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NHL Fortune: $7,530

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George Gardner’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$7,530 (US$61,812 in today's dollars), ranking #5277 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$)
+/-
(%)
1965-66 $7,530 $61,812
Signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Pittsbugh Hornets of the AHL for $6,500 in the AHL and $8,500 in the NHL. AHL bonuses included $ 500 if the team made the playoffs; $ 500 if the team reached the finals; $ 500 if they won the final; $ 100 per shutout for the first 5 shutouts; and $ 500 if he had a good year according to the coach. Played 66 AHL and 1 NHL games, earning a pro rated salary of $6,530. Earned bonuses of $ 500 for 7 shutouts and $ 500 as the team made the playoffs.
Source: Copy of contract
Total:
US$7,530

In today's dollars:
US$61,812
NHL Rank:
5277

In today's dollars:
5250

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