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NHL Fortune: $296,483

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John Ferguson’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $296,483 (US $1,656,062 in today's dollars), ranking #4765 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: September 5, 1938
Country of birth: Canada
Position: LW
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1985
  • Round #12
  • Overall Pick: 247
  • By: Montreal Canadiens

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
1962-63 $6,000 $58,393
With the Cleveland Barons in the AHL.
Source: The Sporting News
1963-64 $6,953 $66,846
Contract 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: Book: Breakaway
1970-71 $33,530 $254,282
Contract in Canadian currency: $35,000. According to The Sporting News, 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: The Sporting News
1975-76 $50,000 $273,504
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: The Sporting News
1976-77 $100,000 $517,308
As coach and General Manager of the New York Rangers. (Earned $120,000 according to another article in The Sporting News.)
Source: The Sporting News
1977-78 $100,000 $485,728
As General Manager of the New York Rangers.
Source: The Sporting News
Career Total: US $296,483
(In today's dollars: US $1,656,062)

NHL Rank: 4765
(In today's dollars: 3429)