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NHL Fortune: $5,459,951

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Jacques Lemaire’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$5,459,951 (US$8,793,068 in today's dollars), ranking #1488 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

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All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
1970-71 $33,051 $220,221
Contract in Canadian currency: $34,500. Signed a one-year, one-way contract with the Montreal Canadiens for CAN$32,000 plus bonuses: $ 2,000 if the team finished 1st in the standings; $ 1,000 if the team finished second; $ 1,000 if the team was lowest in goal against in the league; $ 1,000 if he finished with +25 or better during the regular season; $50 per +/- over +25 during the regular season; $ 1,000 if he got 30 goals or 60 points during the regular season and playoffs; $ 100 per points over 60 during the regular season and playoffs; $ 2,000 if he was named on the NHL First All Star Team; and $ 1,000 for the Second All Star Team. He only earned the $ 1,500 bonus for his 75 points during the season/playoffs and $ 1,000 for getting over 60 points.
Source: Copy of contract
1972-73 $0 $0
Contract in Canadian currency: $0. Like all players on the roster, got a CAN$19,000 (CAN$115,000 in today's dollars) bonus for winning the Stanley Cup with the Montreal Canadiens.
Source: Book: Robinson for Defense
1977-78 $126,900 $541,560
Contract in Canadian currency: $135,000.
Source: Globe and Mail
1996-97 $750,000 $1,236,819 267
As coach of the New Jersey Devils.
Source: The Hockey News
1997-98 $850,000 $1,369,680 259 $100,000 13%
As coach of the New Jersey Devils.
Source: The Hockey News
2000-01 $1,200,000 $1,802,509 239
As coach of the Minnesota Wild.
Source: The Hockey News
2001-02 $1,200,000 $1,752,934 281
As coach of the Minnesota Wild. (Earned $2.5M according to La Presse)
Source: The Hockey News
2002-03 $1,300,000 $1,869,346 292 $100,000 8%
As coach of the Minnesota Wild. (Earned $2.5M according to La Presse)
Source: The Hockey News
Total:
US$5,459,951

In today's dollars:
US$8,793,068
NHL Rank:
1488

In today's dollars:
1309

Contract(s) (click to enlarge)

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