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NHL Fortune: $500,000

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Dennis Sobchuk’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US $500,000 (US $2,385,701 in today's dollars), ranking #4091 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Country of birth: Canada
Position: C
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1974
  • Round #5
  • Overall Pick: 89
  • By: Philadelphia Flyers

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
1973-74 $0 $0
Contract in Canadian currency: $0. A year before being eligible for the NHL draft, he signed a $1M for 10-year deal with the Cincinnati Stingers of the World Hockey Association. He spent the 1973-74 season with the Regina Pats, in the Western Junior League, and was paid CAN$300/month. (According to the Regina Pats website and the book The Legendary Game - Ultimate Hockey Trivia, the deal was $1.7M for 10 years).
Source: Book: 1977 The Complete Handbook of Pro Hockey / Sports Illustrated / Regina Leader-Post / The Sporting News
1974-75 $100,000 $548,165
Was loaned to the Phoenix Roadrunners of the World Hockey Association as the Cincinnati Stingers were not ready to join the league.
Source: Book: 1977 The Complete Handbook of Pro Hockey / Sports Illustrated / Regina Leader-Post / The Sporting News
1975-76 $100,000 $502,230
Signed a $1M for 10-year deal (assumed to be $100,000 per year) with the Cincinnati Stingers of the World Hockey Association.
Source: Book: 1977 The Complete Handbook of Pro Hockey / Sports Illustrated / Regina Leader-Post / The Sporting News
1976-77 $100,000 $474,960
Source: Book: 1977 The Complete Handbook of Pro Hockey / Sports Illustrated / Regina Leader-Post / The Sporting News
1977-78 $100,000 $445,966
Source: Book: 1977 The Complete Handbook of Pro Hockey / Sports Illustrated / Regina Leader-Post / The Sporting News
1978-79 $100,000 $414,380
Source: Book: 1977 The Complete Handbook of Pro Hockey / Sports Illustrated / Regina Leader-Post / The Sporting News
Career Total: US $500,000
(In today's dollars: US $2,385,701)

NHL Rank: 4091
(In today's dollars: 2707)

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