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Hockey Fortune: $699,486

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Jack Valiquette’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $699,486 (US $3,518,661 in today's dollars), ranking #4102 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: March 18, 1956
Country of birth: Canada
Position: C
NHL Draft:
Salary History - Jack Valiquette
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Earnings
(US$)
In today's
US$
Rank
1974-75 $117,796 $727,892
Amount in Canadian currency: $115,260.
After being drafted 13th overall in the 1st NHL round, signed a five-year contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs: CAN$60,000 / CAN$70,000 / CAN$80,000 and salaries to be determined later for 1977-78 and 1979-80 in the NHL. If he was to play in the minors, he was to rceive the same salary except for CAN$40,000 in 1974-75. Included a signing bonus of CAN$200,000 to be paid over 7 years: CAN$75,000, CAN$50,000 and CAN$15,000 for each of the next 5 years. He played 76 games in the CHL and 1 game in the NHL, earning CAN$40,260 plus his CAN$75,000 signing bonus.
Source(s): Copy of contract
1975-76 $117,960 $667,826
Amount in Canadian currency: $120,000.
Source(s): Copy of contract
1976-77 $96,330 $515,757
Amount in Canadian currency: $95,000.
Source(s): Copy of contract
1977-78 $79,900 $401,675
Amount in Canadian currency: $85,000.
For the two years remaining on his contract, agreed to be paid CAN$70,000 and $ 80,000 plus bonuses: $ 2,5000 if he got 20 goals or 50 points; another $ 2,5000 for 25 goals or 60 points; another $ 2,5000 for 30 goals or 65 points; and another $ 2,5000 for 35 goals or 70 points. He did not earn a bonus. (Earned a base salary of $110,000 according to the Gazette.)
Source(s): Copy of contract / Globe and Mail
1978-79 $97,500 $455,438
Earned $ 2,500 bonus with 23 goals and 57 points.
Source(s): Copy of contract
1979-80 $95,000 $398,822
Based on 1978-79 documented salary, it is assumed that he earned the same base salary, plus the $ 15,000 portion of his signing bonus.
Source(s): HockeyZonePlus / Copy of contract
1980-81 $95,000 $351,250
Based on 1978-79 documented salary, it is assumed that he earned the same base salary, plus the $ 15,000 portion of his signing bonus. He retired from pro hockey after the season.
Source(s): HockeyZonePlus / Copy of contract
Career Total: US $699,486
(In today's dollars: US $3,518,661)

NHL Rank: 4102
(In today's dollars: 2647)

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