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Hockey Fortune: $4,650,000

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Denis Potvin’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $4,650,000 (US $16,817,642 in today's dollars), ranking #1893 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: October 29, 1953
Country of birth: Canada
Position: D
NHL Draft:
Salary History - Denis Potvin
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Earnings
(US$)
In today's
US$
Rank
1973-74 $300,000 $2,046,622
As a rookie, signed a three-year contract with the New York Islanders for $100,000 per season plus a signing bonus of $200,000. The Chigago Cougars, of the World Hockey Association, were rumored to have offered a two-year contract for $300,000 overall. (According to different editions of La Presse, it was for $175,000 per season or $500,000 for four years; according to another edition of The Sporting News, it was for $200,000 per season plus $50,000 upfront; according to another edition of The Sporting News, it was for $500,000 for an unknow number of years with $250,000 paid upfront and the rest later.))
Source(s): La Presse / Hockey Pictorial Magazine The Sporting News
1974-75 $100,000 $614,277
Source(s): La Presse / Hockey Pictorial Magazine
1975-76 $100,000 $562,802
Source(s): La Presse / Hockey Pictorial Magazine
1976-77 $100,000 $532,244
Estimate minimum salary based on documented salaries for 1975-76 and 1977-78.
Source(s): HockeyZonePlus
1977-78 $250,000 $1,249,381
Bases salary, not including bonuses, deferred payments and other extras. (Earned $150,000 according to the Globe and Mail.)
Source(s): The Gazette
1978-79 $200,000 $928,714
Source(s): La Presse
1979-80 $200,000 $834,665
Estimated minimum salary based on documented salaries for 1978-79 and 1981-82.
Source(s): HockeyZonePlus
1980-81 $200,000 $735,105
Estimated minimum salary based on documented salaries for 1978-79 and 1981-82.
Source(s): HockeyZonePlus
1981-82 $250,000 $832,875
Source(s): The Sporting News
1982-83 $450,000 $1,412,487
On September 21, 1982, as a free agent, signed a one-year plus one-year option contract with the New York Islanders for $450,000 per season. (Earned $400,000 according to another edition of La Presse.)
Source(s): La Presse / The Sporting News
1983-84 $450,000 $1,368,524
(Earned $400,000 according to another edition of The Sporting News.)
Source(s): La Presse / The Sporting News
1984-85 $425,000 $1,239,242
Source(s): The Globe and Mail / The Sporting News
1985-86 $500,000 $1,407,920
Source(s): La Presse
1986-87 $550,000 $1,519,889
Source(s): Sport magazine
1987-88 $575,000 $1,532,895
Earned between $550,000 and $600,000. (Earned $645,000 according to La Presse.) Retired from pro hockey afte the season.
Source(s): The Hockey News
Career Total: US $4,650,000
(In today's dollars: US $16,817,642)

NHL Rank: 1893
(In today's dollars: 1130)