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NHL Fortune: $153,150

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Doug Harvey’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$153,150 (US$1,315,974 in today's dollars), ranking #4484 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$)
+/-
(%)
1948-49 $7,500 $79,906
Contract in Canadian currency: $7,500. Signed a one-year contract with the Montreal Canadiens for CAN$7,000. Bonuses: $ 500 if he made the 1st or 2nd NHL All Star Team; $ 500 if goalie Bill Dunham won the Vezina trophy. He did not make an All Star team but earned the bonus for Dunham winning the Vezina.
Source: Copy of contract
1959-60 $26,075 $228,335
Contract in Canadian currency: $25,000.
1960-61 $25,775 $222,658
Contract in Canadian currency: $25,000.
1961-62 $27,000 $230,900
According to The Lively World of Hockey, he signed a 3-year contract for $81,000 overall, as a player-coach. According to Official Sports Inc Hockey Magazine, he was making $25,000.
Source: Book: The Lively World of Hockey; Official Sports Inc Hockey Magazine
1962-63 $27,000 $227,851
As player only. According to Official Sports Inc Hockey Magazine, he was making $25,000.
Source: Book: The Lively World of Hockey; Official Sports Inc Hockey Magazine
1963-64 $27,000 $225,618
Source: Book: The Lively World of Hockey
1966-67 $12,800 $100,706
Signed AHL contracts with the Baltimore Clippers and, later, Pittsburgh Hornets for $11,000. Was to earn a $ 500 bonus if the team made the AHL playoffs and $ 500 for each additional playoff rounds it reached. Pittsburgh won the AHL championship in 3 rounds, earning him a bonus of $ 1,500. Also got a $ 300 bonus for transportation. He played 2 NHL games for the Detroit Red Wings for an unknown salary.
Source: Copy of contracts
Total:
US$153,150

In today's dollars:
US$1,315,974
NHL Rank:
4484

In today's dollars:
3010

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