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NHL Fortune: $9,046


Howie Morenz’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$9,046 (US$134,058 in today's dollars), ranking #5349 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: June 21, 1902

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
In today's
1923-24 $1,746 $26,488
Contract in Canadian currency: $1,800. Signed a two-year contract with the Montreal Canadiens for CAN$1,600 per season and a bonus of $200 if the team won the Championship and $100 if it finished second in the Championship. Earned the $200 bonus. According to Maclean's, he earned CAN$3,500.
Source: Copy of contract
1924-25 $1,800 $27,196
Contract in Canadian currency: $1,800. Earned the $200 bonus for winning the Championship.
Source: Copy of contract
1926-27 $5,500 $80,375
Contract in Canadian currency: $5,500.
Source: Classic Auctions
Career Earnings: US$9,046
(In today's dollars: US$134,058)

NHL Rank: 5349
(In today's dollars: 5238)

Contract(s) (click to enlarge)

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