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NHL Fortune: $50,419,558

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John LeClair’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$50,419,558 (US$75,139,774 in today's dollars), ranking #158 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

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All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
1991-92 $148,410 $281,869 493
Contract in Canadian currency: $170,000.
1992-93 $186,075 $343,003 559 $37,665 25%
Contract in Canadian currency: $225,000. Amount includes salary and any signing bonus paid in 1992-93.
Source: The Hockey News / La Presse
1993-94 $174,375 $312,224 589 -$11,700 -6%
Contract in Canadian currency: $225,000.
1994-95 $394,286 $688,071 184 $219,911 126%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $690,000 was prorated for the 48-game season. Made $650,000 according to Le Guide Officiel des Pools de Hockey 1995-96.
Source: Guide Hockey 1995-1996
1995-96 $1,526,140 $2,590,572 80 $1,131,854 287%
Source: La Presse
1996-97 $1,254,174 $2,068,248 135 -$271,966 -18%
Source: La Presse / Guide Hockey RDS
1997-98 $3,022,000 $4,869,615 33 $1,767,826 141%
Includes base salary, signing bonus and bonuses paid in 1997-98.
Source: The Hockey News
1998-99 $3,644,975 $5,783,751 34 $622,975 21%
Includes base salary, signing bonus, bonuses paid in 1998-99, and deferred income paid in 1998-99.
Source: The Hockey News
1999-00 $3,969,123 $6,163,125 40 $324,148 9%
Includes base salary, signing/reporting bonus, and deferred income paid in 1999-2000.
Source: The Hockey News / The Sports Forecaster
2000-01 $7,000,000 $10,514,634 14 $3,030,877 76%
2001-02 $9,000,000 $13,147,004 9 $2,000,000 29%
2002-03 $9,000,000 $12,941,628 12
2003-04 $9,000,000 $12,654,599 10
2004-05 NHL lockout year: Season cancelled - no NHL salary paid.
2005-06 $2,100,000 $2,781,433 143
Total:
US$50,419,558

In today's dollars:
US$75,139,774
NHL Rank:
158

In today's dollars:
97

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