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NHL Fortune: $3,200,000


Mike Bossy’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$3,200,000 (US$8,255,706 in today's dollars), ranking #1918 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Country of birth: Canada
Position: RW
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1977
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 15
  • By: New York Islanders

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
In today's
1977-78 $50,000 $213,381
First season in the NHL after being drafted 14th overall in the NHL.
Source: Globe and Mail
1981-82 $500,000 $1,422,459
On October 28, 1981, signed a six-year contract with New York Islanders for $US500,000 per year.
Source: La Presse
1982-83 $500,000 $1,340,207
Source: La Presse / Hockey Illustrated Special 1982-83
1983-84 $500,000 $1,298,494
Source: La Presse
1984-85 $500,000 $1,244,994
Source: La Presse
1985-86 $500,000 $1,202,287
Source: La Presse / Sports Illustrated
1986-87 $650,000 $1,533,884
His last season before retiring from pro-hockey. (According to La Presse, he earned $500,000.)
Source: Sport Magazine
Career Earnings: US$3,200,000
(In today's dollars: US$8,255,706)

NHL Rank: 1918
(In today's dollars: 1356)

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