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NHL Fortune: $166,595

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Eddie Shack’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$166,595 (US$1,148,750 in today's dollars), ranking #4626 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: February 11, 1937

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
1958-59 $7,500 $67,219
Source: Maclean's / Eddie Shack on the Spittin' Chiclets podcast
1959-60 $7,500 $66,551
Assumed minimum salary given his 1958-59 known salary and his claim that he never made more than $10,000 in the sixties.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1960-61 $7,500 $65,583
Assumed minimum salary given his 1958-59 known salary and his claim that he never made more than $10,000 in the sixties.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1961-62 $7,500 $64,903
Assumed minimum salary given his 1958-59 known salary and his claim that he never made more than $10,000 in the sixties.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1962-63 $7,500 $64,131
Assumed minimum salary given his 1958-59 known salary and his claim that he never made more than $10,000 in the sixties.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1963-64 $7,500 $63,356
Assumed minimum salary given his 1958-59 known salary and his claim that he never made more than $10,000 in the sixties.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1964-65 $7,500 $62,539
Assumed minimum salary given his 1958-59 known salary and his claim that he never made more than $10,000 in the sixties.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1965-66 $7,500 $61,566
Assumed minimum salary given his 1958-59 known salary and his claim that he never made more than $10,000 in the sixties.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1966-67 $7,500 $59,783
Assumed minimum salary given his 1958-59 known salary and his claim that he never made more than $10,000 in the sixties.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1967-68 $7,500 $58,152
Assumed minimum salary given his 1958-59 known salary and his claim that he never made more than $10,000 in the sixties.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1968-69 $7,500 $55,778
Assumed minimum salary given his 1958-59 known salary and his claim that he never made more than $10,000 in the sixties.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1969-70 $10,000 $70,518
According to Maclean's, he never made more than $10,000 in the sixties. HockeyZonePlus is therefore using an assumed salary of $10,000 for the last season of the sixties.
Source: Maclean's / HockeyZonePlus
1974-75 $74,095 $388,672
Contract in Canadian currency: $72,500. Signed a one-year, one-way contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs for CAN$67,500. Bonus: $ 5,000 if the team reached the quarter finals; $ 2,500 for 12 goals; $ 1,000 for 20 goals, $ 100 for each goal from 21 to 25; $ 2,000 for 25 goals; $ 250 for each goal over 25; $ 50 per + from 1 to 10; $ 500 for +10; $ 75 for each plus over 10; and $ 750 for +20. He scored 2 goals and had -8, and the team reached the quarter finals, so he earned a $ 5,000 bonus. After the season, he played one more year of hockey (Ontario Hockey Association Senior A) and then retired.
Source: Copy of contract
Career Earnings: US$166,595
(In today's dollars: US$1,148,750)

NHL Rank: 4626
(In today's dollars: 3280)

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