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Hockey Fortune: $7,576,000

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Marcel Dionne’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $7,576,000 (US $26,309,881 in today's dollars), ranking #1446 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: August 3, 1951
Country of birth: Canada
Position: C
NHL Draft:
Salary History - Marcel Dionne
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Earnings
(US$)
In today's
US$
Rank
1971-72 $50,000 $374,043
As a rookie, signed a one-year contract with the Detroit Red Wings for $50,000. His first season in the NHL
Source(s): Marce Dionne on the podcast La poche bleue / La Presse
1972-73 $50,000 $362,147
Prior to the season, signed a three-year contract with the Detroit Red Wings for $50,000, $75,000 and $100,000, reportedly the biggest contract ever given to a junior prospect by an NHL team. According to The Sporting News, also included $20,000 in possible performance bonuses.
Source(s): Marce Dionne on the podcast La poche bleue / The Sporting News
1973-74 $75,000 $511,655
(Had a "$130,000 contract" according to The Sporting News.)
Source(s): Marce Dionne on the podcast La poche bleue
1974-75 $100,000 $614,277
(Earned $80,000 according to the book: Sports in the Western World)
Source(s): Marce Dionne on the podcast La poche bleue
1975-76 $300,000 $1,688,406
In June 1975, signed a five-year contract with the Los Angeles Kings for US $1.5M. Also got five-year contract offers from Detroit (at US $175,000 per year), Edmonton ( CDN $250,000 per year) and Montreal (CDN $200,000 per year) which he turned down. (It was a five-year contract for $1.25M accordimng to The Sporting News / It was a five-year contract for $1.375M according to La Presse / Earned $350,000 according to the book Sports in the Western World / Earned $250,000 according to another edition of La Presse.)
Source(s): Marce Dionne on the podcast La poche bleue / Los Angeles Times / The Hockey News 1977 Yearbook / McLean's / Book: So You Think You're a Red Wings Fan? / La Presse
1976-77 $300,000 $1,596,732
Source(s): Los Angeles Times / The Hockey News 1977 Yearbook
1977-78 $300,000 $1,499,258
(Earned $320,000 according to The Globe and Mail and The Hockey News 1979 Yearbook and $240,000 according to the Gazette.)
Source(s): Los Angeles Times / The Hockey News 1977 Yearbook
1978-79 $301,000 $1,397,714
Salary of $300,000 plus a $500 league bonus for finishing second in points in the league and $500 for having the most points in the second half of the season.
Source(s): Los Angeles Times / The Hockey News 1977 Yearbook / La Presse
1979-80 $300,000 $1,251,998
Source(s): Los Angeles Times; The Hockey News 1977 Yearbook
1980-81 $500,000 $1,837,762
In mid-August 1980, signed a six-year contract with the Los Angeles Kings for $3.6M. The distribution of the $3.6M over the six years is unclear, with contradictory information from various sources over time.
Source(s): Book: Les Stastny / La Presse / 1982 Complete Handbook of Pro Hockey / Book: Brian McFarlane's History of Hockey
1981-82 $500,000 $1,665,750
Also reportedly had a healthy bonus package bringing his earning up to $800,000. (Earned $650,000 according to another edition of The Sporting News.)
Source(s): The Sporting News
1982-83 $700,000 $2,197,202
Estimated salary based on contract signed in 1980-81 and documented salaries for other season during the six-year duration of the contract.
Source(s): HockeyZonePlus
1983-84 $600,000 $1,824,699
Source(s): Marcel Dionne on Cam & Strick Podcast
1984-85 $600,000 $1,749,519
(Earned $475,000 according to the Globe and Mail and The Sporting News.)
Source(s): Marcel Dionne on Cam & Strick Podcast / La Presse
1985-86 $700,000 $1,971,089
(Earned $475,000 according to the book Brian McFarlane's History of Hockey)
Source(s): Marcel Dionne on Cam & Strick Podcast
1986-87 $800,000 $2,210,747
(Earned $700,000 according to Sport Magazine)
Source(s): Marcel Dionne on Cam & Strick Podcast
1987-88 $400,000 $1,066,362
Agreed-upon salary with the New York Rangers. (Earned $670,000 according to La Presse and The Sporting News and $500,000 according to another edition of La Presse.)
Source(s): Marcel Dionne on Cam & Strick Podcast
1988-89 $400,000 $1,024,522
Retired as a pro-hockey player after the season. (Earned $600,000 according to The Sporting News and $550,000 or $700,000 according to different editions of La Presse.)
Source(s): Marcel Dionne on Cam & Strick Podcast
1989-90 $600,000 $1,466,000 7
Even though he retired after the previous season, the New York Rangers honored the final year of his contract at a salary of $600,000.
Source(s): The Sporting News / La Presse
Career Total: US $7,576,000
(In today's dollars: US $26,309,881)

NHL Rank: 1446
(In today's dollars: 808)