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Hockey Fortune: $3,787,319

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Borje Salming’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $3,787,319 (US $13,250,382 in today's dollars), ranking #2093 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: April 17, 1951
Country of birth: Sweden
Position: D
Salary History - Borje Salming
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Earnings
(US$)
In today's
US$
Rank
1973-74 $70,000 $480,383
Amount in Canadian currency: $70,000.
Prior to the season, signed a two-year contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs for between CDN $60,000 and CDN $80,000 per season. His first year in the NHL.
Source(s): The Canadian / The Sporting News
1974-75 $71,540 $442,065
Amount in Canadian currency: $70,000.
Source(s): The Canadian
1975-76 $167,110 $946,087
Amount in Canadian currency: $170,000.
Prior to the season, signed a five-year contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs at a rumored salary of $200,000 per season. (It was a five-year contract for a rumored $200,000 per season according to another edition of The Sporting News.)
Source(s): The Sporting News
1976-77 $172,380 $922,934
Amount in Canadian currency: $170,000.
(Earned C$250,000 according to The Canadian.)
Source(s): The Sporting News
1977-78 $159,800 $803,350
Amount in Canadian currency: $170,000.
(Earned $155,000 according to The Globe & Mail.)
Source(s): The Sporting News / The Gazette
1978-79 $149,090 $696,424
Amount in Canadian currency: $170,000.
Source(s): The Sporting News
1979-80 $145,821 $612,173
Amount in Canadian currency: $170,750.
Earned a salary of $170,000 plus $750 from the NHL for finishing 2nd in voting for the Norris trophy. (Earned $175,000 according to La Presse and another edition of The Sporting News.)
Source(s): The Sporting News / The Hockey News 1981 Yearbook
1980-81 $285,000 $1,053,748
Amount in Canadian currency: $333,333.
Prior to the season, signed a six-year contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs for $2M. (According to The Sporting News, it was a contract for between $350,000 and $400,000 per season. According to La Presse, he earned $325,000.)
Source(s): Book: Brian McFarlane's History of Hockey
1981-82 $278,000 $931,660
Amount in Canadian currency: $333,333.
Source(s): Book: Brian McFarlane's History of Hockey
1982-83 $270,333 $853,580
Amount in Canadian currency: $333,333.
(Earned $CDN 350,000 according to The Hockey News and La Presse and $330,000 according to another edition ot La Presse.)
Source(s): Book: Brian McFarlane's History of Hockey
1983-84 $270,333 $827,013
Amount in Canadian currency: $333,333.
(Earned $325,000 according to La Presse.)
Source(s): Book: Brian McFarlane's History of Hockey
1984-85 $257,333 $754,807
Amount in Canadian currency: $333,333.
(Earned about $350,000 according to The Sporting News and La Presse.)
Source(s): Book: Brian McFarlane's History of Hockey
1985-86 $244,000 $691,147
Amount in Canadian currency: $333,333.
Source(s): Book: Brian McFarlane's History of Hockey
1986-87 $240,000 $667,165
Amount in Canadian currency: $333,333.
Estimated minimum salary based on documented salaries for 1985-86 and 1987-88.
Source(s): HockeyZonePlus
1987-88 $263,900 $707,713
Amount in Canadian currency: $350,000.
(Earned $322,000 according to another edition of The Sporting News.)
Source(s): The Sporting News / La Presse
1988-89 $292,680 $754,098
Amount in Canadian currency: $360,000.
Source(s): La Presse
1989-90 $450,000 $1,106,034 18
On June 13, 1989, signed a one-year contract with the Detroit Red Wings for $450,000. (Earned $435,000 according to the Canadian Press.) Never played again in the NHL after the season, playing three more years in Sweden before retiring.
Source(s): La Presse
Career Total: US $3,787,319
(In today's dollars: US $13,250,382)

NHL Rank: 2093
(In today's dollars: 1315)