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Hockey Fortune: $5,025,000

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Mike Bossy’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $5,025,000 (US $15,696,256 in today's dollars), ranking #1810 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: January 22, 1957
Country of birth: Canada
Position: RW
NHL Draft:
Salary History - Mike Bossy
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Earnings
(US$)
In today's
US$
Rank
1977-78 $55,000 $274,864
In August 1977, as the 15th overall pick in the NHL and 44th in the WHA, signed a three-year contract with the New York Islanders for a yearly salary estimated at approximately $US 100,000. (According to The Gazette and The Sporting News, had a base salary, not including bonuses, deferred payments and other extras, of $55,000. (Earned a base salary of $50,000 according to the Globe and Mail and another edition of The Sporting News.) First season in the NHL after being drafted 14th overall in the NHL.
Source(s): The Gazette / The Sporting News
1978-79 $100,000 $464,357
(Earned $60,000 or $65,000 according to other editions of La Presse.)
Source(s): La Presse
1979-80 $185,000 $772,065
On September 17, 1979, signed a two-year plus an option year for $185,000 per season. (It was for $275,000 per season according to La Presse.)
Source(s): The Sporting News
1980-81 $185,000 $679,972
(Earned $200,000 according to another edition of The Sporting News.)
Source(s): The Sporting News
1981-82 $750,000 $2,498,625
On October 28, 1981, signed a six-year (plus one option year) contract with New York Islanders for US $4.5M. (According to different editions of La Presse, it was a six-year contract for US $3M or a seven year contract for CAN $6M overall.)
Source(s): Sporting News / Book: Brian McFarlane's History of Hockey
1982-83 $750,000 $2,354,145
(Earned $400,000 according to La Presse.)
Source(s): Sporting News / Book: Brian McFarlane's History of Hockey
1983-84 $750,000 $2,280,873
(Earned $550,000 according to La Presse.)
Source(s): Sporting News / Book: Brian McFarlane's History of Hockey
1984-85 $750,000 $2,186,898
(Earned $610,000 according to The Globe and Mail / The Sporting News)
Source(s): Sporting News / Book: Brian McFarlane's History of Hockey
1985-86 $750,000 $2,111,881
(Earned $700,000 according to The Sporting News and $610,000 according to the book Brian McFarlane's History of Hockey.)
Source(s): Sporting News / Book: Brian McFarlane's History of Hockey
1986-87 $750,000 $2,072,575
His last season before retiring from pro-hockey. (Earned $650,000 according to Sport MAgazine and $600,000 according to another edition of The Sporting News.)
Source(s): Sporting News / Book: Brian McFarlane's History of Hockey
Career Total: US $5,025,000
(In today's dollars: US $15,696,256)

NHL Rank: 1810
(In today's dollars: 1182)