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NHL Fortune: $78,925,849

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Glen Sather’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US $78,925,849 (US $103,022,110 in today's dollars), ranking #53 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: September 2, 1943

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
1964-65 $6,250 $54,461
After his junior hockey career, signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Detroit Red Wings for $8,500 in the NHL, $5,500 in the AHL, and $4,750 in the Central Pro Hockey League or Western Pro Hockey League. A $1,500 signing bonus was included. He played the whole season for the Memphis Wings, in the CPHL, earning $ 4,750 plus his signing bonus.
Source: Copy of contract
1965-66 $5,500 $47,180
Signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Boston Bruins for $8,500 in the NHL and $5,500 in the Central Pro Hockey League. CPHL bonuses included $200 if the team was in 1st position at 35 games; $150 if the team was in 2nd position at 35 games; $100 if the team is in 3rd position at 35 games. He played the whole season for the Oklahoma City Blazers in the CPHL, earning $ 5,500. It is unknown if he earned any bonuses.
Source: Copy of contract
1966-67 $5,742 $47,829
Assuming that he had the same two-way contract as in 1965-66, it is estimated that he earned a pro rated salary of $5,742 as he played 5 NHL games and 57 CPHL games.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1967-68 $13,500 $109,384
Signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Boston Bruins for $12,000 in the NHL and $9,500 in the WHL or CPHL. NHL Bonuses included $500 if the team makes the playoffs and he played over 36 games; $1,000 if he played over 36 games. In played in the NHL only and earned both bonuses.
Source: Copy of contract
1968-69 $16,500 $128,233
After the 1968-69 season, he was traded from Boston to Pittsburgh. Per the notes included in the trade agreement, in 1968-69, he has a one-year one-way contract for $16,000 plus a $1,000 bonus if the team finished 1st or 2nd and $500 if he got 15 goals or 25 assists. He earned the $500 bonus as the Bruins finished 2nd in their division.
Source: Copy of trade agreement
1969-70 $21,080 $155,341
Signed a one-year, one-way contract with the Pittsburg Penguins for $19,000. Bonuses: $ 1,000 if scored 20 goals and $ 100 per goal over 20; $ 500 if gets 50 points with additional $ 500 for 60 points; $ 20 per points in the standing if the team makes the playoffs; $ 1,000 if among top 3 +/- on the team; $ 50 per + point; $ 1,000 / $ 800 / $ 400 if Pittsburg is in 1st / 2nd / 3rd place in the Western Division 30 games into the season. He did not earn the goals/points bonuses. It is unknown if he qualified for +/- bonuses. The team finished the season in 2nd place and it is assumed that they were in that position 30 games into the season, earning him a $ 800 bonus. The team had 64 points in the standings, earning him a bonus of $ 1,280.
Source: Copy of contract
1970-71 $22,050 $153,532
Signed a one-year, one-way contract with the Pittsburg Penguins for $22,000. Bonuses: $ 500 if scored 15 goals and $ 100 per goal over 15; $ 500 if scores 20 goals; $ 500 if gets 40 points with additional $ 500 for 50 points; $ 20 per points in the standing if the team makes the playoffs; $ 1,000 if among top 3 +/- on the team; $ 50 per + point; $ 1,000 / $ 800 / $ 400 if Pittsburg is in 1st / 2nd / 3rd place in the Western Division 35 games into the season. He played half the season in Pittsburgh and half in New York and it is unknown what happened to team bonuses. He finished the season with 10 goals and 3 assists, not earning any performance bonuses. Earned for $ 50 for finishing +1.
Source: Copy of contract
1971-72 $28,400 $189,591
Signed a one-year, one-way contract with the New York Rangers for $25,000. Bonuses: $ 1,000 if the Rangers finish in 3 place of better in the NHL; additional $ 1,000 if finish in 2nd place or better in the NHL; an additional $ 1,000 if the Rangers finish in 1st place in the NHL; $ 1,000 if the Rangers get less than 195 goals againsts; $ 1,000 if he has a positive +/- rating; $ 100 per Rangers shutout. The team finished 2nd in the NHL, giving 192 goal againsts and earning 4 shutouts, earning him a bonus of $ 3,400.
Source: Copy of contract
1972-73 $42,700 $275,988
Signed a two-year, one-way contract with the New York Rangers for $40,000 and $42,000. Bonuses: $ 1,000 if the Rangers finish in 3 place of better in the NHL; additional $ 1,000 if finish in 2nd place or better in the NHL; an additional $ 1,000 if the Rangers finish in 1st place in the NHL; $ 1,000 if the Rangers get less than 195 goals againsts; $ 1,000 if he has a positive +/- rating; $ 100 per Rangers shutout. The Rangers finished in 3rd place, with 208 goals againsts and 7 shutouts earning him a bonus of $ 1,700 plus $ 1,000 for his +18 rating.
Source: Copy of contract
1973-74 $26,200 $159,501
Signed a three-year, one-way contract with the St.Louis Blues for $25,000 per season. Bonuses: $ 1,000 if the team finishes in 3rd place of better in the NHL; additional $ 1,000 if finishes in 2nd place or better in the NHL; an additional $ 1,000 if finishes in 1st place in the NHL; $ 1,000 if the team gets less than 195 goals againsts; $ 1,000 if he has a positive +/- rating; $ 100 per team shutout; $ 1,000 if gets 15 goals or 40 points and an additional $ 1,000 for 20 goals and 50 points. Scored 15 goals and the team got 2 shutout, earning the $ 1,200 bonus.
Source: Copy of contract
1974-75 $29,700 $162,805
Played for Montreal. The team finished first, had 7 shutouts, and he was +14, earning him a $ 4,700 bonus.
Source: Copy of contract
1975-76 $25,300 $127,064
Played for Minnesota. The team had 3 shutouts, earning him a $ 300 bonus. Played one more season, in 1976-77, for the Edmonton Oilers in the World Hockey Association before retiring as a player.
Source: Copy of contract
1999-00 $2,000,000 $3,245,288 118
As General Manager of the Edmonton Oilers. Had two years left on his contract after the season but had an escape clause trigggering in if the Oilers do not approve a budget that reached a certain percentage of the average budget in the NHL, allowing him to leave if he chose to, which he did after the season.
Source: New York Times
2000-01 $3,000,000 $4,709,059 70 $1,000,000 50%
Prior to the season, signed a five-year contract as President and General Manager of the New York Rangers for $15M plus stock options in Cablevision.
Source: New York Times
2001-02 $3,000,000 $4,579,545 86
As President and General Manager of the New York Rangers.
Source: New York Times
2002-03 $3,000,000 $4,508,005 107
As President and General Manager of the New York Rangers.
Source: New York Times
2003-04 $3,000,000 $4,408,023 122
As President and General Manager of the New York Rangers.
Source: New York Times
2004-05 NHL lockout year: Season cancelled - no NHL salary paid.
2004-05 $3,000,000 $4,293,202 3
As President and General Manager of the New York Rangers.
Source: New York Times
2005-06 $3,000,000 $4,152,286 84
As President and General Manager of the New York Rangers. Estimated minimum salary based on documented salary, for the same position, for 2004-05 and 2008-09.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
2006-07 $3,000,000 $4,022,521 116
As President and General Manager of the New York Rangers. Estimated minimum salary based on documented salary, for the same position, for 2004-05 and 2008-09.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
2007-08 $3,000,000 $3,910,967 140
As President and General Manager of the New York Rangers. Estimated minimum salary based on documented salary, for the same position, for 2004-05 and 2008-09.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
2008-09 $8,000,000 $10,043,660 5 $5,000,000 167%
As President and General Manager of the New York Rangers.
Source: Book: Ice Capades
2009-10 $8,000,000 $10,079,239 6
As President and General Manager of the New York Rangers. Estimated salary based on documented salary, for the same position, in 2008-09.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
2010-11 $8,000,000 $9,916,537 6
As President and General Manager of the New York Rangers. Estimated salary based on documented salary, for the same position, in 2008-09.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
2011-12 $8,000,000 $9,613,230 10
As President and General Manager of the New York Rangers. Estimated salary based on documented salary, for the same position, in 2008-09.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
2012-13 $4,682,927 $5,513,285 14 -$3,317,073 -41%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $8,000,000 was prorated for the 48-game season. As President and General Manager of the New York Rangers. Estimated salary based on documented salary, for the same position, in 2008-09.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
2013-14 $8,000,000 $9,282,280 11 $3,317,073 71%
As President and General Manager of the New York Rangers. Estimated salary based on documented salary, for the same position, in 2008-09.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
2014-15 $8,000,000 $9,134,071 18
As President and General Manager of the New York Rangers. This was his last season as General Manager, he then transferred to an advisory position. Estimated salary based on documented salary, for the same position, in 2008-09.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
Career Total: US $78,925,849
(In today's dollars: US $103,022,110)

NHL Rank: 53
(In today's dollars: 46)

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