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NHL Fortune: $2,438,122

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Serge Savard’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US $2,438,122 (US $7,294,146 in today's dollars), ranking #2320 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: January 22, 1946

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
1963-64 $1,038 $9,165
Contract in Canadian currency: $1,120. Earned $40 CAN/week with the Canadiens Junior of the Ontario Hockey League.
Source: Book: Serge Savard - Canadien jusqu'au bout
1964-65 $1,298 $11,309
Contract in Canadian currency: $1,400. Earned $50 CAN/week with the Canadiens Junior of the Ontario Hockey League.
Source: Book: Serge Savard - Canadien jusqu'au bout
1965-66 $1,559 $13,374
Contract in Canadian currency: $1,680. Earned $60 CAN/week with the Canadiens Junior of the Ontario Hockey League.
Source: Book: Serge Savard - Canadien jusqu'au bout
1966-67 $6,496 $54,110
Contract in Canadian currency: $7,000. Prior to the season, signed his first pro hockey contract with the Montreal Canadiens for a salary of $3,500 CAN and a signing bonus of $3,500 CAN. Played 2 games in the NHL and 68 games in the Central Hockey League.
Source: Book: Serge Savard - Canadien jusqu'au bout
1967-68 $23,639 $191,531
Contract in Canadian currency: $25,500. Salary of $10,500 CAN plus playoff bonus of $15,000 CAN. (According to Serge Savard on 98.5FM Montreal, his salary was $10,000)
Source: Book: Serge Savard - Canadien jusqu'au bout
1968-69 $23,432 $182,107
Contract in Canadian currency: $25,250. Salary of $14,000 CAN plus $1,500 bonus for winning the Connie Smythe Trophy and $9,750 bonus (awarded to all the players) because the team finished 1st in the standings and won the Stanley Cup.
Source: Book: Serge Savard - Canadien jusqu'au bout / 91.9 Sports Montreal
1969-70 $26,012 $191,686
Contract in Canadian currency: $28,000. Salary of $28,000 CAN.
Source: Book: Serge Savard - Canadien jusqu'au bout / 91.9 Sports Montreal
1972-73 $94,846 $613,029
Contract in Canadian currency: $94,000. Salary of $75,000 CAN (Turned down an offer, for $100,000, to play in the WHA for Chicago). Like all players on the roster, got a CAN$19,000 (CAN$115,000 in today's dollars) bonus for winning the Stanley Cup with the Montreal Canadiens.
Source: Book: Serge Savard - Canadien jusqu'au bout / Book: Robinson for Defense
1977-78 $145,700 $649,772
Contract in Canadian currency: $155,000. (Earned $175,000 according to The Sporting News.)
Source: Globe and Mail
1978-79 $131,550 $545,117
Contract in Canadian currency: $150,000.
Source: Toronto Star
1979-80 $128,100 $477,066
Contract in Canadian currency: $150,000. Estimated minimum salary based on documented salaries for 1978-79 and 1982-83.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1980-81 $256,500 $841,305
Contract in Canadian currency: $300,000. Estimated minimum salary based on documented salaries for 1978-79 and 1982-83. After the season, retired from the NHL and the Canadiens gave him a bonus of a year's salary as was the tradition with the Canadiens with players that had long career with the team. Earned his salary of $150,000 plus a bonus of $150,000.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1981-82 $125,100 $371,915
Contract in Canadian currency: $150,000. Estimated minimum salary based on documented salaries for 1978-79 and 1982-83. In December 1981, comes out of retirement and joins the Winnipeg Jets.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1982-83 $162,200 $454,328
Contract in Canadian currency: $200,000. The highest salary he got as a player in the NHL. He retired as a pro-hockey player after that season. Retired as a player after the season.
Source: Serge Savard at 98.5FM Montreal
1983-84 $89,210 $242,103
Contract in Canadian currency: $110,000. In April 1983, signed a 3-year contract as General Manager of the Montreal Canadiens for a little bit over $100,000 CAN.
Source: Serge Savard at 98.5FM Montreal / Book: Serge Savard - Canadien jusqu'au bout
1984-85 $84,920 $220,965
Contract in Canadian currency: $110,000. As General Manager of the Montreal Canadiens. After the season, two years were added to his existing 3-year contract, for an unknown salary, until the end of 1987-1988.
Source: Book: Serge Savard - Canadien jusqu'au bout
1985-86 $80,520 $202,329
Contract in Canadian currency: $110,000. As General Manager of the Montreal Canadiens
Source: Book: Serge Savard - Canadien jusqu'au bout
1986-87 $79,200 $195,308
Contract in Canadian currency: $110,000. As General Manager of the Montreal Canadiens. Estimated salary based on documented salary at the beginning of his 5-year contract.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1987-88 $82,940 $197,313
Contract in Canadian currency: $110,000. As General Manager of the Montreal Canadiens. Estimated salary based on documented salary at the beginning of his 5-year contract.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1993-94 $360,375 $674,300 332
Contract in Canadian currency: $465,000. Prior to the season, signed a 3-year contract as the General Manager of the Montreal Canadiens for an unknow salary. Salary estimated based on the documented salary in 1995-1996.
Source: HockeyZonePlus / Book: Serge Savard - Canadien jusqu'au bout
1994-95 $194,503 $354,703 434 -$165,872 -46%
Contract in Canadian currency: $465,000. Because of the lockout, his NHL salary was prorated for the 48-game season. As General Manager of the Montreal Canadiens (Earned $500,000 according to Serge Savard at 98.5FM Montreal and to the book 50 ans parmi les g?ants.)
Source: Book: Serge Savard - Canadien jusqu'au bout
1995-96 $338,985 $601,310 523 $144,482 74%
Contract in Canadian currency: $465,000. As General Manager of the Montreal Canadiens. He was fired a few games within the season but paid until then end of the season, when his contract elapsed. Was never part of the management of an NHL team after.
Source: Book: Serge Savard - Canadien jusqu'au bout
Career Total: US $2,438,122
(In today's dollars: US $7,294,146)

NHL Rank: 2320
(In today's dollars: 1581)

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