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NHL Fortune: $660,000

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Pat Stapleton’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$660,000 (US$3,333,901 in today's dollars), ranking #3603 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: July 4, 1940

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
1972-73 $60,000 $371,105
Source: Book: Jacques Demers en toutes lettres
1973-74 $120,000 $699,081
As player/coach/general manager of the Chicago Cougars of the World Hockey Association. Signed a guaranteed 5-year contract with the Chicago Cougars. (According to a copy of an agreement with the Chicago Cougars, he earned $125,000 with what appears of be $25,000 base salary and $100,000 for playing over 40 games, which he did.)
Source: Book: Jacques Demers en toutes lettres / Copy of agreement
1974-75 $120,000 $629,471
As player/coach/general manager of the Chicago Cougars of the World Hockey Association.
Source: Book: Jacques Demers en toutes lettres
1975-76 $120,000 $576,722
As player only with the Indianapolis Racers of the World Hockey Association.
Source: Book: Jacques Demers en toutes lettres
1976-77 $120,000 $545,409
As player only with the Indianapolis Racers of the World Hockey Association.
Source: Book: Jacques Demers en toutes lettres
1977-78 $120,000 $512,114
As player only with the Cincinnati Stingers of the World Hockey Association.
Source: Book: Jacques Demers en toutes lettres
Career Earnings: US$660,000
(In today's dollars: US$3,333,901)

NHL Rank: 3603
(In today's dollars: 2154)

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