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Hockey Fortune: $2,925,000

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Gilles Meloche’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $2,925,000 (US $9,410,549 in today's dollars), ranking #2362 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: July 12, 1950
Country of birth: Canada
Position: G
NHL Draft:
Salary History - Gilles Meloche
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Earnings
(US$)
In today's
US$
Rank
1973-74 $75,000 $514,696
Prior to the season, signed a three-year contract with the California Golden Seals for $225,000 overall.
Source(s): The Sporting News
1974-75 $75,000 $463,446
Source(s): The Sporting News
1975-76 $75,000 $424,610
Source(s): The Sporting News
1976-77 $125,000 $669,258
On June 10, 1976, signed a six-year contract with the Oakland Golden Seals (which moved to Cleveland) for $750,000.
Source(s): Book: The NHL's Mistake by the Lake / San Antonio Express
1977-78 $125,000 $628,403
(Earned $135,000 according to the Gazette.)
Source(s): Book: The NHL's Mistake by the Lake / Globe and Mail
1978-79 $125,000 $583,895
Source(s): Book: The NHL's Mistake by the Lake
1979-80 $125,000 $524,766
Source(s): Book: The NHL's Mistake by the Lake
1980-81 $125,000 $462,171
Source(s): Book: The NHL's Mistake by the Lake
1981-82 $125,000 $418,912
Source(s): Book: The NHL's Mistake by the Lake
1982-83 $50,000 $157,876
In 1985, The Sporting News announced that it had been revealed that for years, Meloche had been earning $50,000 per year with the Minnesote North Stars, and that was to continue, by deferred payment, until 2006.
Source(s): The Sporting News
1983-84 $50,000 $152,962
1984-85 $50,000 $146,660
1985-86 $300,000 $849,772
In mid-September 1985, signed a multi-year contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins for $250,000 per season according to La Presse. Also earned $50,000 per his deferred payment agreement with the Minnesota North Stars.
Source(s): UPI / The Sporting News / La Presse
1986-87 $300,000 $833,957
Earned $250,000 in salary plus $50,000 per his deferred payment agreement with the Minnesota North Stars.
Source(s): The Sporting News / La Presse
1987-88 $300,000 $804,524
Earned $250,000 as salary plus $50,000 per his deferred payment agreement with the Minnesota North Stars. Retired as a pro-hockey player after the season.
Source(s): The Sporting News / La Presse
1988-89 $50,000 $128,826
Earned $50,000 per his deferred payment agreement with the Minnesota North Stars.
Source(s): The Sporting News
1989-90 $50,000 $122,893 546
Earned $50,000 per his deferred payment agreement with the Minnesota North Stars.
Source(s): The Sporting News
1990-91 $50,000 $116,600 649
Earned $50,000 per his deferred payment agreement with the Minnesota North Stars.
Source(s): The Sporting News
1991-92 $50,000 $111,866 604
Earned $50,000 per his deferred payment agreement with the Minnesota North Stars.
Source(s): The Sporting News
1992-93 $50,000 $108,573 1085
Earned $50,000 per his deferred payment agreement with the Minnesota North Stars.
Source(s): The Sporting News
1993-94 $50,000 $105,462 654
Earned $50,000 per his deferred payment agreement with the Minnesota North Stars.
Source(s): The Sporting News
1994-95 $50,000 $102,786 693
Earned $50,000 per his deferred payment agreement with the Minnesota North Stars.
Source(s): The Sporting News
1995-96 $50,000 $99,980 751
Earned $50,000 per his deferred payment agreement with the Minnesota North Stars.
Source(s): The Sporting News
1996-97 $50,000 $97,131 1115
Earned $50,000 per his deferred payment agreement with the Minnesota North Stars.
Source(s): The Sporting News
1997-98 $50,000 $94,910 716
Earned $50,000 per his deferred payment agreement with the Minnesota North Stars.
Source(s): The Sporting News
1998-99 $50,000 $93,461 794
Earned $50,000 per his deferred payment agreement with the Minnesota North Stars.
Source(s): The Sporting News
1999-00 $50,000 $91,458 778
Earned $50,000 per his deferred payment agreement with the Minnesota North Stars.
Source(s): The Sporting News
2000-01 $50,000 $88,473 774
Earned $50,000 per his deferred payment agreement with the Minnesota North Stars.
Source(s): The Sporting News
2001-02 $50,000 $86,039 763
Earned $50,000 per his deferred payment agreement with the Minnesota North Stars.
Source(s): The Sporting News
2002-03 $50,000 $84,695 748
Earned $50,000 per his deferred payment agreement with the Minnesota North Stars.
Source(s): The Sporting News
2003-04 $50,000 $82,817 733
Earned $50,000 per his deferred payment agreement with the Minnesota North Stars.
Source(s): The Sporting News
2004-05 NHL lockout year: Season cancelled - no NHL salary paid.
2004-05 $50,000 $80,660 14
Earned $50,000 per his deferred payment agreement with the Minnesota North Stars.
Source(s): The Sporting News
2005-06 $50,000 $78,012 749
Earned $50,000 per his deferred payment agreement with the Minnesota North Stars.
Source(s): The Sporting News
Career Total: US $2,925,000
(In today's dollars: US $9,410,549)

NHL Rank: 2362
(In today's dollars: 1596)