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NHL Fortune: $5,310


Jim Cardiff’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$5,310 (US$43,589 in today's dollars), ranking #5348 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: August 29, 1944

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
In today's
1965-66 $5,310 $43,589
After his last junior year, signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Pittsburgh Hornetts of the American Hockey League for $5,000 in the AHL and $4,500 in the Central Professional Hockey League. Bonuses included $ 350 for making the playoffs; $ 350 if the team reached the AHL final; and $ 500 if the team won the AHL final while he played at least 40 AHL game. Played 58 AHL and 4 CPHL games, earning a pro-rated salary of $ 5,310. Also earned $ 350 as the team made the playoffs.
Source: Copy of contract
Career Earnings: US$5,310
(In today's dollars: US$43,589)

NHL Rank: 5348
(In today's dollars: 5360)

Contract(s) (click to enlarge)

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