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Hockey Fortune: $10,542

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Frank McCool’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $10,542 (US $179,976 in today's dollars), ranking #6110 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: October 27, 1918
Country of birth: Canada
Position: G
Salary History - Frank McCool
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Earnings
(US$)
In today's
US$
Rank
1944-45 $6,487 $111,710
Amount in Canadian currency: $7,200.
His first season in the NHL. Earned a base salary of $3,000, a $1,000 signing bonus and $3,200 in other bonuses and playoff money. (Had a base salary of $4,500 and earned about $2,500 in bonuses according to the book The Toronto Maple Leafs Hockey Club and The Sporting News.)
Source(s): The Hockey Research Journal
1945-46 $4,055 $68,266
Amount in Canadian currency: $4,500.
On October 27, 1945, the day of the season's opening game, he announced his retirement as he wanted a raise from $4,500 to $5,000. On December 1, 1945, after 13 games, he signed a contract for $4,500 and joined back the team. He retired for good from hockey after the season, after only two NHL seasons, with severe ulcers.
Source(s): Book: The Lively World of Hockey / Book: The Lives of Conn Smythe / The Hockey Research Journal
1947-48 $0 $0
In December 1947, the President of the Chicago Blackhawks denied rumors that he had offered a salary of US $ 6,000 for the remainder of the season to McCool who was now a sportswriter in Calgary.
Source(s): The Hockey News
Career Total: US $10,542
(In today's dollars: US $179,976)

NHL Rank: 6110
(In today's dollars: 5906)