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Hockey Fortune: $22,359,300

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Claude Lemieux’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $22,359,300 (US $41,308,953 in today's dollars), ranking #711 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: July 16, 1965
Country of birth: Canada
Position: RW
NHL Draft:
Salary History - Claude Lemieux
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Earnings
(US$)
In today's
US$
Rank
1983-84 $12,165 $36,996
Amount in Canadian currency: $15,000.
Prior to the 1983-84 season, as a 26th pick overall, signed a five-year, two-way contract with the Montreal Canadiens for an undisclosed salary. Earned approximately C $15,000, playing 8 NHL and 51 junior games.
Source(s): La Presse
1984-85 $11,580 $33,766
Amount in Canadian currency: $15,000.
Earned approximately C $15,000 playing 1 NHL and 52 junior games.
Source(s): La Presse
1985-86 $18,300 $51,530
Amount in Canadian currency: $25,000.
Earned approximately C $25,000 playing 10 NHL and 58 AHL games.
Source(s): La Presse
1989-90 $253,500 $619,385 98
Amount in Canadian currency: $300,000.
Source(s): Canadian Press
1990-91 $315,000 $730,243 79
One-way contract.
Source(s): The Hockey News / Canadian Press
1991-92 $650,000 $1,445,664 43
1992-93 $768,000 $1,657,834 69
Amount includes salary and any signing bonus paid in 1992-93.
Source(s): The Hockey News / La Presse
1993-94 $859,635 $1,802,460 85
1994-95 $471,429 $963,404 141
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $825,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source(s): Guide Hockey 1995-1996
1995-96 $1,276,289 $2,536,999 105
Source(s): La Presse
1996-97 $1,395,362 $2,694,646 125
(Earned $1.15M according to The Gazette.)
Source(s): La Presse / Guide Hockey RDS
1997-98 $2,002,037 $3,777,828 87
Includes base salary, signing bonus and bonuses paid in 1997-98. (Earned $1.35M according to The Gazette.)
Source(s): The Hockey News
1998-99 $2,359,180 $4,383,753 90
Includes base salary, signing bonus, bonuses paid in 1998-99, and deferred income paid in 1998-99. (Earned $2.1M according to The Gazette.)
Source(s): The Hockey News
1999-00 $2,466,823 $4,485,537 95
Includes base salary, signing/reporting bonus, and deferred income paid in 1999-2000.
Source(s): The Hockey News / The Sports Forecaster
2000-01 $2,000,000 $3,518,002 137
Source(s): ESPN / CBC
2001-02 $3,000,000 $5,131,869 86
Source(s): ESPN / CBC
2002-03 $4,000,000 $6,735,602 61
Does not include signing bonuses, performance bonuses and deferred payments. After the season, retired from the NHL and played 7 games in Switzerland in 2003-04.
Source(s): ESPN / CBC / La Presse
2008-09 $500,000 $703,437 695
Came out of retirement to briefly play in China before signing an AHL contract with the Worcester Sharks in November 2008. In late December 2008, he signed a two-way contract with the San Jose Sharks. Ended up playing 18 NHL and 23 AHL games before retiring from good as a pro-hockey player.
Source(s): NHLPA
Career Total: US $22,359,300
(In today's dollars: US $41,308,953)

NHL Rank: 711
(In today's dollars: 505)

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