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NHL Fortune: $475,000

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Andre Savard’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$475,000 (US$2,434,315 in today's dollars), ranking #3911 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Country of birth: Canada
Position: C
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1973
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 6
  • By: Boston Bruins

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
1973-74 $175,000 $1,019,493
After being picked 6th overall in the 1973 NHL draft by the Boston Bruins, and 3rd overall in the World Hockey Association by the Quebec Nordiques, he signed with the Bruins for $75,000 per season with a $100,000 signing bonus. He had received an offer from Quebec for CAN$60,000/year with a CAN$200,000 signing bonus but prefered to play in the NHL.
Source: Andre Savard on Drette su'l'tape podcast
1974-75 $75,000 $393,419
Estimated minimum salary based on documented salary for 1973-74 and 1977-78.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1975-76 $75,000 $360,452
Estimated minimum salary based on documented salary for 1973-74 and 1977-78.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1976-77 $75,000 $340,880
Estimated minimum salary based on documented salary for 1973-74 and 1977-78.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1977-78 $75,000 $320,071
Source: Globe and Mail
Career Earnings: US$475,000
(In today's dollars: US$2,434,315)

NHL Rank: 3911
(In today's dollars: 2469)

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