NHL Fortune: $48,891,900
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Salary history of Mario Lemieux, who earned US $48,891,900 (US $77,395,974 in today's dollars) in his career, ranking #131 in NHL fortunes accumulated.

Season   Salary
($US)
In today's
$
NHL
Rank
+/-
($)
+/-
(%)
1989-90 $2,000,000 $4,040,323 1
Does not include unspecified deferred payments.
Source: Canadian Press
1990-91 $2,177,000 $4,172,445 2 $177,000 9%
1991-92 $2,338,000 $4,300,066 2 $161,000 7%
1992-93 $2,408,000 $4,299,387 3 $70,000 3%
1993-94 $3,000,000 $5,200,692 3 $592,000 25%
1994-95 $2,326,531 $3,932,496 5 ($673,469) -22%
Lockout: salary prorated for 48-game season.
1995-96 $4,571,400 $7,514,014 4 $2,244,869 96%
1996-97 $11,321,000 $18,074,637 1 $6,749,600 148%
Scheduled to make $15M, including bonuses.
Source: Maclean's
2001-02 $5,250,000 $7,425,889 36
2002-03 $5,250,000 $7,310,311 41
2003-04 $5,250,000 $7,147,418 45
2004-05 Lockout year: Season cancelled - no NHL salary paid.
2005-06 $3,000,000 $3,978,295 81 ($2,250,000) -43%
Total:
$48,891,900

In today's dollars:
$77,395,974
NHL Rank:
131

In today's dollars:
59