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NHL Fortune: $22,500

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Lionel Conacher’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US $22,500 (US $346,890 in today's dollars), ranking #5603 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: May 24, 1901
Country of birth: Canada

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
1920-21 $0 $0
Wanting to keep his status as an amateur player, turned down a $3,000 per season contract offer from the Toronto St.Pats in the NHL.
Source: Book: Big Train
1921-22 $0 $0
Wanting to keep his status as an amateur player, turned down a $5,000 per season contract offer from the Montreal Canadiens in the NHL.
Source: Book: Big Train
1925-26 $7,500 $115,579
Prior to the season, signed a three-year contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates, in the NHL, worth $22,500 overall, allegedly making him the highest-paid player in the league.
Source: Book: Sports and Labor in the United States
1926-27 $7,500 $114,534
Source: Book: Sports and Labor in the United States
1927-28 $7,500 $116,777
Source: Book: Sports and Labor in the United States
Career Total: US $22,500
(In today's dollars: US $346,890)

NHL Rank: 5603
(In today's dollars: 4967)

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