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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 $4,459,660
2 Bobby Orr $500,000 $2,229,830
3 Phil Esposito $400,000 $1,783,864
4 Marcel Dionne $300,000 $1,337,898
5 Brad Park $250,000 $1,114,915
5 Walter Tkaczuk $250,000 $1,114,915
7 John Ziegler
NHL President
$225,000 $1,003,424
8 Tony Esposito $200,000 $891,932
8 Stan Mikita $200,000 $891,932
8 Mark Napier $200,000 $891,932
8 Gilbert Perreault $200,000 $891,932
12 Doug Favell $180,500 $804,969
13 Ken Dryden $169,200 $754,574
13 Guy Lafleur $169,200 $754,574
15 Wayne Dillon $175,000 $780,441
15 Ron Duguay $175,000 $780,441
15 Andre Lacroix $175,000 $780,441
15 Guy Lapointe $164,500 $733,614
15 Garry Unger $175,000 $780,441
20 Richard Martin $170,000 $758,142
21 Darryl Sittler $155,100 $691,693
22 Gerry Cheevers $160,000 $713,546
22 Bobby Clarke $160,000 $713,546
22 Yvan Cournoyer $150,400 $670,733
22 Wilf Paiement $160,000 $713,546
22 Marc Tardif $150,400 $670,733

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