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NHL Fortune: $6,198,714

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Mark Howe’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $6,198,714 (US $16,740,406 in today's dollars), ranking #1547 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Country of birth: USA
Position: D
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1974
  • Round #2
  • Overall Pick: 25
  • By: Boston Bruins

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
1973-74 $150,000 $994,595
Signed a four-year contract with the Houston Aeros, of the WHA, for $600,000 (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 $600k 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: Book: The Rebel League
1974-75 $150,000 $895,559
Source: Book: The Rebel League
1975-76 $150,000 $820,513
Source: Book: The Rebel League
1976-77 $150,000 $775,962
Source: Book: The Rebel League
1981-82 $175,000 $566,652
Source: Book: Brian McFarlane's History of Hockey
1982-83 $325,000 $991,503
Signed with the Philadelphia Flyers for a salary of $225,000 and a $100,000 signing bonus.
Source: Book: Brian McFarlane's History of Hockey
1983-84 $225,000 $665,060
Estimated minimum salary based on documented salaries for 1982-83 and 1989-90.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1984-85 $225,000 $637,659
Estimated minimum salary based on documented salaries for 1982-83 and 1989-90.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1985-86 $225,000 $615,785
Estimated minimum salary based on documented salaries for 1982-83 and 1989-90.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1986-87 $225,000 $604,324
Estimated minimum salary based on documented salaries for 1982-83 and 1989-90.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1987-88 $225,000 $582,996
Estimated minimum salary based on documented salaries for 1982-83 and 1989-90.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1988-89 $225,000 $560,122
Estimated minimum salary based on documented salaries for 1982-83 and 1989-90.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1989-90 $425,000 $1,009,276 18
Source: Canadian Press
1990-91 $563,000 $1,268,538 21
One-way contract. (Made $563,000 according to the Canadian Press)
Source: The Hockey News
1991-92 $625,000 $1,351,054 46
1992-93 $1,050,000 $2,202,965 28
Amount includes salary and any signing bonus paid in 1992-93.
Source: The Hockey News / La Presse
1993-94 $800,000 $1,630,348 93
1994-95 $285,714 $567,496 277
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: .
Career Total: US $6,198,714
(In today's dollars: US $16,740,406)

NHL Rank: 1547
(In today's dollars: 1045)

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