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NHL Fortune: $10,958,334

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Valeri Nichushkin’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$10,958,334 (US$11,483,380 in today's dollars), ranking #985 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$)
+/-
(%)
2013-14 $925,000 $1,027,045 566
Source: NHLPA
2014-15 $925,000 $1,010,647 502
Source: NHLPA
2015-16 $925,000 $1,009,453 487
Source: NHLPA
2016-17 $1,216,667 $1,311,208 465 $291,667 32%
Earned 73 million rubles as base salary with CSKA Moscow in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). Based on the 2016 exchange rate of 60 rubles per $.
Source: Russian sports news site Sportfakt
2017-18 $1,216,667 $1,283,874 435
Estimated minimum salary based on documented salary for 2016-17. With CSKA Moscow in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).
Source: HockeyZonePlus
2018-19 $2,700,000 $2,781,180 374 $1,483,333 122%
Source: NHLPA
2019-20 $850,000 $859,974 686 ($1,850,000) -69%
Source: NHLPA
2020-21 $2,200,000 $2,200,000 383 $1,350,000 159%
On October 10, 2020, as a free agent, signed a two-year contract with the Colorado Avalanche for $5M: $2.2M + $2.8M.
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 $2,200,000 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: NBC Sports / NHLPA
Total:
US$10,958,334

In today's dollars:
US$11,483,380
NHL Rank:
985

In today's dollars:
1118

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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