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NHL Fortune: $9,417,140

Description

Salary history of Mike Gartner, who earned US $9,417,140 (US $16,454,992 in today's dollars) in his career, ranking #958 in NHL fortunes accumulated.

Season   Salary
($US)
In today's
$
NHL
Rank
+/-
($)
+/-
(%)
1978-79 $150,000 $576,304
At age 17, signed a 5-year contract with the Cincinnati Stinger, of the World Hockey Association, for $750k. After the 78-79 season, when the WHA folded, his contract was voided and he became available in the NHL entry draft.
Source: Book: The Rebel League
1989-90 $400,000 $808,065 23
Source: Canadian Press
1990-91 $680,000 $1,303,290 16 $280,000 70%
1991-92 $680,000 $1,250,661 40
1992-93 $1,350,000 $2,410,371 12 $670,000 99%
1993-94 $1,200,000 $2,080,277 37 -$150,000 -11%
1994-95 $857,143 $1,448,814 54 -$342,857 -29%
Lockout: salary prorated for 48-game season.
1995-96 $1,500,000 $2,465,551 83 $642,857 75%
1996-97 $1,500,000 $2,394,837 98
1997-98 $1,100,000 $1,716,822 186 ($400,000) -27%
Total:
$9,417,140

In today's dollars:
$16,454,992
NHL Rank:
958

In today's dollars:
765