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NHL Fortune: $145,215

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Curt Ridley’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$145,215 (US$523,275 in today's dollars), ranking #4516 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$)
+/-
(%)
1977-78 $70,500 $297,473
Contract in Canadian currency: $75,000.
Source: Globe and Mail
1980-81 $53,865 $167,151
Contract in Canadian currency: $63,000. Signed a one-year, two way contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs: CAN$85,000 in the NHL and CAN$30,000 in the minors. He ended up playing 3 games in the NHL and 2 in the AHL, earning a pro-rated CAN$63,000.
Source: Copy of contract
1981-82 $20,850 $58,651
Contract in Canadian currency: $25,000. Signed a one-year, with one option year, two-way contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs: CAN$80,000 in the NHL and CAN$25,000 in the minors. The contract had various NHL-related bonuses. He played only in the minor leagues, earning CAN$25,000 and retired from pro-hockey after the season.
Source: Copy of contract
Total:
US$145,215

In today's dollars:
US$523,275
NHL Rank:
4516

In today's dollars:
4113

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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