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NHL Fortune: $419,334

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Rod Gilbert’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US $419,334 (US $2,059,219 in today's dollars), ranking #4292 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: July 1, 1941
Country of birth: Canada
Position: RW

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
1967-68 $36,000 $291,691
Prior to the season, signed a one-year contract with the New York Rangers for $36,000 plus bonuses, which was believed to be the biggest Rangers contract to date.
Source: 50 Years Ago in Hockey
1972-73 $0 $0
Prior to the season, the Cleveland Crusaders offered him a five-year contract for $300,000 per season but he opted to stay in the NHL, with the Rangers.
Source: Book: The New York Rangers : Broadway's Longest Running Hit
1976-77 $200,000 $949,921
Estimated salary based on documented salary for 1977-78.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1977-78 $183,334 $817,607
Had a contract for $200,000 for the season and walked out for 16 days, feeling that he was treated unfairly. Ended up earning about $183,334, taking into account his 2-week walkout. Retired as a pro hockey player after the season.
Source: Book: Brian McFarlane's History of Hockey
Career Total: US $419,334
(In today's dollars: US $2,059,219)

NHL Rank: 4292
(In today's dollars: 2862)

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