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NHL Fortune: $50,927,143

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Mark Recchi’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$50,927,143 (US$76,307,496 in today's dollars), ranking #154 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

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All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
1989-90 $105,000 $219,080 474
Source: Canadian Press
1990-91 $105,000 $207,862 528
Two-way contract: $105,000 in the NHL and $27,000 in the minor leagues. He played in the NHL only, earning a full NHL salary.
Source: The Hockey News / Canadian Press
1991-92 $800,000 $1,519,407 21 $695,000 662%
1992-93 $900,000 $1,659,022 43 $100,000 13%
Amount includes salary and any signing bonus paid in 1992-93.
Source: The Hockey News / La Presse
1993-94 $1,550,000 $2,775,322 24 $650,000 72%
1994-95 $1,057,143 $1,844,829 36 -$492,857 -32%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $1,850,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: Guide Hockey 1995-1996
1995-96 $2,150,000 $3,649,554 46 $1,092,857 103%
Source: La Presse
1996-97 $2,450,000 $4,040,274 44 $300,000 14%
Source: La Presse / Guide Hockey RDS
1997-98 $2,750,000 $4,431,317 41 $300,000 12%
Includes base salary, signing bonus and bonuses paid in 1997-98.
Source: The Hockey News
1998-99 $4,500,000 $7,140,482 20 $1,750,000 64%
Includes base salary, signing bonus, bonuses paid in 1998-99, and deferred income paid in 1998-99.
Source: The Hockey News
1999-00 $5,000,000 $7,763,837 22 $500,000 11%
Includes base salary, signing/reporting bonus, and deferred income paid in 1999-2000.
Source: The Hockey News / Canadian Press / The Sports Forecaster
2000-01 $5,000,000 $7,510,453 28
Source: The Hockey News Ultimate Fantasy Guide 2000-01 / Canadian Press
2001-02 $5,000,000 $7,303,891 40
Source: Canadian Press
2002-03 $5,000,000 $7,189,793 43
Source: Canadian Press
2003-04 $5,000,000 $7,030,333 48
Source: Canadian Press
2004-05 NHL lockout year: Season cancelled - no NHL salary paid.
2005-06 $2,280,000 $3,019,841 117
2006-07 $2,280,000 $2,925,467 165
Source: NHLPA
2007-08 $1,750,000 $2,183,153 249 -$530,000 -23%
Source: NHLPA
2008-09 $1,250,000 $1,501,742 358 -$500,000 -29%
Source: NHLPA
2009-10 $1,000,000 $1,205,649 395 -$250,000 -20%
Source: NHLPA
2010-11 $1,000,000 $1,186,187 395
Source: NHLPA
Total:
US$50,927,143

In today's dollars:
US$76,307,496
NHL Rank:
154

In today's dollars:
94

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