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Hockey Fortune: $410,125

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Mike Pelyk’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $410,125 (US $2,552,750 in today's dollars), ranking #4688 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: September 29, 1947
Country of birth: Canada
Position: D
NHL Draft:
Salary History - Mike Pelyk
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Earnings
(US$)
In today's
US$
Rank
1969-70 $14,400 $119,616
Amount in Canadian currency: $15,500.
Signed a one-year, one-way contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs for CAN$15,500 plus bonuses: $ 250 for a team goals against average between 2.76 and 2.90 if the team makes the playoffs; $ 500 for a team goals against average of 2.75 or less if the team makes the playoffs; $ 1,500 if the team finishes 1st its division; $ 1,000 for second in its division; and $ 750 for 3rd in its division. Did not earn any bonus.
Source(s): Copy of contract
1970-71 $14,849 $116,550
Amount in Canadian currency: $15,500.
Estimated minimum salary based on documented 1969-70 salary.
Source(s): HockeyZonePlus
1971-72 $23,018 $173,214
Amount in Canadian currency: $23,250.
Signed a one-year, one-way contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs for CAN$22,500 plus bonuses: $ 50 per + over 0; $ 250 for a team goals against average between 2.76 and 2.90 if the team makes the playoffs; $ 750 for a team goals against average of 2.75 or less if the team makes the playoffs; $ 2,000 if the team finishes 1st its division; $ 1,500 for second in its division; and $ 2,000 for 3rd in its division. Earned a $ 750 bonus as the team made the playoffs and had a goals against average under 2.75 during the season.
Source(s): Copy of contract
1972-73 $31,784 $231,574
Amount in Canadian currency: $31,500.
Signed a one-year, one-way contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs for CAN$31,500 plus bonuses: $500 for +10; $ 50 per + over 10; $500 for +15; $75 per + between 16 and 20; $100 per + over 20; $1,000 for 25 points; another $1,000 for 35 points; $ 250 for a team goals against average between 2.76 and 2.90 if the team makes the playoffs; $ 750 for a team goals against average of 2.75 or less if the team makes the playoffs; $ 2,000 if the team finishes 1st its division; $ 1,500 for second in its division; and $ 1,000 for 3rd in its division. Did not earn any bonus.
Source(s): Copy of contract
1973-74 $50,375 $345,704
Amount in Canadian currency: $50,375.
Signed a one-year, one-way contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs for CAN$50,000 plus bonuses: $ 75 per + from 1 to 10; $ 750 for +10; $ 100 per + from 11 to 20; $ 1,000 for +20; $ 100 per + over 20; $ 1,000 for +25; 0; $ 500 for a team goals against average between 2.76 and 2.90 if the team makes the playoffs; $ 1,500 for a team goals against average of 2.75 or less if the team makes the playoffs; $ 1,000 if the team wins more than 2 games in each playoff round. Earned $ 375 in bonus for his +5.
Source(s): Copy of contract
1974-75 $102,200 $631,522
Amount in Canadian currency: $100,000.
With the Vancouver Blazers, in the World Hockey Association.
Source(s): Book: The Red Kelly Story
1975-76 $98,300 $556,522
Amount in Canadian currency: $100,000.
Estimated compensation based on documented salary in 1974-75. With the Cincinnati Stingers, in the World Hockey Association.
Source(s): HockeyZonePlus
1977-78 $75,200 $378,047
Amount in Canadian currency: $80,000.
Bases salary, not including bonuses, deferred payments and other extras. (Earned $75,000 according to the Globe and Mail.)
Source(s): The Gazette
Career Total: US $410,125
(In today's dollars: US $2,552,750)

NHL Rank: 4688
(In today's dollars: 3100)

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