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Hockey Fortune: $1,194,334

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Rod Gilbert’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $1,194,334 (US $7,532,777 in today's dollars), ranking #3418 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: July 1, 1941
Country of birth: Canada
Position: RW
Salary History - Rod Gilbert
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Earnings
(US$)
In today's
US$
Rank
1967-68 $36,000 $328,813
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(s): 50 Years Ago in Hockey
1971-72 $75,000 $564,399
Source(s): La Presse
1972-73 $200,000 $1,457,198
In July 1972, the Cleveland Crusaders of the World Hockey Association offered him a five-year contract for $300,000 per season but he opted to stay in the NHL and signed a three-year contract with the New York Rangers for a $200,000 salary.
Source(s): The Sporting News / La Presse / The New York Rangers : Broadway's Longest Running Hit
1973-74 $200,000 $1,372,523
(Earned $175,000 according to another edition of The Sporting News and $190,000 according to La Presse.)
Source(s): The Sporting News / La Presse
1974-75 $200,000 $1,235,855
(Earned $175,000 according other editions of La Presse and The Sporting News.)
Source(s): The Sporting News / La Presse
1975-76 $150,000 $849,220
In June 1975, as a free agent in a deflated market, signed a new contract with the New York Rangers for $150,000.
Source(s): La Presse
1976-77 $150,000 $803,110
Estimated salary based on documented salary for 1975-76 and 1977-78.
Source(s): HockeyZonePlus
1977-78 $183,334 $921,661
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 two-week walkout. Retired as a pro hockey player after the season.
Source(s): Book: Brian McFarlane's History of Hockey
1980-81 $0 $0
As coach of the New Haven Nighthawks in the American Hockey League for an unknown salary. After the season, the New York Arrows, of the Major Indoor Soccer League, offered him a five-year contract at $100,000 per season as General Manager. Despite apparently being promised a job for life in the New York Rangers organization, he decided to leave the organization to pursue that opportunity. Two and a half month later, as the contract was still not officially signed, the team changed its mind and didn't hire him.
Source(s): La Presse
Career Total: US $1,194,334
(In today's dollars: US $7,532,777)

NHL Rank: 3418
(In today's dollars: 1797)