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NHL Fortune: $495,000

Description

Andre Savard’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $495,000 (US $2,851,259 in today's dollars), ranking #4335 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: September 2, 1953
Country of birth: Canada
Position: C
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1973
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 6
  • By: Boston Bruins

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
1973-74 $175,000 $1,153,660
After being picked 6th overall in the 1973 NHL draft by the Boston Bruins, and 3rd overall in the World Hockey Association by the Quebec Nordiques, he signed with the Bruins for $75,000 per season with a $100,000 signing bonus. He had received an offer from Quebec for CAN$60,000/year with a CAN$200,000 signing bonus but prefered to play in the NHL. (According to The Sporting News, he signed a three-year contract worth $420,000 overall, including salary and signing bonus.)
Source: Andre Savard on Drette su'l'tape podcast
1974-75 $75,000 $445,194
Estimated minimum salary based on documented salary for 1973-74 and 1977-78.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1975-76 $75,000 $407,887
Estimated minimum salary based on documented salary for 1973-74 and 1977-78.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1976-77 $75,000 $385,741
Estimated minimum salary based on documented salary for 1973-74 and 1977-78.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1977-78 $95,000 $458,777
Bases salary, not including bonuses, deferred payments and other extras. (Earned $75,000 according to the Globe and Mail.)
Source: The Gazette
Career Total: US $495,000
(In today's dollars: US $2,851,259)

NHL Rank: 4335
(In today's dollars: 2751)