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NHL Fortune: $74,000


Pierre Pilote’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$74,000 (US$561,737 in today's dollars), ranking #4980 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Did you know that Gary Bettman accumulated the 4th largest NHL fortune with $120M?

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Season   Salary
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1967-68 $36,000 $279,129
Signed a two-year, one-way contract with the Chicago Blackhawks for $36,000 and $38,000 and bonus of $ 1,000 if he got 40 or more points in a season. Did not earn the bonus.
Source: Copy of contract
1968-69 $38,000 $282,607
Did not earn the bonus. Retired from pro hockey after the season.
Source: Copy of contract.

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Interesting animated bar chart race showing that 36 players and 1 commissioner appeared, in the past 25 years, in the yearly Top Ten NHL/hockey fortunes accumulated. Jaromir Jagr is #1 in total hockey earnings since 2002-03 and will be taken over in 2-3 years by Crosby and Ovechkin. How is your 401k/RSSP doing?

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