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NHL Fortune: $1,237,739

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Andre Lacroix’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$1,237,739 (US$6,130,059 in today's dollars), ranking #3087 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: June 5, 1945

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
1963-64 $0 $0
Contract in Canadian currency: $0. Earned CAN$50 per week, minus $30/week he had to pay for room and board, with the Montreal Junior Canadiens of the Ontario Hockey Association.
Source: Whom You Know
1964-65 $0 $0
Contract in Canadian currency: $0. Earned CAN$55 per week, minus $30/week he had to pay for room and board, with the Peterborough Petes of the Ontario Hockey Association.
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1965-66 $0 $0
Contract in Canadian currency: $0. Earned CAN$60 per week, minus $30/week he had to pay for room and board, with the Peterborough Petes of the Ontario Hockey Association.
Source: Whom You Know
1966-67 $4,640 $38,321
Contract in Canadian currency: $5,000. Plus bonuses. With the Quebec Aces of the American Hockey League.
Source: Whom You Know
1967-68 $5,099 $40,959
Contract in Canadian currency: $5,500. Plus bonuses. With the Quebec Aces of the American Hockey League.
Source: Whom You Know
1968-69 $21,000 $161,817
Plus bonuses. With the Philadelphia Flyers in the NHL.
Source: Whom You Know
1969-70 $21,000 $153,435
Plus bonuses. With the Philadelphia Flyers in the NHL.
Source: Whom You Know
1970-71 $26,000 $179,495
Plus bonuses. With the Philadelphia Flyers in the NHL.
Source: Whom You Know
1971-72 $30,000 $198,568
Plus bonuses. With the Chicago Blackhawks in the NHL.
Source: Sports Illustrated / Hartford Courant / Whom You Know
1972-73 $75,000 $480,631
Signed a 5-year contract with the Philadelphia Blazers of the World Hockey Association: $55,000 / $60,000 / $65,000 / $70,000 / $75,000 plus bonuses, 4 tickets per home games and the use of a car. After the season, the team moved to Vancouver and per a clause in his contract, he became a free agent. According to the Hartford Courant, he earned $65,000 that season.
Source: Sports Illustrated / Whom You Know
1973-74 $80,000 $482,883
As a free agend, signed a 5-year contract with the New York Golden Bldes of the World Hockey Association: $80,000 for the 1st year and $90,000 for the 5th year plus bonuses, 4 tickets per home games and the use of a car. After the season, the team moved to New Jersey and per a clause in his contract, he became a free agent.
Source: Whom You Know
1974-75 $135,000 $733,725
Signed a 5-year contract with the San Diego Mariners of the World Hockey Association: $135,000 for the 1st year and $150,000 for the 5th year plus bonuses, 4 tickets per home games and the use of a car.
Source: Whom You Know
1975-76 $140,000 $697,139
Plus bonuses, 4 tickets per home games and the use of a car.
Source: Whom You Know
1976-77 $175,000 $824,108
After the San Diego Mariners were purchased by Ray Krok, he signed a 6-year personnal guaranteed contract for $175,000 per year that Krok would honor, even if the team folded. The team folded after the season and he became a free agent.
Source: Hartford Courant / Pro Hockey Alumni Podcast / Whom You Know
1977-78 $175,000 $773,800
With the Houston Aeros of the World Hockey Association who honored his contract with Krok.
Source: Hartford Courant / Pro Hockey Alumni Podcast
1978-79 $175,000 $718,994
With the New England Whalers of the World Hockey Association who honored his contract with Krok.
Source: Hartford Courant / Pro Hockey Alumni Podcast
1979-80 $175,000 $646,184
With the Hartford Whalers of the NHL who honored his contract with Krok. As the team wanted to send him to the minors, he retired from pro hockey after the season.
Source: Hartford Courant / Pro Hockey Alumni Podcast
Career Total: US$1,237,739
(In today's dollars: US$6,130,059)

NHL Rank: 3087
(In today's dollars: 1696)

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