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NHL Fortune: $460,000

Description

Paul Gardner’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $460,000 (US $1,830,245 in today's dollars), ranking #4389 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: March 5, 1956
Country of birth: Canada
Position: C
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1976
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 11
  • By: Kansas City Scouts

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
1977-78 $80,000 $386,339
Bases salary, not including bonuses, deferred payments and other extras. (Earned $55,000 according to the Globe and Mail.)
Source: The Gazette
1978-79 $90,000 $403,848
Signed a three-year plus one-option year, one-way contract with the Colorado Rockies for $90,000, $90,000, $100,000 and $100,000. Performance bonuses included, conditional to playing 40 NHL games in the season: $ 2,500 for 40 goals or 80 points; another $ 2,500 for 50 goals or 100 points; and $ 2,500 for each round advanced in playoffs. If the team got 76 points of more in 1978-79 and made the playoffs, was to get a $ 5,000 yearly saary increase for the years remaining in the contract; If the team got 82 points of more in 1979-80 and made the playoffs, was to get a $ 5,000 yearly saary increase for the years remaining in the contract; If the team got 86 points of more in 1980-81 and made the playoffs, was to get a $ 5,000 yearly saary increase for the years remaining in the contract. Did not earn any of the bonuses.
Source: Copy of contract
1979-80 $90,000 $362,951
Did not earn any of the bonuses.
Source: Copy of contract
1980-81 $100,000 $355,175
Did not earn any of the bonuses.
Source: Copy of contract
1981-82 $100,000 $321,931
Did not earn any of the bonuses.
Source: Copy of contract
Career Total: US $460,000
(In today's dollars: US $1,830,245)

NHL Rank: 4389
(In today's dollars: 3305)

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