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Hockey Fortune: $215,188

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Pierre Bouchard’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $215,188 (US $1,226,675 in today's dollars), ranking #5099 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: February 20, 1948
Country of birth: Canada
Position: D
NHL Draft:
Salary History - Pierre Bouchard
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Earnings
(US$)
In today's
US$
Rank
1968-69 $5,000 $43,545
His first pro-hockey season, in the AHL.
Source(s): Pierre Bouchard on the podcast La poche bleue
1970-71 $958 $7,475
Amount in Canadian currency: $1,000.
Received a $C 1,000 bonus from the Montreal Canadiens for his first game in the NHL.
Source(s): La Presse
1971-72 $1,980 $14,812
Amount in Canadian currency: $2,000.
Received a $C 2,000 bonus from the Montreal Canadiens at the beginning of his second season in the NHL.
Source(s): La Presse
1972-73 $19,171 $138,855
Amount in Canadian currency: $19,000.
Prior to the season, turned down a contract offer from the Quebec Nordiques, from the World Hockey Association, wanting a $65,000 signing bonus. Instead, signed a two-year contract with the Montreal Canadiens for an unknown salary. Like all players on the roster, got a CAN$19,000 bonus for winning the Stanley Cup with the Montreal Canadiens.
Source(s): Book: Robinson for Defense / La Presse
1974-75 $37,474 $230,192
Amount in Canadian currency: $36,667.
In early June 1974, signed a three-year contract with the Montreal Canadiens for $110,000 overall, after turning down a three-year contract offer from the Quebec Nordiques, for $400,000 overall. (Earned $30,000 according to another article in La Presse.)
Source(s): La Presse
1975-76 $42,925 $241,581
Amount in Canadian currency: $43,667.
In addition to his base salary. Earned $7,000 in performance bonuses.
Source(s): La Presse
1976-77 $37,180 $197,890
Amount in Canadian currency: $36,667.
Source(s): La Presse
1977-78 $70,500 $352,326
Amount in Canadian currency: $75,000.
Bases salary, not including bonuses, deferred payments and other extras.
Source(s): The Gazette
Career Total: US $215,188
(In today's dollars: US $1,226,675)

NHL Rank: 5099
(In today's dollars: 3923)