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Hockey Fortune: $27,759,887

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Pat LaFontaine’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $27,759,887 (US $55,887,828 in today's dollars), ranking #574 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: February 22, 1965
Country of birth: USA
Position: C
NHL Draft:
Salary History - Pat LaFontaine
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Earnings
(US$)
In today's
US$
Rank
1982-83 $2,433 $7,682
Amount in Canadian currency: $3,000.
Earned C $125 per week with the Canadiens Junior de Verdun, in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. ($3,000 assuming a six-month season.)
Source(s): La Presse
1988-89 $425,000 $1,095,024
Source(s): La Presse
1989-90 $400,000 $983,141 27
Source(s): Canadian Press
1990-91 $400,000 $932,803 41
Two-way contract: $400,000 in the NHL and $100,000 in the minor leagues. He played in the NHL only, earning a full NHL salary.
Source(s): The Hockey News / Canadian Press
1991-92 $2,400,000 $5,369,557 2
Prior to the season, signed a four-year contract with the Buffalo Sabres for $7.2M: $1M signing bonus, and salaries escalating from $1.4 million to $1.8 million over the duration of the contract. Earned his $1.4M salary and $1M signing bonus.
Source(s): Buffalo News / Hockey Draft Central
1992-93 $1,775,000 $3,854,351 7
Amount includes salary and any signing bonus paid in 1992-93.
Source(s): The Hockey News / La Presse
1993-94 $1,821,000 $3,840,916 15
Includes base salary and any signing bonus and deferred payments allocated to the 1993-94 season.
Source(s): The Hockey News
1994-95 $2,036,454 $4,186,396 8
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $3,563,795 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Prior to the season, signed a five-year contract extension with the Buffalo Sabres for $22.5M.
Source(s): Guide Hockey 1995-1996 / Los Angeles Times
1995-96 $4,300,000 $8,598,307 6
Source(s): La Presse
1996-97 $4,600,000 $8,936,054 5
One-way contract.
Source(s): La Presse / The Gazette / Guide Hockey RDS / The Buffalo News
1997-98 $4,800,000 $9,111,388 10
Prior to the season, signed a two-year contract with the New York Rangers for $9.6M. Includes base salary, signing bonus and bonuses paid in 1997-98.
Source(s): The Gazette / The Hockey News / Hockey Draft Central
1998-99 $4,800,000 $8,972,210 16
Did not play due to a concussion sustained near the end of the 1997-98 season but was paid with a guaranteed contract. Announced his retirement in October 1999.
Source(s): HockeyZonePlus / The Gazette / Hockey Draft Central
Career Total: US $27,759,887
(In today's dollars: US $55,887,828)

NHL Rank: 574
(In today's dollars: 313)