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NHL Fortune: $1,133,405

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Serge Savard’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$1,133,405 (US$3,537,246 in today's dollars), ranking #2917 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$)
+/-
(%)
1967-68 $9,270 $71,876
Contract in Canadian currency: $10,000 .
Source: Serge Savard at 98.5FM Montreal
1968-69 $12,992 $96,622
Contract in Canadian currency: $14,000 .
Source: 91.9 Sports Montreal
1972-73 $0 $0
Contract in Canadian currency: $0 . Like all players on the roster, got a CAN$19,000 (CAN$115,000 in today's dollars) bonus for winning the Stanley Cup with the Montreal Canadiens.
Source: Book: Robinson for Defense
1977-78 $145,700 $621,791
Contract in Canadian currency: $155,000 .
Source: Globe and Mail
1978-79 $131,550 $521,642
Contract in Canadian currency: $150,000 .
Source: Toronto Star
1979-80 $128,100 $456,522
Contract in Canadian currency: $150,000 . Estimated minimum salary based on documented salaries for 1978-79 and 1982-83.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1980-81 $128,250 $402,538
Contract in Canadian currency: $150,000 . Estimated minimum salary based on documented salaries for 1978-79 and 1982-83.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1981-82 $125,100 $355,899
Contract in Canadian currency: $150,000 . Estimated minimum salary based on documented salaries for 1978-79 and 1982-83.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1982-83 $162,200 $434,763
Contract in Canadian currency: $200,000 . The highest salary he got as a player in the NHL. He retired as a pro-hockey player after that season.
Source: Serge Savard at 98.5FM Montreal
1983-84 $81,100 $210,616
Contract in Canadian currency: $100,000 . As General Manager of the Montreal Canadiens.
Source: Serge Savard at 98.5FM Montreal
1994-95 $209,143 $364,977 405
Contract in Canadian currency: $500,000 . Because of the lockout, his NHL salary was prorated for the 48-game season. As General Manager of the Montreal Canadiens. He was fired a few games within the season in the 1995-96 season.
Source: Serge Savard at 98.5FM Montreal
Total:
US$1,133,405

In today's dollars:
US$3,537,246
NHL Rank:
2917

In today's dollars:
2058

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