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NHL Fortune: $3,705,660

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Net worth / salary history of Guy Lafleur, who earned US $3,705,660 (US $11,738,478 in today's dollars) in his career, ranking #1607 in NHL career earnings / fortunes accumulated.

Season   Salary
($US)
In today's
$
NHL
Rank
+/-
($)
+/-
(%)
1966-67 $18,560 $146,024
For the Quebec Jr. Aces
Source: Maclean's
1967-68 $18,540 $141,936
For the Quebec Jr. Aces
Source: Maclean's
1968-69 $18,560 $136,373
For the Quebec Jr. Aces
Source: Maclean's
1969-70 $18,580 $129,452
For the Quebec Remparts
Source: Maclean's
1970-71 $19,160 $126,268
For the Quebec Remparts
Source: Maclean's
1971-72 $24,750 $156,261
Got $C 55,000 signing bonus from Montreal.
Source: Book: Guy Lafleur - L'ombre et la lumiere
1972-73 $25,225 $154,307
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 $489,516
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 $450,561
Source: Maclean's
1975-76 $83,555 $397,119
Source: Maclean's
1976-77 $167,310 $751,866
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 $713,935
Had $C 60,000 of revenues from sponsorship deals.
Source: Globe and Mail / Book: Guy Lafleur: L'ombre et la lumiere / The Hockey News 1979 Yearbook
1978-79 $285,025 $1,117,805
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 $977,542
Source: Guy Lafleur: L'ombre et la lumiere
1980-81 $277,875 $862,289
Source: Guy Lafleur: L'ombre et la lumiere
1981-82 $271,050 $762,459
Source: Guy Lafleur: L'ombre et la lumiere
1982-83 $263,575 $698,405
Source: Guy Lafleur: L'ombre et la lumiere
1983-84 $263,575 $676,668
Made $C 500,000 according to Serve Savard, who was General Manager at the time, at 98.5FM Montreal.
Source: Guy Lafleur: L'ombre et la lumiere
1984-85 $250,900 $617,470
Source: Guy Lafleur: L'ombre et la lumiere
1988-89 $400,000 $864,582
Source: Guy Lafleur: L'ombre et la lumiere
1989-90 $338,000 $696,989 37
Got $100,000 from a sponsorship with Hairfax International, a hair transplant clinic.
Source: Canadian Press
1990-91 $342,800 $670,650 61 $4,800 1%
One-way contract.
Source: Guy Lafleur: L'ombre et la lumiere / The Hockey News / Canadian Press
Total:
$3,705,660

In today's dollars:
$11,738,478
NHL Rank:
1607

In today's dollars:
1029