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24/7 Wall St.: Highest-Paid Players of All Time

9. Bobby Hull

Salary ratio: 10.8
Sport: hockey (left wing)
Highest salary: $270,000 (1973)
Average player salary: $25,000 (1973)

Bobby Hull spent 23 years in the NHL and the now-defunct WHA, playing for the Chicago Blackhawks, the Winnipeg Jets, and the Hartford Whalers. In 1973, the first year he played with WHA, Hull earned $270,000 — more than 10 times the average NHL player’s salary at the time. Hull scored 913 goals over the course of his combined NHL and WHA careers. He won the Stanley Cup in 1961 with the Blackhawks. Hull scored 20 or more goals for 19 straight seasons, and had eight seasons of more than 50 goals. Hull is also notable as the father of Brett Hull, considered another one of hockey’s greats.

(AP Photo)

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