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Hockey Fortune: $13,146

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Les Kozak’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $13,146 (US $133,613 in today's dollars), ranking #6123 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: October 28, 1940
Country of birth: Canada
Position: LW
Salary History - Les Kozak
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Earnings
(US$)
In today's
US$
Rank
1961-62 $9,870 $100,615
Amount in Canadian currency: $10,000.
Prior to the season, signed a two-year contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs for a yearly bonus of $2,000 and a yearly salay of $8,000. This ended up being his last pro-hockey season as on February 21, 1962, he suffered a career-ending skull fracture in an AHL game, playing for the Rochester Americans, a team affiliated with the Maple Leafs. Earned the $2,000 bonus and $8,000 salary and never played hockey again.
Source(s): The Hockey Research Journal
1962-63 $3,276 $32,998
Amount in Canadian currency: $3,500.
Had the last year of his contract for a $8,000 salary and $2,000 bonus with the Toronto Maple Leafs but did not play because of his injury. A year and a half later, received a $3,500 cheque from the Maple Leafs.
Source(s): The Hockey Research Journal
Career Total: US $13,146
(In today's dollars: US $133,613)

NHL Rank: 6123
(In today's dollars: 5988)