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NHL Fortune: $1,926,000


Ilya Zubov’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$1,926,000 (US$2,095,806 in today's dollars), ranking #2557 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: February 14, 1987
Country of birth: Russia
Position: C
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 2005
  • Round #4
  • Overall Pick: 98
  • By: Ottawa Senators

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
In today's
2016-17 $1,250,000 $1,395,775 452
Earned 75 million rubles as base salary with Omsk Avangard in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). Based on the 2016 exchange rate of 60 rubles per $.
Source: Russian sports news site Sportfakt
2020-21 $676,000 $700,031 1125
Earned 50 million rubles as base salary with Moscow Spartak in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). Might have also earned bonuses. Based on the 2020-21 mid-season exchange rate of 74 rubles per $US.
Source: Russian website Sport Express
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 $676,000 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 Total: US$1,926,000
(In today's dollars: US$2,095,806)

NHL Rank: 2557
(In today's dollars: 2807)

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