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Hockey Fortune: $12,086

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Doug McMurdy’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $12,086 (US $162,276 in today's dollars), ranking #6102 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: February 9, 1926
Country of birth: Canada
Position: C
Salary History - Doug McMurdy
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Earnings
(US$)
In today's
US$
Rank
1943-44 $0 $0
Amount in Canadian currency: $0.
At age 17, started playing for the St. Catharines Falcons in the Ontario Hockey Association Jr A league. Was not paid to play and was working 40 to 44 hours hours per week at the Thompson Procudtcs Warehouse for CAN $35.
Source(s): The Hockey Research Journal
1944-45 $0 $0
Amount in Canadian currency: $0.
With the St. Catharines Falcons in the Ontario Hockey Association Jr A league. Was not paid to play and was working 40 to 44 hours hours per week at the Thompson Procudtcs Warehouse for CAN $35.
Source(s): The Hockey Research Journal
1945-46 $5,586 $94,056
Amount in Canadian currency: $6,200.
Prior to the season, signed a contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs organization for a salary of $5,000 and a signing bonus of $1,200. During training camp, was switched from defense to center, didn't do well, and ended up spending the whole season in the AHL. It is unknown if he had a two-way contract, playing for less than $5,000.
Source(s): The Hockey Research Journal
1958-59 $6,500 $68,221
He retired as a pro-hockey player after the season, never making it in the NHL. The most he ever earned in a season in career is $6,500 and it is assumed to be in his last season although he could have peaked earlier and lost value after with decreasing performances.
Source(s): The Hockey Research Journal
Career Total: US $12,086
(In today's dollars: US $162,276)

NHL Rank: 6102
(In today's dollars: 5929)