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NHL Fortune: $1,967


Fred Sasakamoose’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$1,967 (US$19,013 in today's dollars), ranking #5390 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: December 24, 1934

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
In today's
1953-54 $1,967 $19,013
Signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Chicago Blackhawks for $6,000 in the NHL, $3,500 in the AHL, and $3,000 in the Quebec Hockey League or Pacific Coast Hockey League. Included a $500 signing bonus. He ended up playing 34 games in the West Coast Junior Hockey League (assumed receiving only minimal coverage of living expenses) and 11 games in the NHL, earning a pro-rated salary of $1,467 plus his signing bonus.
Source: Copy of contract
Career Earnings: US$1,967
(In today's dollars: US$19,013)

NHL Rank: 5390
(In today's dollars: 5394)

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