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NHL Fortune: $1,650,000


Denis Potvin’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$1,650,000 (US$5,232,374 in today's dollars), ranking #2574 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Country of birth: Canada
Position: D
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1973
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 1
  • By: New York Islanders

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
In today's
1973-74 $100,000 $582,568
As a rookie, signed a 3-year deal with the NY Islanders for $100,000 per season
Source: Hockey Pictorial Magazine
1974-75 $100,000 $524,559
Source: Hockey Pictorial Magazine
1975-76 $100,000 $480,602
Source: Hockey Pictorial Magazine
1976-77 $100,000 $454,507
Estimate minimum salary based on documented salaries for 1975-76 and 1977-78.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1977-78 $150,000 $640,142
Source: Globe and Mail
1986-87 $550,000 $1,297,902
Source: Sport magazine
1987-88 $550,000 $1,252,095
Estimated minimum salary based on documented 1986-87 salary. Last season before his retirement.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
Career Earnings: US$1,650,000
(In today's dollars: US$5,232,374)

NHL Rank: 2574
(In today's dollars: 1739)

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