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Hockey Fortune: $1,181,914

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Michel Bergeron’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $1,181,914 (US $3,597,810 in today's dollars), ranking #3420 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: June 12, 1946
Country of birth: Canada
Salary History - Michel Bergeron
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Earnings
(US$)
In today's
US$
Rank
1975-76 $15,728 $89,044
Amount in Canadian currency: $16,000.
Signed a two-year contract to join and coach the Draveurs de Trois-Rivieres, of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League: CAN$16,000 for the first season and CAN$18,000 for the second season plus the cost of moving from Montreal to Trois-Rivieres.
Source(s): Book: Michel Bergeron a coeur ouvert / La Presse
1976-77 $18,252 $97,722
Amount in Canadian currency: $18,000.
As coach of the Draveurs de Trois-Rivieres.
Source(s): Book: Michel Bergeron a coeur ouvert
1977-78 $37,600 $189,024
Amount in Canadian currency: $40,000.
As coach of the Draveurs de Trois-Rivieres in the QMJHL. (Earned $50,000 according to another edition of La Presse.)
Source(s): La Presse
1978-79 $35,080 $163,864
Amount in Canadian currency: $40,000.
As coach of the Draveurs de Trois-Rivieres. Estimated minimum salary based on documented 1977-78 salary.
Source(s): HockeyZonePlus
1979-80 $46,970 $197,186
Amount in Canadian currency: $55,000.
As coach of the Draveurs de Trois-Rivieres. Including bonuses.
Source(s): La Presse
1980-81 $57,000 $210,751
Amount in Canadian currency: $66,667.
As coach of the Quebec Nordiques. Signed a three-year contract, without a specific role in the organization, forCAN $200,000 overall. Ended up being assistant coach and became head coach six games into the season.
Source(s): La Presse
1981-82 $55,600 $186,333
Amount in Canadian currency: $66,667.
As coach of the Quebec Nordiques.
Source(s): La Presse
1982-83 $54,067 $170,717
Amount in Canadian currency: $66,667.
As coach of the Quebec Nordiques.
Source(s): La Presse
1983-84 $54,067 $165,404
Amount in Canadian currency: $66,667.
As coach of the Quebec Nordiques. Estimated minimum salary based on previous seasons.
Source(s): HockeyZonePlus
1984-85 $69,480 $203,798
Amount in Canadian currency: $90,000.
As coach of the Quebec Nordiques. During the 1983-84, as a vote of confidence during a rough patch, signed a three-year contract with the Quebec Nordiques for CAN$90,000/season starting in 1984-85.
Source(s): Book: Michel Bergeron a coeur ouvert
1985-86 $65,880 $186,610
Amount in Canadian currency: $90,000.
As coach of the Quebec Nordiques.
Source(s): Book: Michel Bergeron a coeur ouvert
1986-87 $64,800 $180,135
Amount in Canadian currency: $90,000.
As coach of the Quebec Nordiques.
Source(s): Book: Michel Bergeron a coeur ouvert
1987-88 $220,000 $589,984
As coach of the New York Rangers. Signed a three-year contract with the New York Rangers for $220,000 per season, becoming the best paid coach of the NHL along with Jacques Demers and Mike Keenan. Also earned $25,000 to participate in the Coach's Corner segment on American TV and had a $10,000 clothing allocation. (Earned US $250,000 according to La Presse. According to the book Brian McFarlane's History of Hockey, it was a five-year contract worth $1M)
Source(s): Book: Michel Bergeron a coeur ouvert
1988-89 $220,000 $566,836
As coach of the New York Rangers. Also earned $25,000 to participate in the Coach's Corner segment on American TV and had a $10,000 clothing allocation. Was fired at the end of the season
Source(s): Book: Michel Bergeron a coeur ouvert
1989-90 $126,750 $311,533 410
Amount in Canadian currency: $150,000.
On April 14, 1989, he signed three-year contract as coach of the Quebec Nordiques, in the NHL, for CAN $150,000 (with additional incentives that could reach CAN $50,000) per year. The New York Rangers, who would have been obligated to pay his salary of about $225,000 for the final year of his contract, were released from that requirement. After the season, the Quebec Nordiques hired a new General Manager who wanted a different coach. There were 5 years left to his contract and he was offered other jobs with the organization. He elected to go work in the media in Montreal and to get out of his contract, he settled for CAN$50,000 over 5 years with the team.
Source(s): Kevin Johnston / New York Times / La Presse
1990-91 $8,570 $19,985 862
Amount in Canadian currency: $10,000.
Earned his $10,000 settlement with the Quebec Nordiques from the 1989-90 season. According to La Presse, he signed a 3-year deal with TV station TVA and radio station CKAC for over CAN$250,000 per year. He has worked in the media, in various capacities, ever since.
Source(s): Book: Michel Bergeron a coeur ouvert
1991-92 $8,730 $19,532 634
Amount in Canadian currency: $10,000.
Earned his $10,000 settlement with the Quebec Nordiques from the 1989-90 season.
Source(s): Book: Michel Bergeron a coeur ouvert
1992-93 $8,270 $17,958 1103
Amount in Canadian currency: $10,000.
Earned his $10,000 settlement with the Quebec Nordiques from the 1989-90 season.
Source(s): Book: Michel Bergeron a coeur ouvert
1993-94 $7,750 $16,347 659
Amount in Canadian currency: $10,000.
Earned his $10,000 settlement with the Quebec Nordiques from the 1989-90 season.
Source(s): Book: Michel Bergeron a coeur ouvert
1994-95 $7,320 $15,048 695
Amount in Canadian currency: $10,000.
Earned his $10,000 settlement with the Quebec Nordiques from the 1989-90 season.
Source(s): Book: Michel Bergeron a coeur ouvert
Career Total: US $1,181,914
(In today's dollars: US $3,597,810)

NHL Rank: 3420
(In today's dollars: 2622)

Two Michel Bergeron made it in the NHL: the coach and the player! This is the coach, with Quebec and the New York Rangers. Click here for the salary history of Michel Bergeron, the player.