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NHL Fortune: $50,807,000

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Net worth / salary history of Mario Lemieux, who earned US $50,807,000 (US $82,979,945 in today's dollars) in his career, ranking #131 in NHL career earnings / fortunes accumulated.

Season   Salary
($US)
In today's
$
NHL
Rank
+/-
($)
+/-
(%)
1984-85 $300,000 $738,306
As a rookie with Pittsburgh, signed a 2-year contract for $600,000 plus a one-year option and a $150,000 bonus.
Source: The Hockey News 1985 Yearbook
1985-86 $300,000 $712,918
Source: The Hockey News 1985 Yearbook
1986-87 $300,000 $699,909
Source: The Hockey News 1985 Yearbook
1989-90 $2,000,000 $4,124,194 1
Does not include unspecified deferred payments.
Source: Canadian Press
1990-91 $2,000,000 $3,912,777 2
One-way contract. (Made $US 2,177,000 according to the Canadian Press)
Source: The Hockey News
1991-92 $2,338,000 $4,389,329 2 $338,000 17%
1992-93 $3,600,000 $6,561,083 1 $1,262,000 54%
Amount includes salary and any signing bonus paid in 1992-93.
Source: The Hockey News
1993-94 $3,000,000 $5,308,651 3 -$600,000 -17%
1994-95 $2,326,531 $4,014,129 5 -$673,469 -22%
Lockout: NHL salary prorated for 48-game season.
Source: Guide Hockey 1995-1996
1995-96 $4,571,429 $7,670,042 4 $2,244,898 96%
Source: La Presse
1996-97 $11,321,000 $18,449,839 1 $6,749,571 148%
Scheduled to make $15M, including bonuses.
Source: La Presse / Maclean's
2001-02 $5,250,000 $7,580,040 36
2002-03 $5,250,000 $7,462,062 41
2003-04 $5,250,000 $7,295,788 45
2004-05 Lockout year: Season cancelled - no NHL salary paid.
2005-06 $3,000,000 $4,060,879 81 -$2,250,000 -43%
Total:
$50,807,000

In today's dollars:
$82,979,945
NHL Rank:
131

In today's dollars:
58