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NHL Fortune: $37,435,000

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Nikita Kucherov’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$37,435,000 (US$38,530,555 in today's dollars), ranking #284 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 $768,896 722
Source: NHLPA
2014-15 $742,500 $811,249 640 $50,000 7%
Source: NHLPA
2015-16 $700,000 $763,910 652 -$42,500 -6%
Source: NHLPA
2016-17 $4,250,000 $4,580,247 195 $3,550,000 507%
Source: NHLPA
2017-18 $4,500,000 $4,748,572 202 $250,000 6%
Source: NHLPA
2018-19 $5,550,000 $5,716,869 145 $1,050,000 23%
Source: NHLPA
2019-20 $12,000,000 $12,140,812 10 $6,450,000 116%
Source: NHLPA
2020-21 $9,000,000 $9,000,000 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).
Career Earnings: US$37,435,000
(In today's dollars: US$38,530,555)

NHL Rank: 284
(In today's dollars: 354)

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