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NHL Fortune: $18,925,000

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Nikita Zaitsev’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$18,925,000 (US$19,433,553 in today's dollars), ranking #666 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Did you know that Gary Bettman accumulated the 4th largest NHL fortune with $120M?

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All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
2016-17 $925,000 $996,877 518
Source: NHLPA
2017-18 $4,500,000 $4,748,572 202 $3,575,000 386%
Source: NHLPA
2018-19 $4,500,000 $4,635,299 227
Source: NHLPA
2019-20 $4,500,000 $4,552,805 227
Source: NHLPA
2020-21 $4,500,000 $4,500,000 160
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the NHL plays a 56-game season instead of 82. Base salaries are not pro-rated but 10% of $4,500,000 is deferred and payable in three yearly payments, starting in October 2022, without interests. Escrow for the season has been increased to 20% and performance bonuses are pro-rated (amounts and targets to reach).
Source: NHLPA
Total:
US$18,925,000

In today's dollars:
US$19,433,553
NHL Rank:
666

In today's dollars:
781

Interesting animated bar chart race showing that 36 players and 1 commissioner appeared, in the past 25 years, in the yearly Top Ten NHL/hockey fortunes accumulated. Jaromir Jagr is #1 in total hockey earnings since 2002-03 and will be taken over in 2-3 years by Crosby and Ovechkin. How is your 401k/RSSP doing?

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