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Larry Mavety WHA Los Angeles Sharks Players Contract
Lot #435

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Larry Mavety WHA Los Angeles Sharks Players Contract
Lot #435

This WHA players contract, dated July 7, 1972, was between the Los Angeles Sharks and Larry Mavety.  The Los Angeles Sharks played in the World Hockey Association for the 1972-73 and 1973-74 seasons.  After the 1973-74 season, the franchise moved to Detroit to become the Michigan Stags and again mid-season to Baltimore to become the Baltimore Blades.

The contract is for 3 seasons with compensation being listed as follows:  A $5000 signing bonus to be paid on October 2, 1972 on the first day of training camp.  A salary of $23,000 for the 1972-73 WHA season, a salary of $23,000 to be paid for the 1973-74 season and a salary of $24,000 to be paid for the 1974-75 season.  Mavety would also get incentives if the Sharks finished 1st, 2nd or 3rd in the league standings.

Larry Mavety would play exactly 2 games for the Sharks in 1972-73.  He then moved to the Philadelphia Blazers where he played 4 games.  He would finish the 1972-73 WHA season in Chicago as a member of the Cougars. An addendum to the addendum (the last page of this contract) was added when he got to the Cougars.  Mavety would now earn additional bonuses for the Cougars standings as well as an additional $50.00 per game when the Cougars held their opponent to 2 goals or less.  Mavety would move to the Toronto Toros at the end of the 1974-75 season and finish out his career playing for the Denver Spurs and Indianapolis Racers.

This official contract is signed by Mavety in 3 different places as well as being signed by Dennis Murphy of the Sharks, Edwin Short of the Cougars and Gary Davidson, president of the WHA.  Murhpy and Davidson were the co-founders of the WHA and both signed the Articles of Incorporation in 1971.