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NHL Fortune: $815,390

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Jim Rutherford’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US $815,390 (US $2,893,216 in today's dollars), ranking #3549 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: February 17, 1949
Country of birth: Canada
Position: G
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1969
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 10
  • By: Detroit Red Wings

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
1977-78 $135,000 $602,054
Source: Globe and Mail
1978-79 $135,000 $559,413
Estimated minimum salary based on documented salaries for 1977-78 and 1980-81.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1979-80 $135,000 $502,762
Estimated minimum salary based on documented salaries for 1977-78 and 1980-81.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1980-81 $127,053 $416,726
Contract in Canadian currency: $148,600. Signed a one-year, plus one option year, one-way contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs for CAN$130,000 and CAN$125,000. Bonuses included $ 600/game played in 1980-81 and $ 800/game played in 1981-82 and $ 2,500 if the team finished in the top 8 in the overall standings. Played 31 NHL games, earning $ 18,600 and did not earn the team performance bonus.
Source: Copy of contract
1981-82 $108,337 $322,079
Contract in Canadian currency: $129,900. Played 7 NHL games, earning $ 4,900. Did not earn the team performance bonus.
Source: Copy of contract
1982-83 $175,000 $490,181
Retired from pro-hockey after the season.
Source: Rutherford on Cam & Strick podcast
Career Total: US $815,390
(In today's dollars: US $2,893,216)

NHL Rank: 3549
(In today's dollars: 2489)

Contract(s) (click to enlarge)

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