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Hockey Fortune: $1,669,374

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Dave Williams’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $1,669,374 (US $6,581,770 in today's dollars), ranking #3040 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: February 3, 1954
Country of birth: Canada
Position: LW
NHL Draft:
Salary History - Dave Williams
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Earnings
(US$)
In today's
US$
Rank
1971-72 $1,188 $8,940
Amount in Canadian currency: $1,200.
Earned $C 50 per week in the Western Junior League.
Source(s): Book: The Hot Line
1972-73 $1,211 $8,822
Amount in Canadian currency: $1,200.
Earned $C 50 per week in the Western Junior League.
Source(s): Book: The Hot Line
1973-74 $1,200 $8,235
Amount in Canadian currency: $1,200.
Earned $C 50 per week in the Western Junior League.
Source(s): Book: The Hot Line
1974-75 $148,190 $915,707
Amount 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(s): Book: The Hot Line / Book: Breakaway
1975-76 $113,045 $640,000
Amount in Canadian currency: $115,000.
Source(s): Book: The Hot Line
1976-77 $116,610 $624,338
Amount in Canadian currency: $115,000.
Source(s): Book: The Hot Line
1977-78 $108,100 $543,443
Amount in Canadian currency: $115,000.
(Earned $110,000 according to the Gazette and $105,000 according to the Globe and Mail.)
Source(s): Book: The Hot Line
1978-79 $100,855 $471,110
Amount 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." Also was to receive a $5,000 bonus if he scored 20 goals or more. He scored 19 goals and did not earn the bonus.
Source(s): The Sporting News / La Presse
1979-80 $98,210 $412,298
Amount in Canadian currency: $115,000.
Source(s): The Sporting News
1980-81 $98,325 $363,544
Amount in Canadian currency: $115,000.
Source(s): The Sporting News
1981-82 $95,910 $321,423
Amount in Canadian currency: $115,000.
Estimated minimum salary based on documented salaries for 1980-81 and 1984-85.
Source(s): HockeyZonePlus
1982-83 $93,265 $294,485
Amount in Canadian currency: $115,000.
Estimated minimum salary based on documented salaries for 1980-81 and 1984-85.
Source(s): HockeyZonePlus
1983-84 $93,265 $285,320
Amount in Canadian currency: $115,000.
Estimated minimum salary based on documented salaries for 1980-81 and 1984-85.
Source(s): HockeyZonePlus
1984-85 $150,000 $439,979
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(s): The Sporting News
1985-86 $150,000 $424,886
Source(s): The Sporting News
1986-87 $150,000 $416,978
Estimated minimum salary based on documented salary for 1985-86.
Source(s): HockeyZonePlus
1987-88 $150,000 $402,262
Estimated minimum salary based on documented salary for 1985-86. Retired as a pro-hockey player after the season.
Source(s): HockeyZonePlus
Career Total: US $1,669,374
(In today's dollars: US $6,581,770)

NHL Rank: 3040
(In today's dollars: 1925)