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Hockey Fortune: $2,200,000

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Rogatien Vachon’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $2,200,000 (US $9,311,101 in today's dollars), ranking #2727 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: September 8, 1945
Country of birth: Canada
Position: G
Salary History - Rogatien Vachon
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Earnings
(US$)
In today's
US$
Rank
1972-73 $60,000 $437,159
Prior to the season, signed a contract with the Los Angeles Kings for a salary estimated to be $60,000.
Source(s): La Presse
1973-74 $60,000 $411,757
Estimated minimum salary based on documented salaries for 1972-73 and 1977-78.
Source(s): HockeyZonePlus
1974-75 $60,000 $370,756
Estimated minimum salary based on documented salaries for 1972-73 and 1977-78.
Source(s): HockeyZonePlus
1975-76 $60,000 $339,688
Estimated minimum salary based on documented salaries for 1972-73 and 1977-78.
Source(s): HockeyZonePlus
1976-77 $60,000 $321,244
Estimated minimum salary based on documented salaries for 1972-73 and 1977-78.
Source(s): HockeyZonePlus
1977-78 $150,000 $754,083
Bases salary, not including bonuses, deferred payments and other extras. (Earned $120,000 according to the Globe and Mail.)
Source(s): The Gazette
1978-79 $350,000 $1,634,907
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; $1.3M according to The Sporting News; and $1.9M according to La Presse and a Court filings from the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.)
Source(s): La Presse
1979-80 $350,000 $1,469,344
Source(s): La Presse
1980-81 $350,000 $1,294,078
(Earned $325,000 according to The Sporting News.)
Source(s): La Presse
1981-82 $350,000 $1,172,954
Source(s): La Presse
1982-83 $350,000 $1,105,130
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(s): La Presse
2010-11 $0 $0 830
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(s): The Globe and Mail
Career Total: US $2,200,000
(In today's dollars: US $9,311,101)

NHL Rank: 2727
(In today's dollars: 1602)