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NHL Fortune: $50,806,900

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Net worth / salary history of Mario Lemieux, who earned US $50,806,900 (US $81,292,390 in today's dollars) in his career, ranking #115 in NHL career earnings / fortunes accumulated.

Season   Salary
($US)
In today's
$
NHL
Rank
+/-
($)
+/-
(%)
1984-85 $300,000 $723,292
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 $698,420
Source: The Hockey News 1985 Yearbook
1986-87 $300,000 $685,675
Source: The Hockey News 1985 Yearbook
1989-90 $2,000,000 $4,040,323 1
Does not include unspecified deferred payments.
Source: Canadian Press
1990-91 $2,000,000 $3,833,206 2
One-way contract. (Made $US 2,177,000 according to the Canadian Press)
Source: The Hockey News
1991-92 $2,338,000 $4,300,066 2 $338,000 17%
1992-93 $3,600,000 $6,427,655 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 $5,200,692 3 -$600,000 -17%
1994-95 $2,326,531 $3,932,496 5 -$673,469 -22%
Lockout: salary prorated for 48-game season.
Source: Guide Hockey 1995-1996
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:
$50,806,900

In today's dollars:
$81,292,390
NHL Rank:
115

In today's dollars:
55