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NHL Fortune: $3,705,660

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Guy Lafleur’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$3,705,660 (US$11,738,478 in today's dollars), ranking #1700 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

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Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
1966-67 $18,560 $146,024
Contract in Canadian currency: $20,000. For the Quebec Jr. Aces
Source: Maclean's
1967-68 $18,540 $141,936
Contract in Canadian currency: $20,000. For the Quebec Jr. Aces
Source: Maclean's
1968-69 $18,560 $136,373
Contract in Canadian currency: $20,000. For the Quebec Jr. Aces
Source: Maclean's
1969-70 $18,580 $129,452
Contract in Canadian currency: $20,000. For the Quebec Remparts
Source: Maclean's
1970-71 $19,160 $126,268
Contract in Canadian currency: $20,000. For the Quebec Remparts
Source: Maclean's
1971-72 $24,750 $156,261
Contract in Canadian currency: $25,000. Got CAN$55,000 signing bonus from Montreal.
Source: Book: Guy Lafleur - L'ombre et la lumiere
1972-73 $25,225 $154,307
Contract in Canadian currency: $25,000. Like all players on the roster, got a CAN$19,000 (CAN$115,000 in today's dollars) bonus for winning the Stanley Cup with the Montreal Canadiens.
Source: Books: Guy Lafleur - L'ombre et la lumiere; Robinson for Defense
1973-74 $85,000 $489,516
Contract in Canadian currency: $85,000. Signed a CAN$1M for 10 year contract with Montreal, starting at $85,000 per season and gradually going up for a $100,000 per year average overall, renegotiable after 3 and 6 years. Shortly thereafter, Lafleur considered but did not pursue trying to get the contract canceled after it was brought to his attention that his agent had not told him about the Quebec Nordiques offering $1M over 5 years in the WHA.
Source: Maclean's; Book: Guy Lafleur: L'ombre et la lumiere; Le Soleil
1974-75 $86,870 $450,561
Contract in Canadian currency: $85,000.
Source: Maclean's
1975-76 $83,555 $397,119
Contract in Canadian currency: $85,000.
Source: Maclean's
1976-77 $167,310 $751,866
Contract in Canadian currency: $165,000. Renegotiated his contract for a reported CAN$165,000 per season. Also received $27,500 (about $123,000 in today's dollars) from the NHL for winning the Art Ross Trophy, the Hart Trophy, and the Conn Smythe Trophy.
Source: Le Soleil
1977-78 $169,200 $713,935
Contract in Canadian currency: $180,000. Had CAN$60,000 of revenues from sponsorship deals.
Source: Globe and Mail / Book: Guy Lafleur: L'ombre et la lumiere / The Hockey News 1979 Yearbook
1978-79 $285,025 $1,117,805
Contract in Canadian currency: $325,000. After threatening to strike, he renegotiated his salary to CAN$325,000 per season. Had CAN$100,000 of revenues from sponsorship deals with Yoplait, GM and Koho.
Source: Book: Guy Lafleur: L'ombre et la lumiere
1979-80 $277,550 $977,542
Contract in Canadian currency: $325,000.
Source: Guy Lafleur: L'ombre et la lumiere
1980-81 $277,875 $862,289
Contract in Canadian currency: $325,000.
Source: Guy Lafleur: L'ombre et la lumiere
1981-82 $271,050 $762,459
Contract in Canadian currency: $325,000.
Source: Guy Lafleur: L'ombre et la lumiere
1982-83 $263,575 $698,405
Contract in Canadian currency: $325,000. According to The Hockey News, he earned CAN$375,000, instead of CAN$325,000.
Source: Guy Lafleur: L'ombre et la lumiere
1983-84 $263,575 $676,668
Contract in Canadian currency: $325,000. Made CAN$500,000 according to Serve Savard, who was General Manager at the time, at 98.5FM Montreal.
Source: Guy Lafleur: L'ombre et la lumiere
1984-85 $250,900 $617,470
Contract in Canadian currency: $325,000.
Source: Guy Lafleur: L'ombre et la lumiere
1985-86 $0 $0
Contract in Canadian currency: $0. Retired - Did not play.
1986-87 $0 $0
Contract in Canadian currency: $0. Retired - Did not play.
1987-88 $0 $0
Contract in Canadian currency: $0. Retired - Did not play.
1988-89 $400,000 $864,582
Source: Guy Lafleur: L'ombre et la lumiere
1989-90 $338,000 $696,989 37
Contract in Canadian currency: $400,000. Got $100,000 from a sponsorship with Hairfax International, a hair transplant clinic.
Source: Canadian Press
1990-91 $342,800 $670,650 62 $4,800 1%
Contract in Canadian currency: $400,000. One-way contract.
Source: Guy Lafleur: L'ombre et la lumiere / The Hockey News / Canadian Press
Total:
US$3,705,660

In today's dollars:
US$11,738,478
NHL Rank:
1700

In today's dollars:
1050