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NHL Fortune: $9,237,140

Description

Net worth / salary history of Mike Gartner, who earned US $9,237,140 (US $16,110,003 in today's dollars) in his career, ranking #968 in NHL career earnings / 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 $500,000 $958,301 25 $100,000 25%
One-way contract. (Made $US 680,000 according to the Canadian Press)
Source: The Hockey News
1991-92 $680,000 $1,250,661 40 $180,000 36%
1992-93 $1,350,000 $2,410,371 14 $670,000 99%
Amount includes salary and any signing bonus paid in 1992-93.
Source: The Hockey News
1993-94 $1,200,000 $2,080,277 37 -$150,000 -11%
1994-95 $857,143 $1,448,814 55 -$342,857 -29%
Lockout: salary prorated for 48-game season.
Source: Guide Hockey 1995-1996
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:
$9,237,140

In today's dollars:
$16,110,003
NHL Rank:
968

In today's dollars:
777