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NHL Fortune: $3,750,000

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Bobby Hull’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US $3,750,000 (US $21,645,381 in today's dollars), ranking #1883 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
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 after a contract dispute. According to his son Brett, he was the first NHL player to make $100,000.
Source: Book: Brian McFarlane's History of Hockey / Book: Brett - Shootin' and Smilin' / Book: Hockey Stars of 1969
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 $100,000 $667,572
Estimated minimum salary based on documented 1970-71 salary.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
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 $250,000 $1,370,412
With the Winnipeg Jets, in the WHA.
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
1989-90 $0 $0 539
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 $3,750,000
(In today's dollars: US $21,645,381)

NHL Rank: 1883
(In today's dollars: 794)

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