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NHL Fortune: $3,630,000


Mike Bossy’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $3,630,000 (US $11,080,233 in today's dollars), ranking #2023 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: January 22, 1957
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 $55,000 $267,151
Base salary, not including bonuses, deferred payments and other extras. (Earned $50,000 according to the Globe and Mail.) First season in the NHL after being drafted 14th overall in the NHL.
Source: The Gazette / The Sporting News
1978-79 $55,000 $248,229
Estimated minimum salary based on documented salary for 1977-78 and 1979-80.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1979-80 $185,000 $750,400
Before the season, signed a two-year plus an option year for $185,000 per season.
Source: The Sporting News
1980-81 $185,000 $660,891
(Earned $200,000 according to another edition of The Sporting News.)
Source: The Sporting News
1981-82 $500,000 $1,619,006
On October 28, 1981, signed a six-year contract with New York Islanders for $US 500,000 per year. (According to Sporting News and the book Brian McFarlane's History of Hockey, it was a seven-year contract for $4.5M)
Source: La Presse
1982-83 $500,000 $1,525,389
Source: La Presse / Hockey Illustrated Special 1982-83
1983-84 $500,000 $1,477,912
Source: La Presse
1984-85 $500,000 $1,417,020
Earned US $610,000 according to the Globe and Mail.
Source: La Presse
1985-86 $500,000 $1,368,411
Earned $610,000 according to the book Brian McFarlane's History of Hockey.
Source: La Presse / Sports Illustrated
1986-87 $650,000 $1,745,826
His last season before retiring from pro-hockey. (According to La Presse, he earned $500,000.)
Source: Sport Magazine
Career Total: US $3,630,000
(In today's dollars: US $11,080,233)

NHL Rank: 2023
(In today's dollars: 1372)