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NHL Fortune: $984,200

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Mark Johnson’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US $984,200 (US $2,850,077 in today's dollars), ranking #3267 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: September 22, 1957
Country of birth: USA
Position: C
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1977
  • Round #4
  • Overall Pick: 66
  • By: Pittsburgh Penguins

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
1979-80 $49,200 $183,229
Played for the US Team during the 1980 Olympics, earning $7,200 for 6 months (training, exhibition and Olympics). After the Olympics, he signed a three-year, two-way contract with the Pittsburg Penguins for $250,000 in the NHL. In 1979-80, he earned $7,200 from the US Olympic Team, and a pro-rated salary of approximately $42,000 for playing a month for Pittsburgh after the Olympics.
Source: Sports Illustrated / Book: Going for the Gold
1980-81 $250,000 $819,985
Source: Sports Illustrated
1981-82 $250,000 $743,236
Source: Sports Illustrated
1982-83 $250,000 $700,259
Source: Sports Illustrated
1989-90 $185,000 $403,368 225
Never played again in the NHL after the season, playing two more years in Europe before retiring.
Source: Canadian Press
1990-91 $0 $0 868 -$185,000 -100%
Had a NHL one-way contract for $185,000 plus bonus for games played: $5,000 at 55 games and an additional $10,000 at 65 games. He played in Europe instead for an unknown salary and did not earn the bonuses.
Source: The Hockey News
Career Total: US $984,200
(In today's dollars: US $2,850,077)

NHL Rank: 3267
(In today's dollars: 2495)

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