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NHL Fortune: $3,200,320

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Ron Low’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$3,200,320 (US$5,475,097 in today's dollars), ranking #2019 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: June 21, 1950
Country of birth: Canada
Position: G
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1970
  • Round #8
  • Overall Pick: 104
  • By: Toronto Maple Leafs

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
1971-72 $0 $0
Contract in Canadian currency: $0. Had a try-out agreement with the Toronto Maple Leafs stipulating that the team would pay expenses such as hotel rooms, meals and railroad fare to attend the training camp. Played the season in the American Hockey League and Central Hockey League.
Source: Copy of agreement
1972-73 $30,270 $193,983
Contract in Canadian currency: $30,000. Signed a three-year, one-way contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs for CAN$30,000, CAN$35,000 and CAN$45,000. NHL bonuses for 1973-74: $ 2,000 for 50 games or a goals against average under 3.00; $ 5,000 for a goals against average under 2.80; $ 150 per shutout. NHL bonuses for 1974-75: $ 2,500 for a goals against average under 2.85; $ 5,000 for a goals against average under 2.70; $ 150 per shutout.
Source: Copy of contract
1973-74 $35,000 $211,261
Contract in Canadian currency: $35,000. Played in the AHL.
Source: Copy of contract
1974-75 $45,050 $244,847
Played in the NHL and did not earn any of the bonuses.
Source: Copy of contract
1996-97 $260,000 $444,246 932
As coach of the Edmonton Oilers.
Source: The Hockey News
1997-98 $290,000 $484,176 667 $30,000 12%
As coach of the Edmonton Oilers.
Source: The Hockey News
1998-99 $290,000 $476,781 732
As coach of the Edmonton Oilers. Estimated minimum salary based on documented salary for 1997-98.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
2000-01 $750,000 $1,167,247 424
As coach of the New York Rangers.
Source: The Hockey News
2001-02 $750,000 $1,135,144 460
As coach of the New York Rangers.
Source: The Hockey News
2002-03 $750,000 $1,117,412 479
Was fired as coach of the New York Rangers after the 2001-02 season but had a guaranteed contract until the end of the 2002-03 season.
Source: The Hockey News
Career Total: US$3,200,320
(In today's dollars: US$5,475,097)

NHL Rank: 2019
(In today's dollars: 1809)

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