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NHL Fortune: $43,250

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Benoit Laporte’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$43,250 (US$138,726 in today's dollars), ranking #5146 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$)
+/-
(%)
1979-80 $16,226 $57,826
Contract in Canadian currency: $19,000 . Before the season, signed a two-way two-year plus one option year contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs for CAN$45,000, CAN$50,000 and $ 50,000 (CAN$14,000, CAN$16,000 and $16,000 if playing in the minor leagues). He also got a CAN$5,000 signing bonus plus was to get a CAN$20,000 bonus if he played 40 games with Toronto in any season. He never played in the NHL, earning his minor league salary and the signing bonus.
Source: Copy of contract
1980-81 $13,680 $42,937
Contract in Canadian currency: $16,000 . In the minor leagues.
Source: Copy of contract
1981-82 $13,344 $37,963
Contract in Canadian currency: $16,000 . In the minor leagues.
Source: Copy of contract
Total:
US$43,250

In today's dollars:
US$138,726
NHL Rank:
5146

In today's dollars:
5161

Contract(s) (click to enlarge)

Interesting animated bar chart race showing that 36 players and 1 commissioner appeared, in the past 25 years, in the yearly Top Ten NHL/hockey fortunes accumulated. Jaromir Jagr is #1 in total hockey earnings since 2002-03 and will be taken over in 2-3 years by Crosby and Ovechkin. How is your 401k/RSSP doing?

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