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NHL Fortune: $903,138

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Henri Richard’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US $903,138 (US $5,997,449 in today's dollars), ranking #3024 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

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Season   Salary
($US)
In today's
$
NHL
Rank
+/-
($)
+/-
(%)
1955-56 $12,168 $116,095
As a rookie, signed a two-year, two-way contract with the Montreal Canadiens for $C 7,000 and $ 8,000 in the NHL and $C 5,000 with the Royaux de Montreal, of the Ligue de Hockey du Quebec senior league. Included a $C 5,000 signing bonus. He played the whole season with the Canadien, earning his NHL salary.
Source: Copy of contract
1956-57 $8,128 $76,409
He played the whole season with the Canadien, earning his NHL salary.
Source: Copy of contract
1957-58 $12,516 $113,891
Signed a one-year contract with the Montreal Canadiens for $C 11,000. According to Classic Auctions, he also received a $C 1,000 bonus for his "good effort."
Source: Copy of contract
1958-59 $15,450 $136,698
Signed a one-year contract with the Montreal Canadiens for $C 15,000 and a bonus of $100 per point over 60, not including the playoffs, which he did not earn.
Source: Copy of contract
1959-60 $18,044 $158,008
Signed a one-year contract with the Montreal Canadiens for $C 16,000 and a bonus of $100 per point over 60, not including the playoffs. He got 73 points, earning a $ 1,300 bonus.
Source: Copy of contract
1960-61 $21,445 $185,251
Signed a two-year contract with the Montreal Canadiens for $C 20,000 and a bonus of $100 per point over 60, not including the playoffs. He got 68 points, earning a $ 800 bonus.
Source: Copy of contract
1961-62 $19,740 $168,813
He got 50 points and did not earn the bonus.
Source: Copy of contract
1962-63 $21,996 $185,623
Signed a one-year contract with the Montreal Canadiens for $C 22,000 and a bonus of $100 per point over 60, including the playoffs. He got 75 points, earning a $ 1,500 bonus.
Source: Copy of contract
1963-64 $22,712 $189,782
Signed a one-year contract with the Montreal Canadiens for $C 23,000 and bonuses: $100 per point over 50, including the playoffs; $ 1,000 if the team finishes 1st in the standing; $750 for second place; $500 for third place; and $ 1,000 if the team wins the first round of the playoffs. He got 55 points, earning a $ 500 bonus and the team finished first overall, earning him a $ 1,000 bonus
Source: Copy of contract
1964-65 $26,002 $214,477
Signed a four-year contract with the Montreal Canadiens for $C 25,000 and bonuses: $100 per point over 50, including the playoffs; $ 1,000 if the team finishes 1st in the standing; $750 for second place; $500 for third place; and $ 1,000 if the team wins the first round of the playoffs. He got 63 points, earning a $ 1,300 bonus and the team finished second overall and won the first round of the playoffs, earning him a $ 1,750 bonus.
Source: Copy of contract
1965-66 $26,541 $215,444
He got 66 points, earning a $ 1,600 bonus and the team finished first overall and won the first round of the playoffs, earning him a $ 2,000 bonus.
Source: Copy of contract
1966-67 $26,216 $206,259
He got 65 points, earning a $ 1,500 bonus and the team finished second overall and won the first round of the playoffs, earning him a $ 1,750 bonus.
Source: Copy of contract
1967-68 $36,153 $276,776
Signed a two-year contract with the Montreal Canadiens for $C 35,000 and bonuses: $100 per point over 60, including the playoffs; $ 1,000 if the team finishes 1st in the standing; $ 1,000 if the team wins the first round of the playoffs; $ 1,000 for winning the second round; $ 1,000 for winning the Stanley Cup; and $ 1,000 if he is named on the 1st of 2nd NHL All Star Team. The team finished first overall and won the Stanley Cup, earning him a $ 4,000 bonus.
Source: Copy of contract
1968-69 $36,192 $265,928
The team finished first overall and won the Stanley Cup, earning him a $ 4,000 bonus.
Source: Copy of contract
1969-70 $44,592 $310,686
Signed a one-year contract with the Montreal Canadiens for $C 48,000 and bonuses: $100 per point over 60, including the playoffs; $ 2,000 if the team finishes 1st in the standing; $ 1,000 if the team finishes 2nd; and $ 1,000 if the team is the lowest scored against team in the league. He did not earn any bonus.
Source: Copy of contract
1970-71 $57,576 $379,436
Signed a one-year contract with the Montreal Canadiens for $C 60,000 and bonuses: $100 per point over 60, including the playoffs; $ 5,000 if the team finishes 1st in the standing; $ 2,500 if the team finishes 2nd; $ 2,000 if the team is the lowest scored against team in the league; $ 1,000 if he scored 25 goals, including playoffs; $ 1,000 if he is +20 or better; another $ 1,000 if he is +30 or better. Earned a $ 100 bonus for gettint 61 points.
Source: Copy of contract
1971-72 $74,250 $468,783
Signed a two-year contract with the Montreal Canadiens for $C 75,000 and bonuses: $100 per point over 60, including the playoffs; $ 5,000 if the team finishes 1st in the standing; $ 2,500 if the team finishes 2nd; $ 2,000 if the team is the lowest scored against team in the league; $ 1,000 if he scored 25 goals, including playoffs; $ 1,000 if he is +20 or better; another $ 1,000 if he is +30 or better. Did not earn any bonus.
Source: Copy of contract
1972-73 $102,918 $629,573
Earned a $ 1,000 bonus for being +33, $ 5,000 for team finishing first, and $ 2,000 for lowest team GAA. Like all players on the roster, got a $C19,000 ($C115,000 in today's dollars) bonus for winning the Stanley Cup with the Montreal Canadiens.
Source: Copy of contract / Book: Robinson for Defense
1973-74 $65,000 $374,336
Signed a three-year contract with the Montreal Canadiens for $C 65,000, $C 90,000 and $C 110,000 wit a retirement lump sum of $C 160,000 for services rendered.
Source: Copy of contract
1974-75 $255,500 $1,325,180
He retired after the season, receiving his retirement lump sum.
Source: Copy of contract
Total:
US $903,138

In today's dollars:
US $5,997,449
NHL Rank:
3024

In today's dollars:
1531

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