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NHL Fortune: $760,000


Wilf Paiement’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$760,000 (US$3,602,154 in today's dollars), ranking #3376 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: October 16, 1955
Country of birth: Canada
Position: RW
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1974
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 2
  • By: Kansas City Scouts

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
In today's
1974-75 $200,000 $1,049,118
As a rookie, drafted second overall in the NHL, signed a 3-year deal with the Kansas City Scouts for $200,000 per season.
Source: The Pro Hockey Alumni podcast
1975-76 $200,000 $961,204
Source: The Pro Hockey Alumni podcast
1976-77 $200,000 $909,014
Source: The Pro Hockey Alumni podcast
1977-78 $160,000 $682,818
Source: Globe and Mail
Career Earnings: US$760,000
(In today's dollars: US$3,602,154)

NHL Rank: 3376
(In today's dollars: 2071)

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