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NHL Fortune: $168,595

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Eddie Shack’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $168,595 (US $1,322,644 in today's dollars), ranking #5119 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: February 11, 1937

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
1958-59 $7,500 $76,507
Source: Maclean's / Eddie Shack on the Spittin' Chiclets podcast
1959-60 $7,500 $75,746
Assumed minimum salary given his 1958-59 known salary and his claim that he never made more than $10,000 in the sixties.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1960-61 $7,500 $74,645
Assumed minimum salary given his 1958-59 known salary and his claim that he never made more than $10,000 in the sixties.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1961-62 $7,500 $73,871
Assumed minimum salary given his 1958-59 known salary and his claim that he never made more than $10,000 in the sixties.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1962-63 $7,500 $72,992
Assumed minimum salary given his 1958-59 known salary and his claim that he never made more than $10,000 in the sixties.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1963-64 $7,500 $72,110
Assumed minimum salary given his 1958-59 known salary and his claim that he never made more than $10,000 in the sixties.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1964-65 $7,500 $71,180
Assumed minimum salary given his 1958-59 known salary and his claim that he never made more than $10,000 in the sixties.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1965-66 $7,500 $70,073
Assumed minimum salary given his 1958-59 known salary and his claim that he never made more than $10,000 in the sixties.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1966-67 $7,500 $68,043
Assumed minimum salary given his 1958-59 known salary and his claim that he never made more than $10,000 in the sixties.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1967-68 $7,500 $66,187
Assumed minimum salary given his 1958-59 known salary and his claim that he never made more than $10,000 in the sixties.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1968-69 $7,500 $63,485
Assumed minimum salary given his 1958-59 known salary and his claim that he never made more than $10,000 in the sixties.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1969-70 $10,000 $80,262
According to Maclean's, he never made more than $10,000 in the sixties. HockeyZonePlus is therefore using an assumed salary of $10,000 for the last season of the sixties.
Source: Maclean's / HockeyZonePlus
1970-71 $2,000 $15,167
Erned a $2,000 performance bonus, in addition to his unknown salary, for scoring over 25 goals.
Source: The Sporting News
1974-75 $74,095 $442,376
Contract in Canadian currency: $72,500. Signed a one-year, one-way contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs for CAN$67,500. Bonus: $ 5,000 if the team reached the quarter finals; $ 2,500 for 12 goals; $ 1,000 for 20 goals, $ 100 for each goal from 21 to 25; $ 2,000 for 25 goals; $ 250 for each goal over 25; $ 50 per + from 1 to 10; $ 500 for +10; $ 75 for each plus over 10; and $ 750 for +20. He scored 2 goals and had -8, and the team reached the quarter finals, so he earned a $ 5,000 bonus. After the season, he played one more year of hockey (Ontario Hockey Association Senior A) and then retired.
Source: Copy of contract
1975-76 $0 $0
Contract in Canadian currency: $0. Was hired as spokesperson for The Pop Shoppe for $60,000 per year.
Source: SportsLit podcast
Career Total: US $168,595
(In today's dollars: US $1,322,644)

NHL Rank: 5119
(In today's dollars: 3727)

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