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NHL Fortune: $1,870,000


Rogatien Vachon’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US $1,870,000 (US $6,457,820 in today's dollars), ranking #2596 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: September 8, 1945

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
In today's
1977-78 $120,000 $535,159
Source: Globe and Mail
1978-79 $350,000 $1,450,330
Signed a five-year contract with the Detroit Red Wings for $1.75M. (It was for $1.625 according to the book Brian McFarlane's History of Hockey and $1.9M according to Court filings from the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit)
Source: La Presse
1979-80 $350,000 $1,303,458
Source: La Presse
1980-81 $350,000 $1,147,980
Source: La Presse
1981-82 $350,000 $1,040,530
Source: La Presse
1982-83 $350,000 $980,363
Was let go by the Boston Bruins after the 1981-82 season but had a season left on his guaranteed contract and was paid.
Source: La Presse
2010-11 $0 $0 829
Through the firm Classic Auctions, sold for $75,000 of personal hockey memorabilia, saving the proceeds for his grandchildren. The 30 items sold included the Stanley Cup ring he won in 1967-68 with the Montreal Canadiens that sold for $15,000.
Source: The Globe and Mail
Career Total: US $1,870,000
(In today's dollars: US $6,457,820)

NHL Rank: 2596
(In today's dollars: 1686)

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