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NHL Fortune: $235,055

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Errol Thompson’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$235,055 (US$1,168,996 in today's dollars), ranking #4240 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$)
+/-
(%)
1972-73 $27,243 $166,652
Contract in Canadian currency: $27,000. Signed a 3-year contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs for CAN$27,000, CAN$33,000 and CAN$37,500. Included bonuses for 1973-74 and 1974-75: $2,000 for making the playoffs in 1973-74 and $2,500 for making the playoffs in 1974-75; $1,500 for 20 goals or 45 points in each season; $100 per goal after 20; $1,000 for 30 goals; and $200 for goals over 30.
Source: Copy of contract
1973-74 $35,000 $201,565
Contract in Canadian currency: $35,000. Earned bonus of $2,000 for making the playoffs but no bonuses for goals/points.
Source: Copy of contract
1974-75 $42,924 $222,630
Contract in Canadian currency: $42,000. Earned bonus of $2,500 for making the playoffs; and scored 25 goals/42 points, earning $2,000 bonuses.
Source: Copy of contract
1975-76 $36,863 $175,200
Contract in Canadian currency: $37,500. Estimated minimum salary based on documented salaries for 1974-75 and 1977-78.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1976-77 $38,025 $170,879
Contract in Canadian currency: $37,500. Estimated minimum salary based on documented salaries for 1974-75 and 1977-78.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1977-78 $55,000 $232,071
Source: Globe and Mail
Total:
US$235,055

In today's dollars:
US$1,168,996
NHL Rank:
4240

In today's dollars:
3111

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