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NHL Fortune: $872,250

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Ed Johnston’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$872,250 (US$3,013,025 in today's dollars), ranking #3063 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$)
+/-
(%)
1973-74 $82,750 $476,558
Contract in Canadian currency: $82,750. Signed a four-year, one-way contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs for: $ 82,500, $ 87,500, $87,500, and $ 92,500. Bonus: unknown amount for a goal against average under 2.70, 2.60, and 2.50; $ 250 per shutout; $ 500 per playoff game won; $ 2,000 if the team finished 1st or 2nd in the division; and $ 1,000 if the team finished 3rd in the division. Bonuses earned: $ 250 for 1 shutout.
Source: Copy of contract
1974-75 $96,500 $500,508
Signed a four-year, one-way contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs for: $ 95,000, $ 100,000, $105,000, and $ 110,000. Was subsequently trade to St.Louis. Bonus: $ 1,000 a goal against average under 2.70; another $ 2,500 if it's under 260; another $ 2,500 if it's under 2.5. $ 250 per shutouts; $ 2,500 if the team finished 1st in the division; and $ 1,000 if it finishes 2nd. Bonuses earned: $ 500 for 2 shutouts plus $ 1,000 for the team ending second in the division..
Source: Copy of contract
1975-76 $100,250 $476,467
Bonus earned: $ 250 for 1 shutout.
Source: Copy of contract
1976-77 $107,750 $484,212
Bonus earned: $ 250 for 1 shutout and $ 2,500 for St.Louis finishing 1st in its division.
Source: Copy of contract
1977-78 $110,000 $464,142
No bonus earned.
Source: Copy of contract
1996-97 $375,000 $611,138 639
As coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Source: The Hockey News
Total:
US$872,250

In today's dollars:
US$3,013,025
NHL Rank:
3063

In today's dollars:
2124

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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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