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NHL Fortune: $235,000


Jim Watson’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $235,000 (US $1,019,488 in today's dollars), ranking #4941 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: August 19, 1952
Country of birth: Canada
Position: D
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1972
  • Round #3
  • Overall Pick: 39
  • By: Philadelphia Flyers

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
In today's
1973-74 $35,000 $230,732
His brother Joe, who also played for the Flyers, negotiated his rookie contract for him to save on agent/lawyer fees. (Signed a $45,000 contract according to the book The Greatest Players and Moments of the Philadelphia Flyers.)
Source: His brother Joe Watson on the Pro Hockey Alumni podcast
1977-78 $90,000 $434,631
Bases salary, not including bonuses, deferred payments and other extras. (Earned $115,000 according to the Globe and Mail.)
Source: The Gazette
1981-82 $110,000 $354,125
He retired after the season.
Source: The Hockey News
Career Total: US $235,000
(In today's dollars: US $1,019,488)

NHL Rank: 4941
(In today's dollars: 3968)