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Bobby Hull - Bobby Orr - Phil Esposito

In 1977-78, the Montreal Canadien lost only 10 games in the regular season and won a second Stanley Cup in a row. Guy Lafleur had the most goals (60) and points (132) in the season with Bryan Trottier following in total points and Mike Bossy as the second goal-scorer with 53 goals. Bobby Orr missed the whole season with a knee injury - he came back the next season but only played 6 games before retiring.

Rank Player NHL Salary ($US) In today's  $
1 Bobby Hull $1,000,000 $4,267,613
2 Bobby Orr $500,000 $2,133,806
3 Phil Esposito $400,000 $1,707,045
4 Marcel Dionne $300,000 $1,280,284
5 Brad Park $250,000 $1,066,903
5 Walter Tkaczuk $250,000 $1,066,903
7 John Ziegler
NHL President
$225,000 $960,213
8 Tony Esposito $200,000 $853,523
8 Stan Mikita $200,000 $853,523
8 Mark Napier $200,000 $853,523
8 Gilbert Perreault $200,000 $853,523
12 Doug Favell $180,500 $770,304
13 Wayne Dillon $175,000 $746,832
13 Ron Duguay $175,000 $746,832
13 Andre Lacroix $175,000 $746,832
13 Garry Unger $175,000 $746,832
17 Richard Martin $170,000 $725,494
18 Guy Lafleur $169,200 $722,080
18 Ken Dryden $169,200 $722,080
20 Guy Lapointe $164,500 $702,022
21 Gerry Cheevers $160,000 $682,818
21 Bobby Clarke $160,000 $682,818
21 Wilf Paiement $160,000 $682,818
24 Darryl Sittler $155,100 $661,907
25 Yvan Cournoyer $150,400 $641,849
25 Marc Tardif $150,400 $641,849

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