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NHL Fortune: $45,307

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Gary Smith’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$45,307 (US$321,176 in today's dollars), ranking #4968 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$)
+/-
(%)
1964-65 $4,635 $38,231
Contract in Canadian currency: $5,000. To play in the Toronto Maple Leads system. Also got CAN$4,000 signing bonus as rookie.
Source: Per Gary Smith on the Pro Hockey Alumni podcast
1965-66 $5,104 $41,432
Contract in Canadian currency: $5,500. To play in the Toronto Maple Leads system.
Source: Per Gary Smith on the Pro Hockey Alumni podcast
1966-67 $5,568 $43,807
Contract in Canadian currency: $6,000.
Source: Per Gary Smith on the Pro Hockey Alumni podcast
1970-71 $30,000 $197,706
With the California Golden Seals in the NHL.
Source: Per Gary Smith on the Pro Hockey Alumni podcast
Total:
US$45,307

In today's dollars:
US$321,176
NHL Rank:
4968

In today's dollars:
4540

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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