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Hockey Fortune: $125,307

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Gary Smith’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $125,307 (US $784,815 in today's dollars), ranking #5485 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: February 4, 1944
Country of birth: Canada
Position: G
Salary History - Gary Smith
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Earnings
(US$)
In today's
US$
Rank
1964-65 $4,635 $45,528
Amount in Canadian currency: $5,000.
To play in the Toronto Maple Leads system. Also got CAN$4,000 signing bonus as rookie.
Source(s): Per Gary Smith on the Pro Hockey Alumni podcast
1965-66 $5,104 $49,355
Amount in Canadian currency: $5,500.
To play in the Toronto Maple Leads system.
Source(s): Per Gary Smith on the Pro Hockey Alumni podcast
1966-67 $5,568 $52,283
Amount in Canadian currency: $6,000.
Source(s): Per Gary Smith on the Pro Hockey Alumni podcast
1970-71 $30,000 $235,471
With the California Golden Seals in the NHL.
Source(s): Per Gary Smith on the Pro Hockey Alumni podcast
1972-73 $0 $0
Reportedly received a three-year contract offer from the Minnesota Fighting Saints, of the World Hockey Association, for $210,000. He didn't accept it and ended up playing in the WHA later in 1978-79. Ended up staying with the Chicago Blackhawks at an unknown salary.
Source(s): The Sporting News
1977-78 $80,000 $402,178
Bases salary, not including bonuses, deferred payments and other extras.
Source(s): The Gazette
Career Total: US $125,307
(In today's dollars: US $784,815)

NHL Rank: 5485
(In today's dollars: 4580)