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NHL Fortune: $1,662,463

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Frank Mahovlich’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US $1,662,463 (US $9,881,889 in today's dollars), ranking #2765 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: January 10, 1938

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
1954-55 $2,999 $30,189
Contract in Canadian currency: $2,920. Prior to the season, as a 16 year-old, joined the Toronto Maple Leafs organization for a $1,000 signing bonus and $1,000 to sign the C Form. Advised that the maximum legal amount to sign the C Form was $100, the money was given to his uncle as "scouting expenses." Also earned $80 per week playing junior for approximately $1,920 for the season.
Source: Book: The Lives of Conn Smythe
1955-56 $1,947 $19,651
Contract in Canadian currency: $1,920. Earned $80 per week playing junior for approximately $1,920 for the season.
Source: Book: The Lives of Conn Smythe
1956-57 $1,951 $19,400
Contract in Canadian currency: $1,920. Earned $80 per week playing junior for approximately $1,920 for the season.
Source: Book: The Lives of Conn Smythe
1957-58 $12,516 $120,437
Contract in Canadian currency: $12,000. Signed a two-year, one-way contract with the Toronton Maple Leafs for CAN $10,000 per season. Also got a CAN $2,000 signing bonus.
Source: Copy of contract / Book: The Lives of Conn Smythe / Book: '67
1958-59 $10,300 $96,469
Contract in Canadian currency: $10,000. Signed a three-year, one-way contract with the Toronton Maple Leafs for CAN$15,000 per season and bonuses: $500 for 30 goals / $750 for 35 goals / $1000 for 40 goals. Team was also matching bonuses received from the NHL for winning awards. Scored 18 goals and did not earn a bonus.
Source: Copy of contract
1959-60 $15,645 $145,072
Contract in Canadian currency: $15,000. Includes $1,000 bonus for scoring 48 goals.
Source: Copy of contract
1960-61 $16,496 $150,739
Contract in Canadian currency: $16,000. Includes $500 bonus for scoring 33 goals.
Source: Copy of contract
1961-62 $15,299 $138,347
Contract in Canadian currency: $15,500.
Source: Copy of contract
1962-63 $24,898 $222,473
Contract in Canadian currency: $26,600. Signed a four-year, one-way contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs for CAN$25,000 per season with bonuses: $500 if Toronto got 14 or more points than Montreal; $500 for scoring 25 goals; and $100 per goal over 25. Scored 36 goals, earning a $1,600 bonus.
Source: Copy of contract / Book: '67 / Book: Boom Boom: The Life and Times of Bernard Geoffrion
1963-64 $23,731 $209,489
Contract in Canadian currency: $25,600. Scored 26 goals, earning a $600 bonus.
Source: Copy of contract / The Hockey News / Book: Gordie
1964-65 $23,175 $201,941
Contract in Canadian currency: $25,000.
Source: Copy of contract
1965-66 $23,826 $204,388
Contract in Canadian currency: $25,675. Scored 32 goals, earning a $675 bonus.
Source: Copy of contract
1966-67 $33,315 $277,507
Contract in Canadian currency: $35,900. Signed a one-year, one-way contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs for CAN$30,000. Bonuses: $2,000 for reaching the Stanley Cup final and $2,000 for winning the Stanley Cup; $200 per goal in the playoffs; $2,000 if the team finishes 1st in the league, $1,500 second, $1,000 third, and $500 fourth; $2,500 if team's best goal scorer; $1,000 if team's second best scorer; $100 per goal over 15 during the regular season; $200 per goal over 30 during the regular season; $1,000 for scoring 30 goals; and a subjective $2,500 bonus if the team feels that he had a good year. Scored 3 goals in the playoffs as the team won the Stanley Cup, earning a $4,600 bonus. Also earned a $1,000 bonus as the team finished 3rd overall in the NHL standing. Was the team's 4th goal scorer, with 18, earning a $300 bonus. (According to the book The Lively World of Hockey, signed a 1-year contract for CAN$35,000.)
Source: Copy of contract / 50 Years Ago in Hockey
1967-68 $33,465 $271,148
Contract in Canadian currency: $36,100. Signed a two-year, one-way contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs for CAN$35,000. Bonuses: $2,500 for reaching the Stanley Cup final and $2,500 for winning the Stanley Cup; $250 per playoff goal; $2,500 if the team finishes 1st in the league, $2,000 second, $1,500 third, and $1,00 fourth; $2,500 if team's 1st of 2nd in points scoring; $100 per goal over 15 during the regular season; $250 per goal over 30 during the regular season; $1,000 for scoring 30 goals; and a subjective $2,500 bonus if the team feels that he had a good year. Was traded to Detroit during the season and did not make the playoffs. Scored 26 goals, earning a $1,100 bonus. (According to the book '67, had a base salalry of $32,000. According to 50 Years Ago in Hockey, his contract was for around $40,000)
Source: Copy of contract
1968-69 $42,500 $330,298
After being traded to the Detroit Red Wings during the previous season, signed a one-year, one-way contract with the Red Wings for $40,000. Bonuses: $2,500 for reaching the Stanley Cup playoffs; $2,500 per round won; $2,500 for winning the Stanley Cup; $1,000 if scores 20 goals; $1,500 for 25 goals; $2,500 for 30 goals. Scored 49 goals, earning a $2,500 bonus.
Source: Copy of contract
1969-70 $53,400 $393,512
Signed a two-year, one-way contract with the Red Wings for $45,000. Bonuses: $2,500 if the team finished 3rd of better in the NHL standing; $2,000 if scores 25 goals; $150 per goal between 26 and 35; $2,000 for 36 goals; $200 per goal between 37 and 41; $2,500 for 42 goals; $250 per goal from 42 to 50; $5,000 for 50 goals; $300 for each goal over 50. Earned bonuses of $2,500 as the team finished 3rd overall, and $5,900 for scoring 38 goals.
Source: Copy of contract
1970-71 $47,900 $333,523
Earned bonus of $2,900 for scoring 31 goals. According to the book Hockey Night Fever: Mullets, Mayhem and the Game's Coming of Age in the 1970s, after being traded from Detroit to Montreal, in the middle of the season, he signed a contract for $60,000 with Montreal.
Source: Copy of contract
1971-72 $85,437 $570,354
Contract in Canadian currency: $86,300. Signed a one-year, one-way contract with the Montreal Canadiens for CAN$80,000. Bonuses: $200 per goal over 30, including the playoffs; $2,000 if in top 10 NHL goal scorers during the regular season; $50 per + point over +20; $1,500 if Canadiens are the lowest scored against team in the division; and another $1,500 if the team is the lowest scored against team in the NHL. Scored 46 goals in season/playoffs, earning a $3,200 bonus plus $2,000 for being a top 10 NHL scorer plus $1,100 for finishing +42.
Source: Copy of contract
1972-73 $102,414 $661,941
Contract in Canadian currency: $101,500. Signed a two-year, one-way contract with the Montreal Canadiens for CAN$80,000 and CAN$90,000. Bonuses: $2,500 if in top 7 NHL goal scorers during the regular season; $2,500 if the Canadien get 100 point or more in the regular season; and $2,500 if he scored 50 goals in the regular season/playoffs. Earned a $2,500 bonus as Montreal got 120 points. Like all players on the roster, got a CAN$19,000 bonus for winning the Stanley Cup with the Montreal Canadiens.
Source: Copy of contract / Book: Robinson for Defense
1973-74 $90,000 $547,905
Contract in Canadian currency: $90,000. Did not earn any of the bonuses. (Earned $125,000 according to the book The Greatest Season)
Source: Copy of contract
1974-75 $255,500 $1,400,561
Contract in Canadian currency: $250,000. Prior to the season, signed a four-year contract with the Toronto Toros, of the World Hockey Association, for $1M. According to the books La glorieuse histoire des Canadiens and 100 moments historiques des Canadiens, he turned down a contract offer of $135,000 per year from the Montreal Canadiens to sign for five years at $225,000 per season with the Toros.
Source: Book: Les Nordiques / Book: The Hot Line / Puckstruck
1975-76 $245,750 $1,234,229
Contract in Canadian currency: $250,000. With the Toronto Toros in the World Hockey Association.
Source: Book: The Hot Line/ Puckstruck
1976-77 $250,000 $1,187,401
With the Birmingham Bulls in the World Hockey Association.
Source: Book: The Hot Line / Puckstruck
1977-78 $250,000 $1,114,915
With the Birmingham Bulls in the World Hockey Association. Retired as a pro hockey player after the season.
Source: Book: The Hot Line / Puckstruck
Career Total: US $1,662,463
(In today's dollars: US $9,881,889)

NHL Rank: 2765
(In today's dollars: 1342)

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