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NHL Fortune: $39,402,882

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Ron Francis’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $39,402,882 (US $69,369,351 in today's dollars), ranking #327 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: March 1, 1963
Country of birth: Canada
Position: C
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1981
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 4
  • By: Hartford Whalers

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
1989-90 $350,000 $831,169 33
Source: Canadian Press
1990-91 $350,000 $788,612 52
One-way contract.
Source: The Hockey News / Canadian Press
1991-92 $650,000 $1,405,096 43
1992-93 $750,000 $1,573,546 71
Amount includes salary and any signing bonus paid in 1992-93.
Source: The Hockey News / La Presse
1993-94 $850,000 $1,732,244 85
1994-95 $622,857 $1,237,142 98
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $1,090,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: Guide Hockey 1995-1996
1995-96 $1,840,000 $3,554,902 64
Source: La Presse
1996-97 $1,700,000 $3,190,819 86
Source: La Presse / Guide Hockey RDS
1997-98 $1,900,000 $3,484,675 94
Includes base salary, signing bonus and bonuses paid in 1997-98.
Source: The Hockey News
1998-99 $5,000,000 $9,030,121 13
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 $8,836,595 22
Includes base salary, signing/reporting bonus, and deferred income paid in 1999-2000.
Source: The Hockey News / The Sports Forecaster
2000-01 $5,000,000 $8,548,200 28
Includes base salary, bonuses paid in 2000-01, and deferred income paid in 2000-01.
Source: The Hockey News / The Hockey News Ultimate Fantasy Guide 2000-01
2001-02 $5,000,000 $8,313,097 40
2002-03 $5,936,287 $9,715,604 32
Does not include signing bonuses, performance bonuses and deferred payments.
Source: La Presse
2003-04 $4,453,738 $7,127,530 65
2004-05 NHL lockout year: Season cancelled - no NHL salary paid.
Career Total: US $39,402,882
(In today's dollars: US $69,369,351)

NHL Rank: 327
(In today's dollars: 182)

 

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