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NHL Fortune: $10,600


Irv Spencer’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$10,600 (US$92,650 in today's dollars), ranking #5342 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: December 4, 1937

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
In today's
1922-23 $600 $9,265
Contract in Canadian currency: $600.
1964-65 $10,000 $83,385
Signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Detroit Red Wings for $11,500 in the NHL, with a $ 750 bonus if the team made the playoffs and $ 750 if the team reached the Stanley Cup Final. In the AHL, the salary was set to $9,500, with a $ 550 bonus if the team made the playoffs and $ 550 if the team reached the Final. He played the whole season in the AHL, earning $ 9,500 plus a $ 500 bonus for making the playoffs.
Source: Copy of contract
Career Earnings: US$10,600
(In today's dollars: US$92,650)

NHL Rank: 5342
(In today's dollars: 5273)

Contract(s) (click to enlarge)

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