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NHL Fortune: $60,626,900

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Salary history of Mark Messier, who earned US $60,626,900 (US $95,378,606 in today's dollars) in his career, ranking #62 in NHL career earnings / fortunes accumulated.

Season   Salary
($US)
In today's
$
NHL
Rank
+/-
($)
+/-
(%)
1978-79 $30,000 $115,261
With the Indianapolis Racers and Cincinnati Stingers of the World Hockey Association
Source: Book: The Rebel League
1984-85 $231,600 $558,381
Signed a 5-year deal with the Edmonton Oilers for $C300,000/season.
Source: The Hockey News 1985 Yearbook
1985-86 $219,600 $511,243
Source: The Hockey News 1985 Yearbook
1986-87 $216,000 $493,686
Source: The Hockey News 1985 Yearbook
1987-88 $226,200 $498,795
Source: The Hockey News 1985 Yearbook
1988-89 $243,900 $516,458
Source: The Hockey News 1985 Yearbook
1989-90 $837,142 $1,691,161 3
Source: Canadian Press
1990-91 $824,434 $1,580,113 10 -$12,708 -2%
1991-92 $1,084,000 $1,993,700 13 $259,566 31%
1992-93 $2,385,000 $4,258,321 4 $1,301,000 120%
1993-94 $2,533,000 $4,391,118 6 $148,000 6%
1994-95 $3,596,059 $6,078,359 2 $1,063,059 42%
Lockout: salary prorated for 48-game season.
1995-96 $6,000,000 $9,862,205 2 $2,403,941 67%
1996-97 $6,000,000 $9,579,350 2
1997-98 $6,000,000 $9,364,486 4
1998-99 $6,000,000 $9,220,859 6
1999-00 $6,000,000 $9,021,609 12
2000-01 $4,807,037 $6,992,815 34 ($1,192,963) -20%
2001-02 $5,583,530 $7,897,653 30 $776,493 16%
2002-03 $3,904,858 $5,437,281 73 ($1,678,672) -30%
2003-04 $3,904,585 $5,315,753 82 ($273) 0%
2004-05 Lockout year: Season cancelled - no NHL salary paid.
Total:
$60,626,900

In today's dollars:
$95,378,606
NHL Rank:
62

In today's dollars:
30