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Hockey Fortune: $222,900

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Joe Watson’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $222,900 (US $1,388,532 in today's dollars), ranking #5130 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: July 6, 1943
Salary History - Joe Watson
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Earnings
(US$)
In today's
US$
Rank
1966-67 $7,500 $70,424
Source(s): Joe Watson on the Pro Hockey Alumni podcast
1971-72 $28,400 $213,719
On October 1, 1971, signed a one-year contract with the Philadelphia Flyers for $28,000. Bonuses included $1,000 is he had a positive +/- and the team made the playoffs; $1,000 if the Flyers finished first for Goals Against in the West Division and $500 if they finished second; and $100 per team shutout. The Flyers got 4 shutouts and he earned a $400 bonus.
Source(s): Copy of contract
1972-73 $30,000 $218,580
Estimated salary based on documented salaries for 1971-72 and 1973-74.
Source(s): HockeyZonePlus
1973-74 $30,000 $205,878
He earned less than $35,000, which was the new rookie salary he helped negotiate for his brother Jim. Salary estimated based on documented salary for 1971-72.
Source(s): Joe Watson on the Pro Hockey Alumni podcast / HockeyZonePlus
1974-75 $36,000 $222,454
He now earned more than $35,000.
Source(s): Joe Watson on the Pro Hockey Alumni podcast / HockeyZonePlus
1977-78 $91,000 $457,477
Bases salary, not including bonuses, deferred payments and other extras. (Earned $100,000 according to the Globe and Mail.)
Source(s): The Gazette
Career Total: US $222,900
(In today's dollars: US $1,388,532)

NHL Rank: 5130
(In today's dollars: 3838)

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