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NHL Fortune: $2,709,360

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Bobby Orr’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$2,709,360 (US$13,609,885 in today's dollars), ranking #2078 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Did you know that Gary Bettman accumulated the 4th largest NHL fortune with $120M?

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
1962-63 $9,360 $80,035
Contract in Canadian currency: $10,000. At age 14, signed a C-Form commiting to the Boston Bruins once he reached age 18 for a bonus of C$10,000, a new car and the Bruins paying to stucco the family home.
Source: Book: Searching for Bobby Orr
1966-67 $25,000 $199,276
Plus bonus for number of games played. First year in the NHL.
Source: Book: Orr: My Story; Book: The Lively World of Hockey
1967-68 $25,000 $193,840
Plus bonus for number of games played
Source: Book: Orr: My Story; Book: The Lively World of Hockey
1968-69 $50,000 $371,852
Signed 3-year contract for just under $50,000/year plus $25,000 bonus if Bruins win the Stanley Cup, which they did not.
Source: Inside Hockey 1969-70
1969-70 $50,000 $352,590
Plus $25,000 bonus if Bruins win the Stanley Cup, which they did not.
Source: Inside Hockey 1969-70
1970-71 $50,000 $333,153
Plus $25,000 bonus if Bruins win the Stanley Cup, which they did.
Source: Inside Hockey 1969-70
1971-72 $200,000 $1,277,649
Signed a five-year contract with the Boston Bruins for $1M.
Source: Book: The Top 100 NHL Players of All Time
1972-73 $200,000 $1,237,016
Source: Book: The Top 100 NHL Players of All Time
1973-74 $200,000 $1,165,135
Earned $180,000 according to Hockey Pictorial Magazine.
Source: Book: The Top 100 NHL Players of All Time
1974-75 $200,000 $1,049,118
Source: Book: The Top 100 NHL Players of All Time
1975-76 $200,000 $961,204
Source: Book: The Top 100 NHL Players of All Time
1976-77 $500,000 $2,272,536
Source: Book: Orr: My Story
1977-78 $500,000 $2,133,806
Did not play because of injuries.
Source: Book: Orr: My Story
1978-79 $500,000 $1,982,677
Never played pro hockey again after the season.
Source: Book: Orr: My Story
Career Earnings: US$2,709,360
(In today's dollars: US$13,609,885)

NHL Rank: 2078
(In today's dollars: 1006)

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 career earnings. 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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