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Hockey Fortune: $1,060,000

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Pat Stapleton’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $1,060,000 (US $6,384,798 in today's dollars), ranking #3512 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: July 4, 1940
Position: D
Salary History - Pat Stapleton
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Earnings
(US$)
In today's
US$
Rank
1972-73 $60,000 $437,159
(Earned $50,000 according to La Presse and $55,000 according to The Sporting News.)
Source(s): Book: Jacques Demers en toutes lettres
1973-74 $300,000 $2,058,784
Signed a guaranteed five-year contract with the Chicago Cougars as player/coach/general manager of the World Hockey Association for $1M, including a signing bonus of $125,000. (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.) In 1973-74, earned his salary of $175,000 plus his signing bonus.
Source(s): Keith Magnuson: The Inspiring Life and Times of a Beloved Blackhawk / The Sporting News / Book: Jacques Demers en toutes lettres / The Sporting News / Copy of agreement
1974-75 $175,000 $1,081,373
As player/coach/general manager of the Chicago Cougars of the World Hockey Association.
Source(s): Book: Jacques Demers en toutes lettres
1975-76 $175,000 $990,756
As player only with the Indianapolis Racers of the World Hockey Association.
Source(s): Book: Jacques Demers en toutes lettres
1976-77 $175,000 $936,962
As player only with the Indianapolis Racers of the World Hockey Association.
Source(s): Book: Jacques Demers en toutes lettres
1977-78 $175,000 $879,764
As player only with the Cincinnati Stingers of the World Hockey Association. Retired as a pro-hockey player after the season.
Source(s): Book: Jacques Demers en toutes lettres
Career Total: US $1,060,000
(In today's dollars: US $6,384,798)

NHL Rank: 3512
(In today's dollars: 1970)

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