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NHL Fortune: $661,953

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Jim Rutherford’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$661,953 (US$2,334,216 in today's dollars), ranking #3370 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$)
+/-
(%)
1977-78 $135,000 $569,629
Source: Globe and Mail
1978-79 $135,000 $529,440
Estimated minimum salary based on documented salaries for 1977-78 and 1980-81.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1979-80 $135,000 $475,475
Estimated minimum salary based on documented salaries for 1977-78 and 1980-81.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1980-81 $127,053 $394,265
Contract in Canadian currency: $148,600. Signed a one-year, plus one option year, one-way contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs for CAN$130,000 and CAN$125,000. Bonuses included $ 600/game played in 1980-81 and $ 800/game played in 1981-82 and $ 2,500 if the team finished in the top 8 in the overall standings. Played 31 NHL games, earning $ 18,600 and did not earn the team performance bonus.
Source: Copy of contract
1981-82 $129,900 $365,406
Played 7 NHL games, earning $ 4,900. Did not earn the team performance bonus.
Source: Copy of contract
Total:
US$661,953

In today's dollars:
US$2,334,216
NHL Rank:
3370

In today's dollars:
2384

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