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Hockey Fortune: $77,750

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Bob Whidden’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $77,750 (US $461,033 in today's dollars), ranking #5723 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: July 24, 1946
Country of birth: Canada
Position: G
Salary History - Bob Whidden
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Earnings
(US$)
In today's
US$
Rank
1972-73 $2,000 $14,572
Earned a $2,000 bonus for being part of the best WHA goaltending team.
Source(s): The Sporting News
1974-75 $34,000 $210,095
Prior to the season, signed a four-year contract with the Cleveland Crusaders, of the World Hockey Association, superseding the contract he already had, for a salary of $32,500 in 1974-75; $40,000 in 1975-76; $45,000 in 1976-77 and $50,000 in 1977-78. Yearly bonuses included $1,000 for a goals against average under 3.00; $250 per shutout; $2,500 if the team finished in first place; $1,500 for a second place; $500 for a third place; and $2,500 if the team won the Avco Cup. Earned a bonus of $1,500 as the team finished 2nd in its division.
Source(s): Copy of contract
1975-76 $41,750 $236,366
Salary of $40,000 plus bonuses of $1,000 for a goals against average under 3.00; $250 per shutout; $2,500 if the team finished in first place; $1,500 for a second place; $500 for a third place; and $2,500 if the team won the Avco Cup. Earned bonuses of $1,500 as the team finished 2nd in its division and $250 for getting a shutout.
Source(s): Copy of contract
1976-77 $0 $0
Prior to the season, he had a second back surgery and the Crusaders folded. He played the whole season in the North American Hockey League, for an unknown salary, and elected to retire after the season.
Source(s): Greater Cleveland Sports Hall of Fame
Career Total: US $77,750
(In today's dollars: US $461,033)

NHL Rank: 5723
(In today's dollars: 5203)

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