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Hockey Fortune: $6,508,714

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Mark Howe’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $6,508,714 (US $17,802,603 in today's dollars), ranking #1584 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Country of birth: USA
Position: D
NHL Draft:
Salary History - Mark Howe
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Earnings
(US$)
In today's
US$
Rank
1973-74 $125,000 $857,827
Signed a four-year contract with the Houston Aeros, of the WHA, for $500,000 (According to the book The Rebel League, it was a four-year contract for $600,00. According to Sports Extra Hockey Magazine, it was $800 for 3 years. According to The Sporting News, it was for $140,000 per season.) Deal also included his father Gordie at $1M for 4 years and brother Marty at $500k for 4 years. (According to the book Mr. Hockey - Gordie Howe, the overall family deal was worth nearly $2.5M over 4 years, instead of $2.2M)
Source(s): The Hockey Research Journal
1974-75 $125,000 $772,409
Source(s): The Hockey Research Journal
1975-76 $125,000 $707,683
Source(s): The Hockey Research Journal
1976-77 $125,000 $669,258
Source(s): The Hockey Research Journal
1981-82 $175,000 $586,477
Source(s): Book: Brian McFarlane's History of Hockey
1982-83 $325,000 $1,026,192
Signed with the Philadelphia Flyers for a salary of $225,000 and a $100,000 signing bonus.
Source(s): Book: Brian McFarlane's History of Hockey
1983-84 $225,000 $688,328
Estimated minimum salary based on documented salaries for 1982-83 and 1987-88.
Source(s): HockeyZonePlus
1984-85 $225,000 $659,968
Estimated minimum salary based on documented salaries for 1982-83 and 1987-88.
Source(s): HockeyZonePlus
1985-86 $225,000 $637,329
Estimated minimum salary based on documented salaries for 1982-83 and 1987-88.
Source(s): HockeyZonePlus
1986-87 $225,000 $625,468
Estimated minimum salary based on documented salaries for 1982-83 and 1987-88.
Source(s): HockeyZonePlus
1987-88 $430,000 $1,153,151
Source(s): The Sporting News
1988-89 $430,000 $1,107,906
Estimated minimum salary based on documented salaries for 1987-88 and 1989-90.
Source(s): HockeyZonePlus
1989-90 $425,000 $1,044,587 22
On December 1, 1989, signed a three-year contract with the Philadelphia Flyers for $1.925. (It was for $1.7M according to La Presse.)
Source(s): Canadian Press / The New York Times
1990-91 $563,000 $1,312,920 23
One-way contract. (Made $563,000 according to the Canadian Press)
Source(s): The Hockey News
1991-92 $625,000 $1,398,322 46
1992-93 $1,050,000 $2,280,038 28
Amount includes salary and any signing bonus paid in 1992-93.
Source(s): The Hockey News / La Presse
1993-94 $800,000 $1,687,388 94
1994-95 $285,714 $587,351 281
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $500,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Retired as a pro hockey player after the season.
Source(s): .
Career Total: US $6,508,714
(In today's dollars: US $17,802,603)

NHL Rank: 1584
(In today's dollars: 1094)

What about the earnings of his brother Marty and father Gordie?