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NHL Fortune: $3,000


Lester Patrick’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$3,000 (US$78,540 in today's dollars), ranking #5318 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Did you know that Gary Bettman accumulated the 4th largest NHL fortune with $120M?

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1909-10 $3,000 $78,540
Contract in Canadian currency: $3,000. With the Renfrew Creamery Kings of the National Hockey Association. Along with his brother Frank, he was deemed the best-paid hockey player at the time.
Source: Maclean's; Book: The Lively World of Hockey

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Interesting animated bar chart race showing that 36 players and 1 commissioner appeared, in the past 25 years, in the yearly Top Ten NHL/hockey fortunes accumulated. Jaromir Jagr is #1 in total hockey earnings since 2002-03 and will be taken over in 2-3 years by Crosby and Ovechkin. How is your 401k/RSSP doing?

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