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NHL Fortune: $195,844

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Mike Pelyk’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$195,844 (US$1,069,966 in today's dollars), ranking #4360 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$)
+/-
(%)
1969-70 $14,400 $100,326
Contract in Canadian currency: $15,500. Signed a one-year, one-way contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs for CAN$15,500 plus bonuses: $ 250 for a team goals against average between 2.76 and 2.90 if the team makes the playoffs; $ 500 for a team goals against average of 2.75 or less if the team makes the playoffs; $ 1,500 if the team finishes 1st its division; $ 1,000 for second in its division; and $ 750 for 3rd in its division. Did not earn any bonus.
Source: Copy of contract
1970-71 $14,849 $97,858
Contract in Canadian currency: $15,500. Estimated minimum salary based on documented 1969-70 salary.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1971-72 $23,018 $145,323
Contract in Canadian currency: $23,250. Signed a one-year, one-way contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs for CAN$22,500 plus bonuses: $ 50 per + over 0; $ 250 for a team goals against average between 2.76 and 2.90 if the team makes the playoffs; $ 750 for a team goals against average of 2.75 or less if the team makes the playoffs; $ 2,000 if the team finishes 1st its division; $ 1,500 for second in its division; and $ 2,000 for 3rd in its division. Earned a $ 750 bonus as the team made the playoffs and had a goals against average under 2.75 during the season.
Source: Copy of contract
1972-73 $22,703 $138,876
Contract in Canadian currency: $22,500. Estimated minimum salary based on documented 1971-72 salary.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1973-74 $50,375 $290,110
Contract in Canadian currency: $50,375. Signed a one-year, one-way contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs for CAN$50,000 plus bonuses: $ 75 per + from 1 to 10; $ 750 for +10; $ 100 per + from 11 to 20; $ 1,000 for +20; $ 100 per + over 20; $ 1,000 for +25; 0; $ 500 for a team goals against average between 2.76 and 2.90 if the team makes the playoffs; $ 1,500 for a team goals against average of 2.75 or less if the team makes the playoffs; $ 1,000 if the team wins more than 2 games in each playoff round. Earned $ 375 in bonus for his +5.
Source: Copy of contract
1977-78 $70,500 $297,473
Contract in Canadian currency: $75,000.
Source: Globe and Mail
Total:
US$195,844

In today's dollars:
US$1,069,966
NHL Rank:
4360

In today's dollars:
3174

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