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NHL Fortune: $89,256

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Maurice Richard’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US $89,256 (US $843,647 in today's dollars), ranking #4752 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Did you know that Gary Bettman accumulated the 4th largest NHL fortune with $110M?

Season   Salary
($US)
In today's
$
NHL
Rank
+/-
($)
+/-
(%)
1942-43 $4,505 $70,670
Signed rookie contract for $C 5,000 per season for 2 years ($C 750 if he played in the minor league). Got a $C 1,000 signing bonus. Had following bonus structure: $C 250 if team finished in first place or $C 150 if team finished in second place (Montreal finished 4th); $C 50 if scored more than 15 goals in the season and $C 25 for any additional goals (he ended up scoring 5).
Source: Copy of contract
1943-44 $4,505 $66,585
Had following bonus structure: $C 250 if team finished in first place or $C 150 if team finished in second place (Montreal finished 1st respecively, earning him $C 250 in bonus); $C 50 if scored more than 15 goals in the season and $C 25 for any additional goals (he ended up scoring 32 goals, earning him $C 475 in bonus).
Source: Copy of contract
1955-56 $12,168 $116,095
Source: Copy of contract
1956-57 $12,192 $114,614
Total possible bonus $C 2,000 more than in 1955-56
Source: Copy of contract
1959-60 $26,075 $228,335
Source: Dictionary of Canadian Biography
1960-61 $25,775 $222,658
Retired before the start of the season and paid anyway as a reward for his 18-year career.
Source: Maclean's
1972-73 $4,036 $24,689
Signed as coach of the Quebec Nordiques, of the World Hockey Association, for $C 40,000 for the season and a $4,000 signing bonus. He quit after 1 game, realizing that coaching was not for him and returned his first paycheck to the team.
Source: Book: The Rebel League
Total:
US $89,256

In today's dollars:
US $843,647
NHL Rank:
4752

In today's dollars:
3421

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