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NHL Fortune: $21,928,656

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Pat Lafontaine’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$21,928,656 (US$37,700,760 in today's dollars), ranking #594 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 $400,000 $834,589 23
Source: Canadian Press
1990-91 $400,000 $791,857 38
Two-way contract: $400,000 in the NHL and $100,000 in the minor leagues. He played in the NHL only, earning a full NHL salary.
Source: The Hockey News / Canadian Press
1991-92 $1,400,000 $2,658,962 4 $1,000,000 250%
1992-93 $1,775,000 $3,271,961 6 $375,000 27%
Amount includes salary and any signing bonus paid in 1992-93.
Source: The Hockey News
1993-94 $2,217,202 $3,969,967 10 $442,202 25%
1994-95 $2,036,454 $3,553,834 7 ($180,748) -8%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $3,563,795 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: Guide Hockey 1995-1996
1995-96 $4,300,000 $7,299,107 6 $2,263,546 111%
Source: La Presse
1996-97 $4,600,000 $7,585,821 5 $300,000 7%
Source: La Presse / Guide Hockey RDS
1997-98 $4,800,000 $7,734,662 8 $200,000 4%
Includes base salary, signing bonus and bonuses paid in 1997-98.
Source: The Hockey News
Total:
US$21,928,656

In today's dollars:
US$37,700,760
NHL Rank:
594

In today's dollars:
358

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