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NHL Fortune: $450,560

Description

Dennis Maruk’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $450,560 (US $1,592,686 in today's dollars), ranking #4418 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: November 17, 1955
Country of birth: Canada
Position: C
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1975
  • Round #2
  • Overall Pick: 21
  • By: California Seals

Did you know that Gary Bettman has accumulated the largest NHL fortune with $167M?

Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
1975-76 $60,000 $326,310
As a rookie drafted in the second NHL round, 21st overall, he signed a 3-year contract with the California Seals for $30,000, $40,000, and $50,000 plus a $30,000 signing bonus. His agent, Bernard Geoffrion, had negotiated a clause with performances bonuses that amounted to $15,000 in 1975-76 but the team refused to pay unless they could produce a copy of the clause, which was on a separate sheet. His agent and lawyers could not find a copy and he was never paid the performance bonus.
Source: Book: Dennis Maruk: The Unforgettable Story of Hockeys Forgotten 60-Goal Man
1976-77 $40,560 $208,609
Source: Book: Dennis Maruk: The Unforgettable Story of Hockeys Forgotten 60-Goal Man
1977-78 $50,000 $241,462
(Earned $80,000 according to the Gazette and $95,000 according to the Globe and Mail.)
Source: Book: Dennis Maruk: The Unforgettable Story of Hockeys Forgotten 60-Goal Man
1985-86 $300,000 $816,306
The most he earned during his hockey career.
Source: SportLit Podcast
Career Total: US $450,560
(In today's dollars: US $1,592,686)

NHL Rank: 4418
(In today's dollars: 3522)