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NHL Fortune: $49,435,000

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Nikita Kucherov’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US $49,435,000 (US $52,259,387 in today's dollars), ranking #190 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Country of birth: Russia
Position: LW/RW
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 2011
  • Round #2
  • Overall Pick: 58
  • By: Tampa Bay Lightning

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
2013-14 $692,500 $803,497 733
Source: NHLPA
2014-15 $742,500 $847,756 653 $50,000 7%
Source: NHLPA
2015-16 $700,000 $798,287 657 -$42,500 -6%
Source: NHLPA
2016-17 $4,250,000 $4,786,363 197 $3,550,000 507%
Source: NHLPA
2017-18 $4,500,000 $4,962,263 202 $250,000 6%
Source: NHLPA
2018-19 $5,550,000 $5,974,135 144 $1,050,000 23%
Source: NHLPA
2019-20 $12,000,000 $12,687,163 10 $6,450,000 116%
Source: NHLPA
2020-21 $9,000,000 $9,399,923 26 -$3,000,000 -25%
Source: NHLPA
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the NHL played a 56-game season instead of 82. Base salaries were not pro-rated but 10% of $9,000,000 was deferred and payable in three yearly payments, starting in October 2022, without interests. Escrow for the season was increased to 20% and performance bonuses were pro-rated (amounts and targets to reach).
2021-22 $12,000,000 $12,000,000 6 $3,000,000 33%
Source: NHLPA
Career Total: US $49,435,000
(In today's dollars: US $52,259,387)

NHL Rank: 190
(In today's dollars: 253)

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