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NHL Fortune: $33,536,755

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Alain Vigneault’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$33,536,755 (US$37,408,174 in today's dollars), ranking #379 in NHL / hockey career earnings. He is currently under contract for US$10,000,000 which will bring his hockey fortune to US$43,536,755.

Birthdate: May 14, 1961
Country of birth: Canada
Position: D
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1981
  • Round #8
  • Overall Pick: 167
  • By: St. Louis Blues

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
1997-98 $254,000 $427,711 679
As the coach of the Montreal Canadiens.
Source: The Hockey News
1998-99 $393,720 $652,859 641 $139,720 55%
As the coach of the Montreal Canadiens.
Source: The Hockey News, La Presse or Le Droit
1999-00 $585,000 $949,247 512 $191,280 49%
As the coach of the Montreal Canadiens.
Source: The Hockey News, La Presse or Le Droit
2000-01 $586,816 $921,117 531 $1,816 0%
As the coach of the Montreal Canadiens.
Source: The Hockey News
2001-02 $717,219 $1,094,846 487 $130,403 22%
Was fired by the Montreal Canadiens in November 2000 but had a guaranteed contract until the end of the 2001-02 season.
Source: La Presse / The Hockey News
2013-14 $2,000,000 $2,320,570 362
As coach of the New York Rangers. Estimated salary based on documented salary for 2014-2015.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
2014-15 $2,000,000 $2,283,518 353
As coach of the New York Rangers.
Source: Sportsnet
2015-16 $2,000,000 $2,280,820 360
As coach of the New York Rangers. Estimated salary based on documented salaries for 2014-15 and 2016-17.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
2016-17 $2,000,000 $2,252,406 377
As coach of the New York Rangers. In the middle of the season, he signed a 2-year extension, starting in 2017-18, for a bit over $4M per season.
Source: New York Post
2017-18 $4,000,000 $4,410,901 234 $2,000,000 100%
As coach of the New York Rangers.
Source: New York Post
2018-19 $4,000,000 $4,305,683 261
Did not coach, having been fired by the Rangers after the previous season, but had a guaranteed contract on its last year.
Source: New York Post
2019-20 $5,000,000 $5,286,318 180 $1,000,000 25%
Prior to the season, signed a five-year contract as coach of the Philadelphia Flyers, for $5M per season.
Source: La Presse
2020-21 $5,000,000 $5,222,179 127
As coach of the Philadelphia Flyers.
Source: La Presse
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the NHL played a 56-game season instead of 82. Base salaries were not pro-rated but 10% of $5,000,000 was deferred and payable in three yearly payments, starting in October 2022, without interests. Escrow for the season was increased to 20% and performance bonuses were pro-rated (amounts and targets to reach).
2021-22 $5,000,000 $5,000,000 162
On December 6, 2021, was fired as coach of the Philadelphia Flyers. Still getting paid, under his five-year guaranteed contract.
Source: La Presse
Career Total: US$33,536,755
(In today's dollars: US$37,408,174)

NHL Rank: 379
(In today's dollars: 432)
Under Contract
2022-23 $5,000,000
Was fired as coach of the Philadelphia Flyers in 2021-22 but has a guaranteed contract until the end of 2023-24.
Source: La Presse
2023-24 $5,000,000
Was fired as coach of the Philadelphia Flyers in 2021-22 but has a guaranteed contract until the end of 2023-24.
Source: La Presse
Under contract for: US$10,000,000

Projected fortune at end of contract: US$43,536,755

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