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NHL Fortune: $4,992,600

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Ron Wilson’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US $4,992,600 (US $8,161,432 in today's dollars), ranking #1647 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: May 28, 1955
Country of birth: Canada
Position: C
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1976
  • Round #13
  • Overall Pick: 133
  • By: Montreal Canadiens

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
1977-78 $37,600 $167,683
Contract in Canadian currency: $40,000.
Source: Globe and Mail
1984-85 $80,000 $208,163
Signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Minnesota North Stars for $80,000 in the NHL and $30,000 in the minors. Played the whole season in the NHL.
Source: Copy of contract
1989-90 $25,000 $54,509 532
As assistant-coach of the Milwaukee Admirals in the AHL. His first year into coaching.
Source: Book: Burke's Law - A Life in Hockey
1996-97 $350,000 $603,156 677
As coach of the Anaheim Mighty Ducks.
Source: The Hockey News
1997-98 $600,000 $1,010,341 383 $250,000 71%
As coach of the Washington Capitals.
Source: The Hockey News
1998-99 $600,000 $994,908 446
As coach of the Washington Capitals. Estimated minimum salary based on known compensation in 1997-98 and 1999-2000.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1999-00 $750,000 $1,216,983 405 $150,000 25%
As coach of the Washington Capitals.
Source: The Hockey News, La Presse or Le Droit
2000-01 $800,000 $1,255,749 401 $50,000 7%
As coach of the Washington Capitals.
Source: The Hockey News
2001-02 $850,000 $1,297,538 419 $50,000 6%
As coach of the Washington Capitals.
Source: The Hockey News
2002-03 $900,000 $1,352,402 426 $50,000 6%
As coach of the San Jose Sharks.
Source: The Hockey News
Career Total: US $4,992,600
(In today's dollars: US $8,161,432)

NHL Rank: 1647
(In today's dollars: 1480)

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