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NHL Fortune: $145,215


Curt Ridley’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$145,215 (US$529,249 in today's dollars), ranking #4727 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: September 23, 1951
Country of birth: Canada
Position: G
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1971
  • Round #2
  • Overall Pick: 28
  • By: Boston Bruins

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
In today's
1977-78 $70,500 $300,867
Contract in Canadian currency: $75,000.
Source: Globe and Mail
1980-81 $53,865 $169,066
Contract in Canadian currency: $63,000. Signed a one-year, two way contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs: CAN$85,000 in the NHL and CAN$30,000 in the minors. He ended up playing 3 games in the NHL and 2 in the AHL, earning a pro-rated CAN$63,000.
Source: Copy of contract
1981-82 $20,850 $59,317
Contract in Canadian currency: $25,000. Signed a one-year, with one option year, two-way contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs: CAN$80,000 in the NHL and CAN$25,000 in the minors. The contract had various NHL-related bonuses. He played only in the minor leagues, earning CAN$25,000 and retired from pro-hockey after the season.
Source: Copy of contract
Career Earnings: US$145,215
(In today's dollars: US$529,249)

NHL Rank: 4727
(In today's dollars: 4326)

Contract(s) (click to enlarge)

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