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NHL Fortune: $2,709,360

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Bobby Orr’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$2,709,360 (US$13,455,726 in today's dollars), ranking #1957 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

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

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All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
1962-63 $9,360 $78,989
Contract in Canadian currency: $10,000. At age 14, signed a C-Form commiting to the Boston Bruins once he reached age 18 for a bonus of C$10,000, a new car and the Bruins paying to stucco the family home.
Source: Book: Searching for Bobby Orr
1966-67 $25,000 $196,692
Plus bonus for number of games played. First year in the NHL.
Source: Book: Orr: My Story; Book: The Lively World of Hockey
1967-68 $25,000 $191,392
Plus bonus for number of games played
Source: Book: Orr: My Story; Book: The Lively World of Hockey
1968-69 $50,000 $367,385
Signed 3-year contract for just under $50,000/year plus $25,000 bonus if Bruins win the Stanley Cup, which they did not.
Source: Inside Hockey 1969-70
1969-70 $50,000 $348,365
Plus $25,000 bonus if Bruins win the Stanley Cup, which they did not.
Source: Inside Hockey 1969-70
1970-71 $50,000 $329,510
Plus $25,000 bonus if Bruins win the Stanley Cup, which they did.
Source: Inside Hockey 1969-70
1971-72 $200,000 $1,262,716
Signed a five-year contract with the Boston Bruins for $1M.
Source: Book: The Top 100 NHL Players of All Time
1972-73 $200,000 $1,223,445
Source: Book: The Top 100 NHL Players of All Time
1973-74 $200,000 $1,151,802
Earned $180,000 according to Hockey Pictorial Magazine.
Source: Book: The Top 100 NHL Players of All Time
1974-75 $200,000 $1,037,323
Source: Book: The Top 100 NHL Players of All Time
1975-76 $200,000 $950,558
Source: Book: The Top 100 NHL Players of All Time
1976-77 $500,000 $2,246,924
Source: Book: Orr: My Story
1977-78 $500,000 $2,109,736
Did not play because of injuries.
Source: Book: Orr: My Story
1978-79 $500,000 $1,960,890
Never played pro hockey again after the season.
Source: Book: Orr: My Story
Total:
US$2,709,360

In today's dollars:
US$13,455,726
NHL Rank:
1957

In today's dollars:
968