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NHL Fortune: $175,000


Bill Friday’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US $175,000 (US $1,068,538 in today's dollars), ranking #4866 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: June 18, 1933
Country of birth: Canada

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
In today's
1971-72 $25,000 $166,893
Source: A Referee's Like - Ron Wicks
1972-73 $50,000 $323,171
Was offered a one-year contract, to continue as a NHL referee, for $26,000. The World Hockey Association offered a three-year contract, as a referee, for $50,000 per season, alledgedly making him the highest paid official in any sport. The NHL counter-offered with a three-year contract for $26,000, $30,000 and $34,000. He signed with the WHA.
Source: Book: The Hot Line / Book: The Rebel League / Book: Brian McFarlane's History of Hockey / Book: A referee's Life - Ron Wicks
1973-74 $50,000 $304,392
As a referee in the WHA.
Source: Book: The Rebel League / Book: The Hot Line
1974-75 $50,000 $274,082
As a referee in the WHA.
Source: Book: The Rebel League / Book: The Hot Line
Career Total: US $175,000
(In today's dollars: US $1,068,538)

NHL Rank: 4866
(In today's dollars: 3622)

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