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NHL Fortune: $1,142,658

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Stewart Gavin’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$1,142,658 (US$2,406,490 in today's dollars), ranking #2789 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

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All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
1980-81 $44,460 $137,966
Contract in Canadian currency: $52,000. As a 4th round, 74th overall, NHL draft pick, signed a two-year plus one option year, two-way contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs for CAN$55,000, CAN$65,000 and $65,000 in the NHL and CAN$25,000, CAN$22,500 and CAN$22,500 in the minors with CAN$20,000 signing bonus. Bonuses included $12,500 when he reached 40 NHL games; $12,500 at 80 NHL games, $10,000 at 120 NHL games; and $10,000 at 160 NHL games. He played 14 NHL games and 46 AHL games, earning a pro-rated base salary of CAN$32,000 plus his signing bonus.
Source: Copy of contract
1981-82 $64,635 $181,817
Contract in Canadian currency: $77,500. Played the whole season in the NHL, earning CAN$65,000 in base salary plus a CAN$12,500 bonus for reaching 40 NHL games
Source: Copy of contract
1982-83 $70,963 $188,032
Signed a one-year plus one option year, two-way contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs for CAN$80,000 in the NHL and CAN$22,500 in the minors. Played 63 NHL games and 6 AHL games, earning a pro-rated base salary of CAN$75,000 plus CAN$12,500 for reaching 80 NHL games.
Source: Copy of contract
1983-84 $81,100 $208,206
Contract in Canadian currency: $100,000. Played the whole season in the NHL, earning CAN$80,000 base salary plys CAN$20,000 for reaching 120 and 160 NHL games.
Source: Copy of contract
1989-90 $193,500 $399,016 206
Source: Canadian Press
1990-91 $199,000 $389,321 274 $5,500 3%
One-way contract.
Source: The Hockey News / Canadian Press
1991-92 $199,000 $373,600 335
1992-93 $290,000 $528,532 297 $91,000 46%
Amount includes salary and any signing bonus paid in 1992-93.
Source: The Hockey News
Total:
US$1,142,658

In today's dollars:
US$2,406,490
NHL Rank:
2789

In today's dollars:
2352

Contract(s) (click to enlarge)

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