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NHL Fortune: $1,257,739

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Andre Lacroix’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US $1,257,739 (US $6,311,936 in today's dollars), ranking #3099 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.
Source: Whom You Know
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 $38,650
Contract in Canadian currency: $5,000. Plus bonuses. With the Quebec Aces of the American Hockey League.
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1967-68 $5,099 $41,311
Contract in Canadian currency: $5,500. Plus bonuses. With the Quebec Aces of the American Hockey League.
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1968-69 $21,000 $163,206
Plus bonuses. With the Philadelphia Flyers in the NHL.
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1969-70 $21,000 $154,752
Plus bonuses. With the Philadelphia Flyers in the NHL.
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1970-71 $26,000 $181,036
Plus bonuses. With the Philadelphia Flyers in the NHL.
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1971-72 $30,000 $200,272
Plus bonuses. With the Chicago Blackhawks in the NHL.
Source: Sports Illustrated / Hartford Courant / Whom You Know / Book: Golden Oldies / The Sporting News
1972-73 $95,000 $614,024
Signed a five-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, the use of a car, and a clause stating that he'd become a free agent if the team moved. In addition to his salary, he earned performance bonuses of $40,000. After the season, the team moved to Vancouver and he became a free agent. (According to The Sporting News, it was a five-year contract worth between $300,000 and $500,000. According to the Hartford Courant, he earned $65,000 that season.)
Source: Book: Golden Oldies / Sports Illustrated / Whom You Know
1973-74 $80,000 $487,027
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 $740,022
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. (Earned $150,000 according to The Sporting News.)
Source: Whom You Know
1975-76 $140,000 $703,122
Plus bonuses, 4 tickets per home games and the use of a car.
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1976-77 $175,000 $831,181
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 / Book: Golden Oldies
1977-78 $175,000 $780,441
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 $725,165
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 $651,729
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. He still had two guaranteed season left on his contract, at $175,000 each, and came up with an agreement with the Whalers for an amount to be paid, with interest, over multiple years.
Source: Hartford Courant / Pro Hockey Alumni Podcast / Book: Golden Oldies
Career Total: US $1,257,739
(In today's dollars: US $6,311,936)

NHL Rank: 3099
(In today's dollars: 1708)

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