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NHL Fortune: $45,307

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Gary Smith’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US $45,307 (US $339,439 in today's dollars), ranking #5501 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: February 4, 1944
Country of birth: Canada
Position: G

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
1964-65 $4,635 $40,388
Contract in Canadian currency: $5,000. To play in the Toronto Maple Leads system. Also got CAN$4,000 signing bonus as rookie.
Source: Per Gary Smith on the Pro Hockey Alumni podcast
1965-66 $5,104 $43,783
Contract in Canadian currency: $5,500. To play in the Toronto Maple Leads system.
Source: Per Gary Smith on the Pro Hockey Alumni podcast
1966-67 $5,568 $46,380
Contract in Canadian currency: $6,000.
Source: Per Gary Smith on the Pro Hockey Alumni podcast
1970-71 $30,000 $208,887
With the California Golden Seals in the NHL.
Source: 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: The Sporting News
Career Total: US $45,307
(In today's dollars: US $339,439)

NHL Rank: 5501
(In today's dollars: 5008)

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