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Leonard Red Kelly’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $472,010 (US $3,694,900 in today's dollars), ranking #4500 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: July 9, 1927
Country of birth: Canada
Position: C
Salary History - Leonard Red Kelly
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Earnings
(US$)
In today's
US$
Rank
1947-48 $6,000 $81,425
His first season in the NHL.
Source(s): The Society for International Hockey Research Plus Newsletter
1949-50 $6,500 $82,690
Source(s): Book: The Red Kelly Story
1950-51 $8,500 $106,965
Earned the minimum NHL salary of $6,500 plus a $1,000 bonus for making the NHL First All Star Team and another $1,000 for winning the Lady Bing Trophy.
Source(s): Book: The Red Kelly Story
1953-54 $7,000 $79,234
With an unknow base salary, got $7,000 in bonuses: $3,000 from the league for winning the Stanley Cup; $1,000 for winning the James Norris trophy; $1,000 for winning the Lady Bing trophy; and $1,000 for making the NHL's first All-Star Team. Also got a $1,000 bonus from the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Source(s): Book: The Red Kelly Story / The Hockey News
1956-57 $500 $5,572
In addition to his unknown salary, earned a $500 bonus as captain of the Detroit Red Wings.
Source(s): The Hockey News
1960-61 $20,620 $211,149
Amount in Canadian currency: $20,000.
In early March 1960, signed a five-year contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs for $C 100,000 overall.
Source(s): The Sporting News
1961-62 $19,740 $200,042
Amount in Canadian currency: $20,000.
Source(s): The Sporting News
1962-63 $18,720 $187,448
Amount in Canadian currency: $20,000.
Source(s): The Sporting News
1963-64 $18,540 $183,402
Amount in Canadian currency: $20,000.
Source(s): The Sporting News
1964-65 $18,540 $181,037
Amount in Canadian currency: $20,000.
Source(s): The Sporting News
1965-66 $18,560 $178,414
Amount in Canadian currency: $20,000.
Estimated minimum salary based on documented salary for 1964-65 and 1966-67.
Source(s): HockeyZonePlus
1966-67 $27,840 $259,869
Amount in Canadian currency: $30,000.
His last season as a pro-hockey player.
Source(s): The Society for International Hockey Research Plus Newsletter
1971-72 $50,000 $374,043
Prior to the season, signed a five-year contract as coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins for $50,000 per year.
Source(s): Book: The Red Kelly Story
1972-73 $50,000 $362,147
As coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins - was fired after 43 games. The Penguins initially refused to honor the 4+ years left on his contract but eventually agreed to pay him until he found a new job, which he did (coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs starting in 1973-74.)
Source(s): Book: The Red Kelly Story / La Presse
1973-74 $50,000 $341,104
Amount in Canadian currency: $50,000.
As coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs. With a contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins valid until the end of 1975-76 at $50,000 per year, it is assumed that the contract that he accepted with the Toronto Maple Leafs was for a minimum of $50,000 yearly.
Source(s): HockeyZonePlus
1974-75 $51,100 $313,896
Amount in Canadian currency: $50,000.
As coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs. With a contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins valid until the end of 1975-76 at $50,000 per year, it is assumed that the contract that he accepted with the Toronto Maple Leafs was for a minimum of $50,000 yearly.
Source(s): HockeyZonePlus
1975-76 $49,150 $276,617
Amount in Canadian currency: $50,000.
As coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs. With a contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins valid until the end of 1975-76 at $50,000 per year, it is assumed that the contract that he accepted with the Toronto Maple Leafs was for a minimum of $50,000 yearly.
Source(s): HockeyZonePlus
1976-77 $50,700 $269,848
Amount in Canadian currency: $50,000.
As coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs. With a contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins valid until the end of 1975-76 at $50,000 per year, it is assumed that the contract that he accepted with the Toronto Maple Leafs was for a minimum of $50,000 yearly. Never coached again in pro-hockey after.
Source(s): HockeyZonePlus
Career Total: US $472,010
(In today's dollars: US $3,694,900)

NHL Rank: 4500
(In today's dollars: 2580)