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NHL Fortune: $290,000


Billy Smith’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$290,000 (US$821,528 in today's dollars), ranking #4243 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Did you know that Gary Bettman accumulated the 4th largest NHL fortune with $120M?

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Season   Salary
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1977-78 $90,000 $384,085
Source: Globe and Mail
1988-89 $200,000 $437,443
Signed a 2-year deal with the Islanders for $400,000 but retired after the 1st year of the contract and, instead, signed a new 3-year deal as goalie coach.
Source: The Hockey News 1989 Yearbook / NY Times

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Interesting animated bar chart race showing that 36 players and 1 commissioner appeared, in the past 25 years, in the yearly Top Ten NHL/hockey fortunes accumulated. Jaromir Jagr is #1 in total hockey earnings since 2002-03 and will be taken over in 2-3 years by Crosby and Ovechkin. How is your 401k/RSSP doing?

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