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NHL Fortune: $50,000

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Pat Riggin’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$50,000 (US$196,089 in today's dollars), ranking #4926 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Did you know that Gary Bettman accumulated the 4th largest NHL fortune with $110M?

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Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
1978-79 $50,000 $196,089
Signed contract with the Birmingham Bulls of the WHA. During the season, signed a 4-year extension for $650k but it was voided after the season when the WHA folder. Became available in the NHL entry draft.
Source: Book: Les Stastny; Book: The Rebel League
Total:
US$50,000

In today's dollars:
US$196,089
NHL Rank:
4926

In today's dollars:
4938

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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