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Hockey Fortune: $312,955

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Jerry Butler’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $312,955 (US $1,372,539 in today's dollars), ranking #4859 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: February 27, 1951
Country of birth: Canada
Position: RW
NHL Draft:
Salary History - Jerry Butler
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Earnings
(US$)
In today's
US$
Rank
1977-78 $84,600 $422,791
Amount in Canadian currency: $90,000.
Bases salary, not including bonuses, deferred payments and other extras. (Earned $60,000 according to the Globe and Mail.)
Source(s): The Gazette
1978-79 $74,545 $346,155
Amount in Canadian currency: $85,000.
Signed a two-year plus one option year contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs for CAN$85,000 the first season and $ 90,000 the following two seasons. Bonuses, to be renegotiated if he was traded: $ C 1,000 for 15 goals or 35 points; $ 1,000 if the team finished in 2nd place in its division; $ 2,000 if the team finished in 1st place in its division; $ 2,000 for reaching the semi-finals; $ 1,000 if the team had 225 or less goals against; an additional $ 1,000 if the team had 200 goals against or less; $ 500 if the team had a penalty killing percentage of 81%; and an additional $ 100 for each 1/10th percentage over 81%. Did not earn any of the bonuses.
Source(s): Copy of contract
1979-80 $76,860 $320,762
Amount in Canadian currency: $90,000.
Was traded to Vancouver during the season. Assuming that he renegotiated the same bonuses, did not earn any.
Source(s): Copy of contract
1980-81 $76,950 $282,832
Amount in Canadian currency: $90,000.
Assuming that he renegotiated the same bonuses, did not earn any.
Source(s): Copy of contract
Career Total: US $312,955
(In today's dollars: US $1,372,539)

NHL Rank: 4859
(In today's dollars: 3843)

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