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Hockey Fortune: $195,800


Bill Nyrop’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $195,800 (US $766,460 in today's dollars), ranking #5211 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: July 23, 1952
Country of birth: USA
Position: D
NHL Draft:
Salary History - Bill Nyrop
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Earnings
In today's
1977-78 $65,800 $330,791
Amount in Canadian currency: $70,000.
Bases salary, not including bonuses, deferred payments and other extras. (Earned $85,000 to $90,000 according to La Presse.)
Source(s): The Gazette / Globe and Mail
1978-79 $0 $0
After 3 seasons with the Montreal Canadiens, he left training camp prior to the season, retired from hockey, and began working in the insurance industry.
Source(s): Hockey Draft Central
1979-80 $0 $0
Did not play hockey
1980-81 $0 $0
Did not play hockey
1981-82 $130,000 $435,669
He unretired before 1981-82, played for the Minnesota North Stars, and retired from the NHL after the season to play one more season in Germany and retire for good from pro hockey. Between 1977-78 and 1981-82, as he did not play, the Minnesota North Stars offering him two contract: a five-year contract (1979-80 to 1983-84) which he did not sign, and later; a three-year contract (1981-82 to 1983-84) which he signed although he only played the first year. It is unknown exactly how much he earned in 1981-82 but use the $130,000 assumption as was indicated in the unsigned 5-year contract.
Source(s): Copy of contract / Classic Auctions
Career Total: US $195,800
(In today's dollars: US $766,460)

NHL Rank: 5211
(In today's dollars: 4657)

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