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Hockey Fortune: $306,063


John Ferguson’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $306,063 (US $1,778,626 in today's dollars), ranking #4860 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
In today's
1962-63 $6,000 $60,079
With the Cleveland Barons in the AHL.
Source(s): The Sporting News
1963-64 $6,953 $68,776
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 $336,373
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 $281,401
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 $532,244
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 $499,753
As General Manager of the New York Rangers. He was fired in June 1978.
Source(s): The Sporting News / La Presse
Career Total: US $306,063
(In today's dollars: US $1,778,626)

NHL Rank: 4860
(In today's dollars: 3482)