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NHL Fortune: $979,580

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Pete Mahovlich’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US $979,580 (US $3,910,957 in today's dollars), ranking #3273 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: October 10, 1946
Country of birth: Canada
Position: C
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1963
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 2
  • By: Detroit Red Wings

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
1972-73 $0 $0
Contract in Canadian currency: $0. Reportedly received a sev\en-year contract offer from the St. Paul Fighting Saints, of the World Hockey Association, for $800,000. He didn't accept it and never played in the WHA. Like all players on the roster, got a CAN$19,000 (CAN$115,000 in today's dollars) bonus for winning the Stanley Cup with the Montreal Canadiens.
Source: Book: Robinson for Defense / The Sporting News
1975-76 $137,620 $691,168
Contract in Canadian currency: $140,000.
Source: The Sporting News
1976-77 $141,960 $674,254
Contract in Canadian currency: $140,000.
Source: The Sporting News
1977-78 $125,000 $557,458
Source: Globe and Mail
1978-79 $125,000 $517,975
Estimated minimum salary based on documented salaries for 1977-78 and 1981-82.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1979-80 $125,000 $465,521
Estimated minimum salary based on documented salaries for 1977-78 and 1981-82.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1980-81 $125,000 $409,993
Estimated minimum salary based on documented salaries for 1977-78 and 1981-82.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1981-82 $200,000 $594,589
As a veteran, paid full salary by Detroit despite playing the full season in Adirondack, in the AHL. (According to The Hockey News, he earned $125,000)
Source: Hockey Illustrated Special 1982-83
Career Total: US $979,580
(In today's dollars: US $3,910,957)

NHL Rank: 3273
(In today's dollars: 2143)

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