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Hockey Fortune: $788,463

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John Ferguson’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $788,463 (US $3,027,923 in today's dollars), ranking #3935 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: September 5, 1938
Country of birth: Canada
Position: LW
NHL Draft:
Salary History - John Ferguson
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Earnings
(US$)
In today's
US$
Rank
1962-63 $6,000 $60,436
With the Cleveland Barons in the AHL.
Source(s): The Sporting News
1963-64 $6,953 $69,184
Amount in Canadian currency: $7,500.
Handshake with Montreal General Manager Frank Selke and little piece of torn-off paper stating that salary was CAN$7,500 for the season.
Source(s): Book: Breakaway
1970-71 $43,110 $338,372
Amount in Canadian currency: $45,000.
According to The Sporting News, earned $35,000 and the Montreal Canadiens agreed, during the season, to raise his salary to $60,000 in 1971-72. He unexpectedly retired as a pro hockey player after the season. (Earned $57,000 according to the book Don Cherry's Hockey Greats and More.)
Source(s): La Presse
1974-75 $0 $0
Prior to the season, the Boston Bruins offered him $35,000 as coach of the team. He turned down the offer, wanting a three-year contract at $60,000 per season.
Source(s): La Presse
1975-76 $50,000 $283,073
In early January 1976, signed a three-year contract with the New York Rangers as coach and General Manager for $100,000 per year. Salary pro-rated to $50,000 for the half season.
Source(s): The Sporting News / La Presse
1976-77 $100,000 $535,407
As coach and General Manager of the New York Rangers. (Earned $120,000 according to another article in The Sporting News.)
Source(s): The Sporting News / La Presse
1977-78 $100,000 $502,722
As General Manager of the New York Rangers. He was fired in June 1978.
Source(s): The Sporting News / La Presse
1987-88 $150,800 $404,407
Amount in Canadian currency: $200,000.
As General Manager of the Winnipeg Jets.
Source(s): La Presse
1988-89 $162,600 $418,943
Amount in Canadian currency: $200,000.
On October 30, 1988, was fired as General Manager of the Winnipeg Jets. Had two seasons left on his contract.
Source(s): La Presse
1989-90 $169,000 $415,377 280
Amount in Canadian currency: $200,000.
His guaranteed contract with the Winnipeg Jets.
Source(s): La Presse
Career Total: US $788,463
(In today's dollars: US $3,027,923)

NHL Rank: 3935
(In today's dollars: 2837)