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NHL Fortune: $7,200,000

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Marcel Dionne’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$7,200,000 (US$20,814,203 in today's dollars), ranking #1270 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Country of birth: Canada
Position: C
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1971
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 2
  • By: Detroit Red Wings

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
1975-76 $300,000 $1,441,806
June 1975: Signed a 5-year contract with LA Kings for $1.5M
Source: Los Angeles Times; The Hockey News 1977 Yearbook
1976-77 $300,000 $1,363,521
Source: Los Angeles Times; The Hockey News 1977 Yearbook
1977-78 $300,000 $1,280,284
Made $320,000 according to The Hockey News 1979 Yearbook
Source: Los Angeles Times; The Hockey News 1977 Yearbook
1978-79 $300,000 $1,189,606
Source: Los Angeles Times; The Hockey News 1977 Yearbook
1979-80 $300,000 $1,069,138
Source: Los Angeles Times; The Hockey News 1977 Yearbook
1980-81 $600,000 $1,883,218
Signed a 6-year contract with the LA Kings for $600k per season.
Source: Book: Les Stastny; 1982 Complete Handbook of Pro Hockey
1981-82 $600,000 $1,706,951
Source: Book: Les Stastny
1982-83 $600,000 $1,608,249
Source: Book: Les Stastny
1983-84 $600,000 $1,558,193
Source: Book: Les Stastny
1984-85 $600,000 $1,493,993
Source: Book: Les Stastny
1985-86 $600,000 $1,442,744
Source: Book: Les Stastny
1986-87 $700,000 $1,651,875
Source: Sport Magazine
1987-88 $700,000 $1,593,575
Estimated minimum salary based on documented salary 1986-87.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1988-89 $700,000 $1,531,050
Estimated minimum salary based on documented salary 1986-87.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
Career Earnings: US$7,200,000
(In today's dollars: US$20,814,203)

NHL Rank: 1270
(In today's dollars: 753)

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