 per season after briefly retiring because of a contract dispute. According to his son Brett, he was the first NHL player to make $100,000. (According to the book The Devil and Bobby Hull, he earned $60,000)
Source: Book: Brian McFarlane's History of Hockey / Book: Brett - Shootin' and Smilin' / Book: Hockey Stars of 1969 / Book: La glorieuse histoire des Canadiens
1969-70 $100,000 $736,914
Source: Book: Brian McFarlane's History of Hockey
1970-71 $100,000 $696,291
Source: Book: Brian McFarlane's History of Hockey
1971-72 $150,000 $1,001,358
Estimated minimum salary based on documented 1970-71 salary.
Source: Book: The Hot Line
1972-73 $1,250,000 $8,079,268
Signed a 5-year contract for $250,000 per year, with the Winnipeg Jets, in the World Hockey Association. Got a $1USM signing bonus. The deal also included 5 additional years at $100,000 per year for a front-office position but he ended up playing past his 5-year playing contract.
Source: GOAL Magazine; Book: The Rebel League; Book: The California Golden Seals
1973-74 $250,000 $1,521,959
With the Winnipeg Jets, in the WHA.
Source: GOAL Magazine; Book: The Rebel League; Book: The California Golden Seals
1974-75 $254,000 $1,392,338
With the Winnipeg Jets, in the WHA. Earned $250,000 in salary plus a $4,000 bonus for winning the league's MVP award.
Source: GOAL Magazine; Book: The Rebel League; Book: The California Golden Seals
1975-76 $250,000 $1,255,574
With the Winnipeg Jets, in the WHA.
Source: GOAL Magazine; Book: The Rebel League; Book: The California Golden Seals
1976-77 $250,000 $1,187,401
With the Winnipeg Jets, in the WHA.
Source: GOAL Magazine; Book: The Rebel League; Book: The California Golden Seals
1977-78 $1,000,000 $4,459,660
With the Winnipeg Jets, in the WHA.
Source: GOAL Magazine
1978-79 $0 $0
With the Winnipeg Jets, in the World Hockey Association, retired after only four games.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1979-80 $0 $0
Reportedly in financial straits, came back with the Winnipeg Jets who were not in the NHL. Got traded to the Hartford Whalers during the season and retired after the season.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1980-81 $0 $0
Did not play.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1981-82 $0 $0
Attempted to return to pro-hockey and join the New York Rangers and his former teammates Anders Hedberg and Ulf Nilsson but after five exhibition games, mutually agreed with the Ranger to retire. He then got a contract offer from Zug, in the Switzerland National B League: $100,000, tax-free, a free apartment, meals paid for, bonuses and a loaned Mercedes-Benz for a 30-game season. He turned down the offer and never played pro hockey again.
Source: Book: The Hot Line
1989-90 $0 $0 544
On May 12, 1990, signed a $50,000 contract with House of Masters, a company offering hair replacement procedures, to act as a spokesperson and appear in commercials for a year. He was to also receive a 15% commission for each hairpiece sold during any of his personal appearance on behalf of the company as long as he had a personal contact with the client.
Source: Book: Blue Lines, Goal Lines & Bottom Lines
Career Total: US $3,839,000
(In today's dollars: US $22,301,331)

NHL Rank: 1867
(In today's dollars: 780)

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