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NHL Fortune: $222,572

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Larry Pleau’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $222,572 (US $1,499,672 in today's dollars), ranking #4960 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: June 29, 1947
Country of birth: USA
Position: C

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
1969-70 $10,318 $82,817
Contract in Canadian currency: $11,107. On September 26, 1969, signed a two-year, two-way contract with the Montreal Canadiens: 1969-70 - Signing bonus of $C 2,500 plus $C 10,000 in the NHL and $C 7 ,000 in the minors; 1970-71 - $C 13,000 in the NHL and $C 8,000 in the minors. Bonuses for each season included: $500 if the team finished 1st in the NHL; $300 if the team finished second in the NHL; $500 if he scored 15 or more goals in the NHL; $250 if the team finished first in the minors; $250 if he got more than 15 points in the minors; $250 if management considered that he had a good season in the minors. Played 20 NHL (his first season playing in the league) and 50 AHL games, earning his signing bonus and a pro-rated salary of $C 7,857. Also earned $750 in bonuses in the minors as the team finished 1st, he got over 15 points and had a good season.
Source: Copy of contract
1970-71 $12,454 $94,448
Contract in Canadian currency: $13,000. Played the whole season in the NHL but did not earn any bonus.
Source: Copy of contract
1971-72 $19,800 $143,964
Contract in Canadian currency: $20,000. (Earned $15,000 according to the book Slim and None.)
Source: Book: The Whalers
1972-73 $60,000 $422,382
Prior to the season, signed a three-year contract with the New England Whalers of the World Hockey Association for $180,000 overall and "many fringe benefits in the promotional area". (According to the book Slim and None, it was a three-year contract at $30,000 per year.)
Source: Book: The Whalers / The Sporting News
1973-74 $60,000 $397,838
(Earned $30,000 according to the book Slim and None.)
Source: Book: The Whalers / The Sporting News
1974-75 $60,000 $358,223
(Earned $30,000 according to the book Slim and None; Earned $45,000 according to La Presse.)
Source: Book: The Whalers / The Sporting News
Career Total: US $222,572
(In today's dollars: US $1,499,672)

NHL Rank: 4960
(In today's dollars: 3595)

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