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NHL Fortune: $103,889


Rick Ley’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$103,889 (US$647,818 in today's dollars), ranking #4908 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: November 2, 1948
Country of birth: Canada
Position: D
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1966
  • Round #3
  • Overall Pick: 16
  • By: Toronto Maple Leafs

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
In today's
1971-72 $25,889 $165,382
Contract in Canadian currency: $26,150. Signed a one-year, one-way contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs for CAN$26,000 plus bonuses: $ 500 if he had a +/- of 20 or more; $50 per +; $ 500 if the team's goal against average was under 2.50 and another $500 if it was under 2.25. Earned a $ 150 bonus for his +3 stat. (Accordingto Rick Ley, in an interview with Howlings, he earned $ 18,000).
Source: Copy of contract
1972-73 $78,000 $482,436
With the New England Whalers in the World Hockey Association.
Source: Howlings
Career Earnings: US$103,889
(In today's dollars: US$647,818)

NHL Rank: 4908
(In today's dollars: 4036)

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