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NHL Fortune: $6,104,888

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Jacques Lemaire’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $6,104,888 (US $13,789,354 in today's dollars), ranking #1559 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: September 7, 1945
Country of birth: Canada

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
1968-69 $8,816 $74,624
Contract in Canadian currency: $9,500. Earned $9,500 in playoff bonus.
Source: The Sporting News
1970-71 $33,051 $250,650
Contract in Canadian currency: $34,500. Signed a one-year, one-way contract with the Montreal Canadiens for CAN$32,000 plus bonuses: $ 2,000 if the team finished 1st in the standings; $ 1,000 if the team finished second; $ 1,000 if the team was lowest in goal against in the league; $ 1,000 if he finished with +25 or better during the regular season; $50 per +/- over +25 during the regular season; $ 1,000 if he got 30 goals or 60 points during the regular season and playoffs; $ 100 per points over 60 during the regular season and playoffs; $ 2,000 if he was named on the NHL First All Star Team; and $ 1,000 for the Second All Star Team. He only earned the $ 1,500 bonus for his 75 points during the season/playoffs and $ 1,000 for getting over 60 points.
Source: Copy of contract
1972-73 $19,171 $134,958
Contract in Canadian currency: $19,000. Like all players on the roster, got a CAN$19,000 (CAN$115,000 in today's dollars) bonus for winning the Stanley Cup with the Montreal Canadiens.
Source: Book: Robinson for Defense
1973-74 $150,000 $994,595
Contract in Canadian currency: $150,000. Prior to the season, signed a three-year contract with the Montreal Canadiens for $150,000 per season in base salary plus $10,000 if he finished among the top 10 NHL points scorers. He did not earn the bonus.
Source: The Sporting News
1974-75 $153,300 $915,261
Contract in Canadian currency: $150,000. $150,000 in base salary plus $10,000 if he finished among the top 10 NHL points scorers. He did not earn the bonus. (Earned $100,000 according to another edition of The Sporting News.)
Source: The Sporting News
1975-76 $147,450 $806,564
Contract in Canadian currency: $150,000. $150,000 in base salary plus $10,000 if he finished among the top 10 NHL points scorers. He did not earn the bonus.
Source: The Sporting News
1976-77 $152,100 $786,826
Contract in Canadian currency: $150,000. Estimated salary based on his documented salary for 1975-76 and 1977-78.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1977-78 $141,000 $684,877
Contract in Canadian currency: $150,000. Bases salary, not including bonuses, deferred payments and other extras. (Earned $135,000 according to the Globe and Mail.)
Source: The Gazette
1996-97 $750,000 $1,407,714 267
As coach of the New Jersey Devils.
Source: The Hockey News
1997-98 $850,000 $1,558,933 261
As coach of the New Jersey Devils.
Source: The Hockey News
2000-01 $1,200,000 $2,051,568 241
As coach of the Minnesota Wild.
Source: The Hockey News
2001-02 $1,200,000 $1,995,143 286
As coach of the Minnesota Wild. (Earned $2.5M according to La Presse)
Source: The Hockey News
2002-03 $1,300,000 $2,127,641 298
As coach of the Minnesota Wild. (Earned $2.5M according to La Presse)
Source: The Hockey News
Career Total: US $6,104,888
(In today's dollars: US $13,789,354)

NHL Rank: 1559
(In today's dollars: 1209)

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