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Hockey Fortune: $6,175,325

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Bobby Smith’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $6,175,325 (US $16,155,975 in today's dollars), ranking #1621 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: February 12, 1958
Country of birth: Canada
Position: C
NHL Draft:
Salary History - Bobby Smith
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Earnings
(US$)
In today's
US$
Rank
1978-79 $350,000 $1,634,907
In June 1978, signed a four-year contract with the Minnesota North Stars for $400,000 and got a $250,000 signing bonus after being the 1st overall pick in the 1978 NHL draft. Earned his $100,000 salary and $250,000 bonus. (According to another edition of The Sporting News, it was a four-year contract worth $800,000; according to another edition, he earned a salary of $125,000 plus a signing bonus of $150,000.)
Source(s): Book: Breakaway / New York Times / The Sporting News
1979-80 $100,000 $419,813
Source(s): New York Times / The Sporting News
1980-81 $100,000 $369,737
Source(s): New York Times / The Sporting News
1981-82 $300,000 $1,005,389
Source(s): Book: Brian McFarlane's History of Hockey
1982-83 $350,000 $1,105,130
Prior to the season, signed a seven-year contract with the Minnesota North Stars for $2.45M. (It was for $3M according to The Sporting News and UPI and $2.6M according to the book Brian McFarlane's History of Hockey.)
Source(s): Book: Les Stastny
1983-84 $350,000 $1,070,733
Ten games into the season, he was trade by the Minnesota North Stars to the Montreal Canadiens. According to La Presse, he renegotiated a new five-year contract that was less lucrative but more tax-friendly.
Source(s): Book: Les Stastny
1984-85 $350,000 $1,026,617
Source(s): Book: Les Stastny
1985-86 $350,000 $991,401
Source(s): Book: Les Stastny
1986-87 $350,000 $972,950
Source(s): Book: Les Stastny
1987-88 $350,000 $938,611
Source(s): Book: Les Stastny
1988-89 $350,000 $901,784
Source(s): Book: Les Stastny
1989-90 $325,325 $799,601 46
Amount in Canadian currency: $385,000.
Source(s): Canadian Press
1990-91 $400,000 $932,803 41
One-way contract.
Source(s): The Hockey News / Canadian Press
1992-93 $550,000 $1,194,306 114
Amount includes salary and any signing bonus paid in 1992-93.
Source(s): The Hockey News / La Presse
2000-01 $800,000 $1,415,563 401
Prior to the season, signed a two-year contract as the General Manager of the Phoenix Coyotes for $1.6M.
Source(s): ESPN
2001-02 $800,000 $1,376,631 443
Was fired in February 2001 but had a guaranteed contract until the end of the season.
Source(s): ESPN
Career Total: US $6,175,325
(In today's dollars: US $16,155,975)

NHL Rank: 1621
(In today's dollars: 1163)