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NHL Fortune: $490,916

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Bobby Baun’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US $490,916 (US $3,531,007 in today's dollars), ranking #4133 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: September 9, 1936

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
1952-53 $2,042 $20,789
Contract in Canadian currency: $2,000. Earned $CAN 75/week plus got a $CAN 200 signing bonus with the Toronto Marlboros in the Ontario Hockey Association junior league. Was also provided a weekly $35 to cover room and board.
Source: Book: Golden Oldies / Book: '67
1953-54 $1,831 $18,491
Contract in Canadian currency: $1,800. Earned $CAN 75/week with the Toronto Marlboros in the Ontario Hockey Association junior league. Was also provided a weekly $35 to cover room and board.
Source: Book: Golden Oldies / Book: '67
1954-55 $1,849 $18,610
Contract in Canadian currency: $1,800. Earned $CAN 75/week with the Toronto Marlboros in the Ontario Hockey Association junior league. Was also provided a weekly $35 to cover room and board.
Source: Book: Golden Oldies / Book: '67
1955-56 $1,825 $18,422
Contract in Canadian currency: $1,800. Earned $CAN 75/week with the Toronto Marlboros in the Ontario Hockey Association junior league. Was also provided a weekly $35 to cover room and board.
Source: Book: Golden Oldies / Book: '67
1956-57 $12,192 $121,247
Contract in Canadian currency: $12,000. In his first year of pro-hockey, with the Toronto Maple Leafs, earned a salary of $8,000 and a signing bonus of $4,000.
Source: Book: Golden Oldies
1964-65 $14,832 $129,242
Contract in Canadian currency: $16,000.
Source: Book: '67
1965-66 $20,416 $175,133
Contract in Canadian currency: $22,000.
Source: Book: '67
1966-67 $27,840 $231,900
Contract in Canadian currency: $30,000. (Earned $25,000 according to the book Gordie.)
Source: Book: Hockey Stars of 1969
1967-68 $37,500 $303,844
Signed a three-year, one-way, contract with the Oakland Seals for $37,500/season, after being their 1st pick at the NHL expansion draft. (According to the book Golden Oldies, earned $87,500; According to the book '67, earned $35,000; According to the book Gordie, earned $60,000.)
Source: Book: The California Golden Seas / Book Hockey Stars of 1969
1968-69 $67,000 $520,704
Source: Book: Gordie: A Hockey Legend / Book: Gordie
1969-70 $125,000 $921,142
Earned $37,500 according to the book Hockey Stars of 1969
Source: Book: Golden Oldies
1971-72 $49,500 $330,448
Contract in Canadian currency: $50,000. Signed a three-year, one-way contract with the Toronto Maples Leafs for CAN$50,000 per season. Possible bonuses included CAN$10,000 if the team won the Stanley Cup and CAN$3,000 if he helped the goalies maintain a goal-against average at 2.40 or less. He did not earn the bonuses.
Source: Copy of contract
1972-73 $50,450 $326,079
Contract in Canadian currency: $50,000. Five games into the season, he got a career-ending neck injury and never played professional again.
Source: Copy of contract.
1975-76 $78,640 $394,953
Contract in Canadian currency: $80,000. As coach of the Toronto Toros of the World Hockey Association.
Source: Book: Golden Oldies
Career Total: US $490,916
(In today's dollars: US $3,531,007)

NHL Rank: 4133
(In today's dollars: 2259)

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