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NHL Fortune: $759,000

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Glen Sharpley’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $759,000 (US $3,189,986 in today's dollars), ranking #3797 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: September 6, 1956
Country of birth: Canada
Position: C
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1976
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 3
  • By: Minnesota North Stars

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
1976-77 $155,000 $801,827
After being drafted 3rd overall in the NHL by the Minnesota North Stars, signed a three-year plus one option year, two-way contract with the North Stars for $55,000, $60,000, $75,000 and $75,000 in the NHL and an unknown amount in the minors. Included signing bonus of $100,000 ($80k payable upon signing and $20k after 80 NHL games). Other bonuses: $20,000 after 160 games on NHL roster; $20,000 after 240 games on NHL roster; $40,000 upon signing next NHL contract; $5,000 if team finishes 1st in division or wins first playoff round; $5,000 if team plays in Stanley Cup final; matches NHL bonus if wins trophy. Played the whole season in the NHL, earning his base salary and $100,000 signing bonus.
Source: Copy of contract
1977-78 $80,000 $388,583
Played the whole season in the NHL, earning his base salary and $20,000 for being on NHL roster for 160 games. (Earned $93,000 according to the Gazette and $75,000 according to the Globe and Mail.)
Source: Copy of contract
1978-79 $95,000 $428,760
Played the whole season in the NHL, earning his base salary and $20,000 for being on NHL roster for 240 games.
Source: Copy of contract
1979-80 $171,000 $693,613
Signed a three-year plus one option year, two-way contract with the Minnesota North Stars for $125,000, $125,000, $130,000 and $105,000 in the NHL and $50,000, $50,000, $50,000 and $55,000 in the AHL/CHL. NHL bonuses: $3,000 if team wins 1st playoff round; $3,000 for winning 2nd playoff round; $4,000 for winning 3rd playoff round; $5,000 for winning 4th playoff round; $2,000 if team finishes 7th on overall standings; $3,000 if finishes 6th overall; $4,000 if finishes 5th overall. Played the whole season in the NHL, earning his base salary, the $40,000 signing bonus from the 1976-77 contract; $3,000 for the team finishing 6th; and $3,000 for the team winning the 2nd playoff round.
Source: Copy of contract
1980-81 $125,000 $446,548
Played the whole season in the NHL, earning his base salary and no bonus.
Source: Copy of contract
1981-82 $133,000 $430,656
Played the whole season in the NHL, earning his base salary and $3,000 for the team winning the 2nd playoff round. Suffering a severe eye injury that forced him to miss half the season, he retired after the season. He made a comeback in 1985-86 and 1986-87 in Europe and the minor leagues.
Source: Copy of contract
Career Total: US $759,000
(In today's dollars: US $3,189,986)

NHL Rank: 3797
(In today's dollars: 2599)