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NHL Fortune: $2,478,173

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Brad Park’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US $2,478,173 (US $10,311,845 in today's dollars), ranking #2302 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: July 6, 1948
Country of birth: Canada
Position: D
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1966
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 2
  • By: New York Rangers

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
1965-66 $1,002 $8,597
Contract in Canadian currency: $1,080. Earned CAN$45 per week as a junior with the Toronto Marlboros of the Ontario Hockey Association.
Source: Book: Straight Shooter: The Brad Park Story / Book: '67
1966-67 $1,225 $10,204
Contract in Canadian currency: $1,320. Earned CAN$55 per week as a junior with the Toronto Marlboros of the Ontario Hockey Association.
Source: Book: Straight Shooter: The Brad Park Story
1967-68 $1,446 $11,717
Contract in Canadian currency: $1,560. Estimated earning of CAN$65 per week, based on documented earnings in 1965-66 and 1966-67, as a junior with the Toronto Marlboros of the Ontario Hockey Association.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1968-69 $14,500 $112,690
Signed a two-year, one-way contract with the New York Rangers for $20,000 over two years plus a $6,500 signing bonus. This was his first season in the NHL.
Source: Book: Straight Shooter: The Brad Park Story / The Sporting News
1969-70 $25,000 $184,228
Salary of $12,000 plus a $13,000 bonus.
Source: NY Times / The Sporting News
1970-71 $30,000 $208,887
Prior to the season, signed a new contract for a salary between $30,000 and $35,000 plus bonuses.
Source: The Sporting News
1971-72 $25,000 $166,893
Source: Book: Straight Shooter: The Brad Park Story
1972-73 $200,000 $1,292,683
Signed a five-year contract with the NY Rangers for $200,000 per season. ($250,000 per season according to the book The California Golden Seals)
Source: NY Times / Keith Magnuson: The Inspiring Life and Times of a Beloved Blackhawk / Book: The New York Rangers : Broadway's Longest Running Hit
1973-74 $200,000 $1,217,568
Source: NY Times / Keith Magnuson: The Inspiring Life and Times of a Beloved Blackhawk / Book: The New York Rangers : Broadway's Longest Running Hit
1974-75 $200,000 $1,096,329
Source: NY Times / Keith Magnuson: The Inspiring Life and Times of a Beloved Blackhawk / Book: The New York Rangers : Broadway's Longest Running Hit
1975-76 $200,000 $1,004,459
Source: NY Times / Keith Magnuson: The Inspiring Life and Times of a Beloved Blackhawk / Book: The New York Rangers : Broadway's Longest Running Hit
1976-77 $200,000 $949,921
Source: NY Times / Keith Magnuson: The Inspiring Life and Times of a Beloved Blackhawk / Book: The New York Rangers : Broadway's Longest Running Hit
1977-78 $250,000 $1,114,915
Source: Globe and Mail
1982-83 $300,000 $840,311
Source: Book: Straight Shooter: The Brad Park Story
1984-85 $380,000 $988,776
$220,000 in salary and two pizza franchises valued at $80,000 each. He retired as a pro hockey player after the season. (Earned $350,000 according to the book The Road to Hockeytown and $275,000 according to Mclean's.)
Source: The Globa and Mail
1985-86 $150,000 $376,917
As coach of the Detroit Red Wings. Signed 3-year contract as coach for $150,000 per season plus a $50,000 bonus per season if the team made the playoffs. Was fired after 45 games. The team did not make the playoffs in 1985-86 but made them in 1986-87 and 1987-88 while Park was still paid per his guaranteed contract. The Red Wings balked at paying the $100,000 bonus, went to court and per the court decision, they had to pay an undisclosed amount that Park deemed as fair.
Source: Book: Straight Shooter: The Brad Park Story
1986-87 $150,000 $369,902
1987-88 $150,000 $356,847
Career Total: US $2,478,173
(In today's dollars: US $10,311,845)

NHL Rank: 2302
(In today's dollars: 1303)

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