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NHL Fortune: $5,052,321

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Nikita Nesterov’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$5,052,321 (US$5,240,057 in today's dollars), ranking #1536 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

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Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
2015-16 $792,500 $864,855 626
Source: NHLPA
2016-17 $725,000 $781,336 663 -$67,500 -9%
Source: NHLPA
2018-19 $1,406,250 $1,448,531 499
Earned 90 million rubles as base salary with CSKA Moscow in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). Might have also earned bonuses. Based on the 2019 exchange rate of 64 rubles per $.
Source: Russian website Sport Express
2019-20 $1,428,571 $1,445,334 503 $22,321 2%
Earned 90 million rubles as base salary with CSKA Moscow in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). Might have also earned bonuses. Based on the 2020 exchange rate of 63 rubles per $. (According to Russian sports news site Sportfakt, he earned a base salary of $1.5M.)
Source: Russian website Sport Express
2020-21 $700,000 $700,000 756 -$728,571 -51%
On October 23, 2020, as a free agent, signed a one-year contract with the Calgary Flames for $700,000.
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 $700,000 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
Total:
US$5,052,321

In today's dollars:
US$5,240,057
NHL Rank:
1536

In today's dollars:
1738

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