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Hockey Fortune: $118,140


Les Binkley’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $118,140 (US $801,610 in today's dollars), ranking #5511 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: June 6, 1934
Country of birth: Canada
Position: G
Salary History - Les Binkley
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Earnings
In today's
1956-57 $3,820 $42,571
Signed a one-year contract with the Charlotte Clippers, of the Eastern Hockey League, for $160/week with a guaranteed 22 week. Included bonuses of $ 300 if the team finished in 1st place; $ 200 for 2nd place; $ 100 for 3rd place and $ 50 for 4th place. Was to receive $ 125 if he had the league's best goal against average. Earned $ 3520 alary plus the $ 300 bonus for finishing in 1st place.
Source(s): Copy of contract
1961-62 $6,000 $60,803
Signed a one-year contract with the Cleveland Barons of the American Hockey League for $4,750 plus $1,000 signing bonus and $ US 250 if the team made the playoffs, which they did.
Source(s): Copy of agreement
1966-67 $9,500 $88,676
Signed a one-year contract with the San Diego Gulls of the Western Hockey League for $9,500 plus a $ 500 bonus if the team made the playoffs and $ 500 if he played more than 36 games with a goal against average under 3.20. He did not earn the bonuses.
Source(s): Copy of contract
1971-72 $28,820 $215,598
Signed a one-year contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins for $27,500 plus bonuses: $ 150 per shutout; $ 500 if he played over 35 games and had the lowest goal against average in the Western division; $ 500 if he played over 35 games and had a goal against average of 2.85 or better; $ 20 per point for each point the team got in the standing if they made the playoffs. He only earned $ 1,320 for the 66 points that the Penguins got in the standings.
Source(s): Copy of contract
1975-76 $70,000 $393,961
With the Buffalo Norsemen in the North American Hockey League. He retired as a pro-hockey player after the season.
Source(s): La Presse
Career Total: US $118,140
(In today's dollars: US $801,610)

NHL Rank: 5511
(In today's dollars: 4513)

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