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NHL Fortune: $1,498,640

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Ulf Nilsson’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$1,498,640 (US$5,833,847 in today's dollars), ranking #2546 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$)
+/-
(%)
1974-75 $61,320 $318,043
Contract in Canadian currency: $60,000. Signed a 2-year contract with the Winnipeg Jets, of the World Hockey Association, for $60k per season. (According to The Hockey News 1979 Yearbook, the contract was for $55k per season)
Source: Book: The Rebel League
1975-76 $58,980 $280,319
Contract in Canadian currency: $60,000.
Source: Book: The Rebel League
1976-77 $60,840 $273,406
Contract in Canadian currency: $60,000. Assumed minimum salary based on documented 1975-76 and 1977-78 salaries.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1977-78 $117,500 $495,788
Contract in Canadian currency: $125,000. Signed a 5-year contract with Winnipeg, of the WHA, for CAN$125,000 per year. Had a contract clause allowing him to negotiate with any NHL team and leave unless the Jets came up with a counter offer in 30 days withing $20,000 of the NHL offer.
Source: The Hockey News 1979 Yearbook
1978-79 $600,000 $2,353,067
Signed a 2-year contract with the NY Rangers for $600,000/season.
Source: The Hockey News 1979 Yearbook / Book: The Rebel League
1979-80 $600,000 $2,113,223
Source: The Hockey News 1979 Yearbook
Total:
US$1,498,640

In today's dollars:
US$5,833,847
NHL Rank:
2546

In today's dollars:
1557