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NHL Fortune: $47,365

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Harry Watson’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US $47,365 (US $504,079 in today's dollars), ranking #5497 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: May 6, 1923

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
1949-50 $9,911 $112,513
Contract in Canadian currency: $11,000. Signed a one-year contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs for CAN$11,000. Was to receive a $1,000 bonus if he made the NHL's First All Star Team, which he didn't.
Source: Copy of contract
1950-51 $8,560 $96,121
Contract in Canadian currency: $9,500. Signed a one-year contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs for CAN$9,500. Was to receive a $1,000 bonus if he made the NHL's First All Star Team and $500 for the Second All Star Team, which he didn't.
Source: Classic Auctions
1951-52 $9,025 $93,970
Contract in Canadian currency: $9,500. Estimated salary based on documented salary for 1950-51 and 1953-54.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1952-53 $9,700 $98,749
Contract in Canadian currency: $9,500. Estimated salary based on documented salary for 1950-51 and 1953-54.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1953-54 $10,170 $102,726
Contract in Canadian currency: $10,000. Signed a one-year contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs for CAN$9,500. Was to receive a $500 bonus if he scored 20 of more goals, which he did.
Source: Copy of contract
Career Total: US $47,365
(In today's dollars: US $504,079)

NHL Rank: 5497
(In today's dollars: 4643)

Contract(s) (click to enlarge)

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