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NHL Fortune: $1,669,374

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Dave Williams’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $1,669,374 (US $6,322,560 in today's dollars), ranking #2936 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: February 3, 1954
Country of birth: Canada
Position: LW
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1974
  • Round #2
  • Overall Pick: 31
  • By: Toronto Maple Leafs

Did you know that Gary Bettman has accumulated the largest NHL fortune with $167M?

Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
1971-72 $1,188 $8,588
Contract in Canadian currency: $1,200. Earned $C 50 per week in the Western Junior League.
Source: Book: The Hot Line
1972-73 $1,211 $8,474
Contract in Canadian currency: $1,200. Earned $C 50 per week in the Western Junior League.
Source: Book: The Hot Line
1973-74 $1,200 $7,911
Contract in Canadian currency: $1,200. Earned $C 50 per week in the Western Junior League.
Source: Book: The Hot Line
1974-75 $148,190 $879,643
Contract in Canadian currency: $145,000. Drafted by Toronto in the NHL and Cincinnati in the WHA, he received a four-year contract offer from Cincinnati for $130,000 per year plus a $50,000 signing bonus. Toronto offered $10,000 to $15,000 less per year, for four year, and a $30,000 signing bonus. Told by his father that he wouldn't be able to watch his Cincinnati games on tv, he signed with Toronto. Earned a salary of about $115,000 plus his $30,000 signing bonus.
Source: Book: The Hot Line / Book: Breakaway
1975-76 $113,045 $614,795
Contract in Canadian currency: $115,000.
Source: Book: The Hot Line
1976-77 $116,610 $599,750
Contract in Canadian currency: $115,000.
Source: Book: The Hot Line
1977-78 $108,100 $522,040
Contract in Canadian currency: $115,000. (Earned $110,000 according to the Gazette and $105,000 according to the Globe and Mail.)
Source: Book: The Hot Line
1978-79 $100,855 $452,556
Contract in Canadian currency: $115,000. Near the end of the 1977-78 season, signed a multi-year contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs for "more than $100,000 per season."
Source: The Sporting News
1979-80 $98,210 $396,060
Contract in Canadian currency: $115,000.
Source: The Sporting News
1980-81 $98,325 $349,226
Contract in Canadian currency: $115,000.
Source: The Sporting News
1981-82 $95,910 $308,764
Contract in Canadian currency: $115,000. Estimated minimum salary based on documented salaries for 1980-81 and 1984-85.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1982-83 $93,265 $282,888
Contract in Canadian currency: $115,000. Estimated minimum salary based on documented salaries for 1980-81 and 1984-85.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1983-84 $93,265 $274,083
Contract in Canadian currency: $115,000. Estimated minimum salary based on documented salaries for 1980-81 and 1984-85.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1984-85 $150,000 $422,651
Prior to the season, signed a two-year plus one-year option (if he scored 15 goals or 50 points in each season, which he did not) with the Detroit Red Wings for $150,000 per season. (Earned $165,000 according to the Book: The Road to Hockeytown.)
Source: The Sporting News
1985-86 $150,000 $408,153
Source: The Sporting News
1986-87 $150,000 $400,557
Estimated minimum salary based on documented salary for 1985-86.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1987-88 $150,000 $386,420
Estimated minimum salary based on documented salary for 1985-86. Retired as a pro-hockey player after the season.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
Career Total: US $1,669,374
(In today's dollars: US $6,322,560)

NHL Rank: 2936
(In today's dollars: 1856)