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NHL Fortune: $1,156,265


Mike Palmateer’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $1,156,265 (US $3,853,530 in today's dollars), ranking #3345 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: January 13, 1954
Country of birth: Canada
Position: G
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1974
  • Round #5
  • Overall Pick: 85
  • By: Toronto Maple Leafs

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
In today's
1977-78 $61,100 $295,066
Contract in Canadian currency: $65,000. Bases salary, not including bonuses, deferred payments and other extras. (Earned $75,000 according to the Globe and Mail.)
Source: The Gazette
1978-79 $57,005 $255,793
Contract in Canadian currency: $65,000. Estimated minimum salary based on his documented salary for 1977-78 and 1979-80.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1979-80 $68,320 $275,520
Contract in Canadian currency: $80,000. Into the option year of his contract, was rumored to want a five-year contract at a salary of $200,000-plus. (Earned $70,000 according to another edition of The Sporting News.)
Source: The Sporting News
1980-81 $200,000 $710,351
During the summer prior to the season, was traded from Toronto to Washington and then signed a three-year plus one-year option contract with the Washington Capitals for $200,000 per season.
Source: The Sporting News / The Hour
1981-82 $200,000 $643,863
Source: The Sporting News / The Hour
1982-83 $200,000 $606,632
Source: The Sporting News / The Hour
1983-84 $200,000 $587,751
Source: The Sporting News / The Hour
1984-85 $169,840 $478,554
Contract in Canadian currency: $220,000. Was paid by Toronto to stay away and not play a game. Retired after the season.
Source: Superstar Hockey Yearbook 1985-86
Career Total: US $1,156,265
(In today's dollars: US $3,853,530)

NHL Rank: 3345
(In today's dollars: 2384)