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NHL Fortune: $59,819,907

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Mark Messier’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US $59,819,907 (US $96,160,151 in today's dollars), ranking #90 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Did you know that Gary Bettman accumulated the 4th largest NHL fortune with $110M?

Season   Salary
($US)
In today's
$
NHL
Rank
+/-
($)
+/-
(%)
1978-79 $30,000 $117,653
With the Indianapolis Racers and Cincinnati Stingers of the World Hockey Association
Source: Book: The Rebel League
1984-85 $231,600 $569,972
Signed a 5-year deal with the Edmonton Oilers for $C300,000/season.
Source: The Hockey News 1985 Yearbook
1985-86 $219,600 $521,856
Source: The Hockey News 1985 Yearbook
1986-87 $216,000 $503,934
Source: The Hockey News 1985 Yearbook
1987-88 $226,200 $509,149
Source: The Hockey News 1985 Yearbook
1988-89 $243,900 $527,179
Source: The Hockey News 1985 Yearbook
1989-90 $837,142 $1,726,267 4
Plus $C 42,800 in deferred payment.
Source: Canadian Press
1990-91 $824,434 $1,612,913 8 -$12,708 -2%
One-way contract.
Source: The Hockey News / Canadian Press
1991-92 $1,084,000 $2,035,087 13 $259,566 31%
1992-93 $2,385,000 $4,346,718 4 $1,301,000 120%
Amount includes salary and any signing bonus paid in 1992-93.
Source: The Hockey News
1993-94 $2,533,000 $4,482,271 6 $148,000 6%
1994-95 $3,596,059 $6,204,536 2 $1,063,059 42%
Lockout: NHL salary prorated for 48-game season.
Source: Guide Hockey 1995-1996
1995-96 $6,000,000 $10,066,929 2 $2,403,941 67%
Source: La Presse
1996-97 $6,000,000 $9,778,203 2
Source: La Presse / Guide Hockey RDS
1997-98 $6,000,000 $9,558,879 4
Includes base salary, signing bonus and bonuses paid in 1997-98.
Source: The Hockey News
1998-99 $6,000,000 $9,412,270 6
Includes base salary, signing bonus, bonuses paid in 1998-99, and deferred income paid in 1998-99.
Source: The Hockey News
1999-00 $6,000,000 $9,208,884 12
Includes base salary, signing/reporting bonus, and deferred income paid in 1999-2000.
Source: The Hockey News
2000-01 $4,000,000 $5,939,605 41 -$2,000,000 -33%
Source: The Hockey News Ultimate Fantasy Guide 2000-01
2001-02 $5,583,530 $8,061,596 30 $1,583,530 40%
2002-03 $3,904,858 $5,550,151 73 -$1,678,672 -30%
2003-04 $3,904,585 $5,426,100 82 -$273 0%
2004-05 NHL lockout year: Season cancelled - no NHL salary paid.
Total:
US $59,819,907

In today's dollars:
US $96,160,151
NHL Rank:
90

In today's dollars:
39