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NHL Fortune: $6,875,000

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Marcel Dionne’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $6,875,000 (US $23,837,120 in today's dollars), ranking #1465 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: August 3, 1951
Country of birth: Canada
Position: C
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1971
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 2
  • By: Detroit Red Wings

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
1971-72 $50,000 $363,547
As a rookie, signed a one-year contract with the Detroit Red Wings for $50,000. His first season in the NHL
Source: Marce Dionne on the podcast La poche bleue
1972-73 $50,000 $351,985
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: Marce Dionne on the podcast La poche bleue / The Sporting News
1973-74 $75,000 $497,297
(Had a "$130,000 contract" according to The Sporting News.)
Source: Marce Dionne on the podcast La poche bleue
1974-75 $100,000 $597,039
(Earned $80,000 according to the book: Sports in the Western World)
Source: Marce Dionne on the podcast La poche bleue
1975-76 $300,000 $1,641,026
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 / Earned $350,000 according to the book Sports in the Western World)
Source: 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?
1976-77 $300,000 $1,551,924
Source: Los Angeles Times / The Hockey News 1977 Yearbook
1977-78 $300,000 $1,457,185
(Earned $320,000 according to The Globe and Mail and The Hockey News 1979 Yearbook and $240,000 according to the Gazette.)
Source: Los Angeles Times / The Hockey News 1977 Yearbook
1978-79 $300,000 $1,353,978
Source: Los Angeles Times; The Hockey News 1977 Yearbook
1979-80 $300,000 $1,216,864
Source: Los Angeles Times; The Hockey News 1977 Yearbook
1980-81 $500,000 $1,786,191
Signed a six-year contract with the Los Angeles Kings for $3.6M. (It seems pretty clear, from multiple sources, that he signed that contract. The distribution of the $3.6M over the six years is less clear, with contradctory information from various sources over time.)
Source: Book: Les Stastny / 1982 Complete Handbook of Pro Hockey / Book: Brian McFarlane's History of Hockey
1981-82 $500,000 $1,619,006
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: The Sporting News
1982-83 $600,000 $1,830,466
Estimated salary based on contract signed in 1980-81 and documented salaries for 1983-84 to 1985-86.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1983-84 $600,000 $1,773,494
Source: Marcel Dionne on Cam & Strick Podcast
1984-85 $600,000 $1,700,424
(Earned $475,000 according to the Globe and Mail)
Source: Marcel Dionne on Cam & Strick Podcast
1985-86 $700,000 $1,915,776
(Earned $475,000 according to the book Brian McFarlane's History of Hockey)
Source: Marcel Dionne on Cam & Strick Podcast
1986-87 $800,000 $2,148,709
(Earned $700,000 according to Sport Magazine)
Source: Marcel Dionne on Cam & Strick Podcast
1987-88 $400,000 $1,036,437
Agreed-upon salary with the New York Rangers.
Source: Marcel Dionne on Cam & Strick Podcast
1988-89 $400,000 $995,772
Retired as a pro-hockey player after the season.
Source: Marcel Dionne on Cam & Strick Podcast
Career Total: US $6,875,000
(In today's dollars: US $23,837,120)

NHL Rank: 1465
(In today's dollars: 811)