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Hockey Fortune: $161,375


Bill Riley’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $161,375 (US $778,113 in today's dollars), ranking #5312 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: September 20, 1950
Country of birth: Canada
Salary History - Bill Riley
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Earnings
In today's
1976-77 $40,000 $214,163
In January 1977, after playing the beginning of the season with the Dayton Gems in the IHL, signed a contract with the Washington Capitals for an undisclosed amount and a $15,000 signing bonus. Earned his signing bonus and an estimated pro-rated NHL salary of $25,000 based on his documented salary for 1977-78.
Source(s): Book: Breaking the Ice / HockeyZonePlus
1977-78 $50,000 $251,361
Prior to the season, signed a two-year contract with the Washington Capitals for $50,000 per season. (Earned $42,000 according to the Gazette and $55,000 according to the Globe and Mail.)
Source(s): Book: Breaking the Ice
1978-79 $50,000 $233,558
Source(s): Book: Breaking the Ice
1980-81 $21,375 $79,031
Amount in Canadian currency: $25,000.
Signed a two-way, one-year contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs for CAN$50,000 in the NHL and CAN$25,000 in the minor leagues. He played the whole season in the AHL, earning a minor league salary.
Source(s): Copy of contract
Career Total: US $161,375
(In today's dollars: US $778,113)

NHL Rank: 5312
(In today's dollars: 4599)

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