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Hockey Fortune: $2,806,059

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John Tonelli’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $2,806,059 (US $8,134,059 in today's dollars), ranking #2405 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Country of birth: Canada
Position: LW
NHL Draft:
Salary History - John Tonelli
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Earnings
(US$)
In today's
US$
Rank
1973-74 $600 $4,118
Amount in Canadian currency: $600.
Prior to the season, signed a three-year contract with the Toronto Marlboros, of the Ontario Hockey Association, for CAN $25 per week. (Earned approximately $600 assuming a six-month season.)
Source(s): The Hockey Research Journal
1974-75 $613 $3,789
Amount in Canadian currency: $600.
Earned CAN $25 per week with the Toronto Marlboros of the Ontario Hockey Association. (Earned approximately $600 assuming a six-month season.)
Source(s): The Hockey Research Journal
1975-76 $106,667 $603,891
Prior to the season, was able to repudiate his contract with the Toronto Marlboros as he reached aged 18 and signed a three-year contract with the Houston Aeros of the World Hockey Association for $320,000 overall. This was his first year as a pro-hockey player.
Source(s): The Hockey Research Journal
1976-77 $106,667 $571,102
With the Houston Aeros in the World Hockey Association.
Source(s): The Hockey Research Journal
1977-78 $106,667 $536,239
With the Houston Aeros in the World Hockey Association.
Source(s): The Hockey Research Journal
1984-85 $250,000 $733,298
Source(s): The Sporting News
1985-86 $250,000 $708,144
At the beginning of the option year of his contract, at $250,000, did not report to the New York Islanders' training camp and demanded to renegotiate the contract. Still reported to the team, without a new contract, in time for the first game of the season. GM Bill Torrey waited until January 1986 to negotiate a new three-year contract at $435,000 per season and then traded him to Calgary 2 months later. (Earned $225,000 according to The Sporting News.)
Source(s): Superstar Hockey Yearbook 1986-87
1986-87 $313,200 $870,651
Amount in Canadian currency: $435,000.
Source(s): Superstar Hockey Yearbook 1986-87
1987-88 $327,990 $879,586
Amount in Canadian currency: $435,000.
Source(s): Superstar Hockey Yearbook 1986-87
1988-89 $353,655 $911,201
Amount in Canadian currency: $435,000.
Source(s): Superstar Hockey Yearbook 1986-87
1989-90 $290,000 $712,777 70
Source(s): Canadian Press
1990-91 $350,000 $816,202 53
One-way contract.
Source(s): The Hockey News / Canadian Press
1991-92 $350,000 $783,060 121
Career Total: US $2,806,059
(In today's dollars: US $8,134,059)

NHL Rank: 2405
(In today's dollars: 1729)