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NHL Fortune: $350,000


Ray Staszak’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $350,000 (US $957,888 in today's dollars), ranking #4632 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: December 1, 1962
Country of birth: USA
Position: F

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
In today's
1985-86 $350,000 $957,888
As a free agent rookie out of college, signed a four-year contract with the Detroit Red Wings for $1.4M. Got a career-ending injury during the 1st season and ended up having the last 3 years of the contract bought out for an undisclosed amount. (According to the book The Road to Hockeytown, it was a four-year contract for $1M. According to the book Finding Murph, it was a four-year contract for $1.3M. According to the New York Times and the book Brian McFarlane's History of Hockey, in was a five-year contract for $1.3M. According to the book Breakaway, it was a five-year contract for $1.4M. According to a book from his agent at the time, Burke's Life - A Life in Hockey, he got $750,000 to sign. It is unclear if that was just the signing bonus.)
Source: The Washington Post / Sports Illustrated / Book: Minor in Name Only
Career Total: US $350,000
(In today's dollars: US $957,888)

NHL Rank: 4632
(In today's dollars: 4022)