Salary History of Current & Past NHL Players
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NHL Salaries:  1927-1989

Before 1989, NHL salaries were not widely known. Here are some of them:

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PLAYER            SEASON      SALARY
HAYWARD, BRIAN      1982-83    $65,000 US
PARENT, BERNARD     1977-78 $1,000,000 US
HULL, BOBBY         1977-78 $1,000,000 US
SANDERSON, DEREK    1977-78 $1,000,000 US
TREMBLAY, MARIO     1974-75    $80,000 CAN
SANDERSON, DEREK    1969-70    $13,000 US
ORR, BOBBY          1967-68    $35,000 US
SANDERSON, DEREK    1967-68    $10,000 US
ORR, BOBBY          1966-67    $35,000 US
WORSLEY, GUMP       1965-66    $28,000 CAN
NHL MINIMUM SALARY  1963-64     $7,000 CAN
ESPOSITO, PHIL      1963-64     $5,800 US
MAHOVLICH, FRANK    1962-63    $25,000 CAN
RICHARD, MAURICE    1959-60    $25,000 CAN
HARVEY, DOUG        1959-60    $25,000 CAN
BELIVEAU, JEAN      1957-58    $21,000 CAN
BELIVEAU, JEAN      1956-57    $21,000 CAN
BELIVEAU, JEAN      1955-56    $21,000 CAN
BELIVEAU, JEAN      1954-55    $21,000 CAN
BELIVEAU, JEAN      1953-54    $21,000 CAN
FREDERICKSON, FRANK 1925-26     $3,500 CAN
MORENZ, HOWIE       1923-24     $3,500 CAN
LALONDE, NEWSY      1921-22     $2,000 CAN
LALONDE, NEWSY      1917-18     $1,300 CAN

Sources: Maclean's, Inside Hockey, SportingNewsRadio interview with Phil Esposito, books on Jean Béliveau, Mario Tremblay and Bernard Geoffrion.

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