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Hockey Fortune: $1,147,725


Mike Palmateer’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $1,147,725 (US $3,952,177 in today's dollars), ranking #3438 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: January 13, 1954
Country of birth: Canada
Position: G
NHL Draft:
Salary History - Mike Palmateer
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Earnings
In today's
1977-78 $61,100 $305,349
Amount 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(s): The Gazette
1978-79 $57,005 $264,707
Amount in Canadian currency: $65,000.
Estimated minimum salary based on his documented salary for 1977-78 and 1979-80.
Source(s): HockeyZonePlus
1979-80 $59,780 $249,481
Amount in Canadian currency: $70,000.
Into the option year of his contract, was rumored to want a five-year contract at a salary of $200,000-plus. (Earned $75,000 according to another edition of La Presse and $80,000 according to another edition of The Sporting News.)
Source(s): The Sporting News / La Presse
1980-81 $200,000 $735,105
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(s): The Sporting News / The Hour
1981-82 $200,000 $666,300
Source(s): The Sporting News / The Hour
1982-83 $200,000 $627,772
Source(s): The Sporting News / The Hour
1983-84 $200,000 $608,233
Source(s): The Sporting News / The Hour
1984-85 $169,840 $495,230
Amount in Canadian currency: $220,000.
Was paid by the Toronto Maple Leafs to stay away and not play a game. Retired after the season.
Source(s): Superstar Hockey Yearbook 1985-86 / La Presse
Career Total: US $1,147,725
(In today's dollars: US $3,952,177)

NHL Rank: 3438
(In today's dollars: 2495)