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NHL Fortune: $3,705,660

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Salary history of Guy Lafleur, who earned US $3,705,660 (US $11,499,761 in today's dollars) in his career, ranking #1526 in NHL career earnings / fortunes accumulated.

Season   Salary
($US)
In today's
$
NHL
Rank
+/-
($)
+/-
(%)
1966-67 $18,560 $143,055
For the Quebec Jr. Aces
Source: Maclean's
1967-68 $18,540 $139,050
For the Quebec Jr. Aces
Source: Maclean's
1968-69 $18,560 $133,600
For the Quebec Jr. Aces
Source: Maclean's
1969-70 $18,580 $126,820
For the Quebec Remparts
Source: Maclean's
1970-71 $19,160 $123,701
For the Quebec Remparts
Source: Maclean's
1971-72 $24,750 $153,083
Got $C 55,000 signing bonus from Montreal.
1972-73 $25,225 $151,169
Like all players on the roster, got a $C19,000 ($C115,000 in today's dollars) bonus for winning the Stanley Cup with the Montreal Canadiens.
Source: Books: Guy Lafleur - L'ombre et la lumiere; Robinson for Defense
1973-74 $85,000 $479,561
Signed a $C 1M for 10 year contract with Montreal, starting at $85,000 per season and gradually going up for a $100,000 per year average overall, renegotiable after 3 and 6 years. Shortly thereafter, Lafleur considered but did not pursue trying to get the contract canceled after it was brought to his attention that his agent had not told him about the Quebec Nordiques offering $1M over 5 years in the WHA.
Source: Maclean's; Book: Guy Lafleur: L'ombre et la lumiere; Le Soleil
1974-75 $86,870 $441,398
Source: Maclean's
1975-76 $83,555 $389,043
Source: Maclean's
1976-77 $167,310 $736,576
Renegotiated his contract for a reported $C 165,000 per season. Also received $27,500 (about $123,000 in today's dollars) from the NHL for winning the Art Ross Trophy, the Hart Trophy, and the Conn Smythe Trophy.
Source: Le Soleil
1977-78 $169,200 $699,416
Had $C 60,000 of revenues from sponsorship deals.
Source: Globe and Mail; Book: Guy Lafleur: L'ombre et la lumiere
1978-79 $285,025 $1,095,073
After threatening to strike, he renegotiated his salary to $C325,000 per season. Had $C 100,000 of revenues from sponsorship deals with Yoplait, GM and Koho.
Source: Book: Guy Lafleur: L'ombre et la lumiere
1979-80 $277,550 $957,662
Source: Guy Lafleur: L'ombre et la lumiere
1980-81 $277,875 $844,753
Source: Guy Lafleur: L'ombre et la lumiere
1981-82 $271,050 $746,953
Source: Guy Lafleur: L'ombre et la lumiere
1982-83 $263,575 $684,202
Source: Guy Lafleur: L'ombre et la lumiere
1983-84 $263,575 $662,907
Source: Guy Lafleur: L'ombre et la lumiere
1984-85 $250,900 $604,913
Source: Guy Lafleur: L'ombre et la lumiere
1988-89 $400,000 $846,999
Source: Guy Lafleur: L'ombre et la lumiere
1989-90 $338,000 $682,815 37
Got $100,000 from a sponsorship with Hairfax International, a hair transplant clinic.
Source: Canadian Press
1990-91 $342,800 $657,011 63 $4,800 1%
Source: Guy Lafleur: L'ombre et la lumiere
Total:
$3,705,660

In today's dollars:
$11,499,761
NHL Rank:
1526

In today's dollars:
981