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NHL Fortune: $47,848

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Paul Henderson’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$47,848 (US$357,961 in today's dollars), ranking #4964 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$)
+/-
(%)
1967-68 $20,750 $158,856
Signed a one-year, one-way contract with the Detroit Red Wings for $20,750. Bonuses included $2,500 if the team made the playoffs, $1,000 if it won the second round, $1,500 if it made the final, $2,000 if it won the Stanley Cup, $1,500 if he got 25 goals or 60 points if the team made the playoffs, and $100 per goal over 25. He did not earn any of the bonuses.
Source: Copy of contract
1968-69 $27,098 $199,105
Contract in Canadian currency: $29,200. Signed a one-year, one-way contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs for CAN$25,000. Bonuses included $2,500 if the team made the playoffs, $1,000 if it won the first round, $1,500 if it made the final, $2,000 if it won the Stanley Cup, $1,000 if he scored 20 goals in the regular season, and $100 per goal over 20. He did not earn any of the bonuses. He earned $ 2,500 because the team made the playoffs and $1,700 for scoring 27 goals.
Source: Copy of contract
Total:
US$47,848

In today's dollars:
US$357,961
NHL Rank:
4964

In today's dollars:
4443

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Interesting animated bar chart race showing that 36 players and 1 commissioner appeared, in the past 25 years, in the yearly Top Ten NHL/hockey fortunes accumulated. Jaromir Jagr is #1 in total hockey earnings since 2002-03 and will be taken over in 2-3 years by Crosby and Ovechkin. How is your 401k/RSSP doing?

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