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NHL Fortune: $4,025,325

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Bobby Smith’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US $4,025,325 (US $9,704,297 in today's dollars), ranking #1829 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: February 12, 1958
Country of birth: Canada
Position: C
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1978
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 1
  • By: Minnesota North Stars

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
1978-79 $0 $0
Got a $250,000 signing bonus from the Minnesota North Star after being the 1st overall pick in the 1978 NHL draft.
Source: Book: Breakaway
1981-82 $300,000 $891,883
Source: Book: Brian McFarlane's History of Hockey
1982-83 $350,000 $980,363
Signed a seven-year contract with the Minnesota North Stars for $2.45M. (According to the book Brian McFarlane's History of Hockey, it was a $2.6M contract)
Source: Book: Les Stastny
1983-84 $350,000 $949,849
Source: Book: Les Stastny
1984-85 $350,000 $910,714
Source: Book: Les Stastny
1985-86 $350,000 $879,474
Source: Book: Les Stastny
1986-87 $350,000 $863,106
Source: Book: Les Stastny
1987-88 $350,000 $832,644
Source: Book: Les Stastny
1988-89 $350,000 $799,975
Source: Book: Les Stastny
1989-90 $325,325 $709,328 42
Contract in Canadian currency: $385,000.
Source: Canadian Press
1990-91 $400,000 $827,491 39 $74,675 23%
One-way contract.
Source: The Hockey News / Canadian Press
1992-93 $550,000 $1,059,471 113
Amount includes salary and any signing bonus paid in 1992-93.
Source: The Hockey News / La Presse
Career Total: US $4,025,325
(In today's dollars: US $9,704,297)

NHL Rank: 1829
(In today's dollars: 1350)

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