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NHL Fortune: $42,069

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Wayne Bonney’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US $42,069 (US $207,952 in today's dollars), ranking #5529 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: May 27, 1953

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
1972-73 $6,000 $38,780
Earned $5,000 for the season as a referee in the Southern Hockey League plus $25 plus games in the World Hockey Association, for a total of $6,000. His first year as a pro-hockey referee, as he was 18-year-old.
Source: Book: The Hot Line
1973-74 $8,000 $48,703
As a referee in the World Hockey Association.
Source: Book: The Hot Line
1977-78 $13,160 $58,689
Contract in Canadian currency: $14,000. As a linesman in the World Hockey Association.
Source: Copy of contract
1978-79 $14,909 $61,780
Contract in Canadian currency: $17,000. As a linesman in the World Hockey Association. His career in the NHL started in 1979 and ended in 2004.
Source: Copy of contract
Career Total: US $42,069
(In today's dollars: US $207,952)

NHL Rank: 5529
(In today's dollars: 5440)

Contract(s) (click to enlarge)

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