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NHL Fortune: $11,434,685

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Nail Yakupov’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$11,434,685 (US$12,208,228 in today's dollars), ranking #964 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: October 6, 1993
Country of birth: Russia
Position: RW
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 2012
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 1
  • By: Edmonton Oilers

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
2012-13 $541,463 $610,022 475
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $925,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: NHLPA
2013-14 $925,000 $1,027,045 566 $383,537 71%
Source: NHLPA
2014-15 $925,000 $1,010,647 502
Source: NHLPA
2015-16 $2,500,000 $2,728,251 320 $1,575,000 170%
Source: NHLPA
2016-17 $2,500,000 $2,694,263 339
Source: NHLPA
2017-18 $875,000 $923,333 578 -$1,625,000 -65%
Source: NHLPA
2018-19 $1,111,111 $1,144,518 541 $236,111 27%
With St. Petersburg SKA in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). Estimated salary based on documented 2019-20 salary.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
2019-20 $1,111,111 $1,124,149 558
Earned 70 million rubles as base salary with St. Petersburg SKA in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). Might have also earned bonuses. Based on the 2020 exchange rate of 63 rubles per $.
Source: Russian website Sport Express
2020-21 $946,000 $946,000 573 -$165,111 -15%
Earned 70 million rubles as base salary with Omsk Avangard 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 $946,000 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$11,434,685
(In today's dollars: US$12,208,228)

NHL Rank: 964
(In today's dollars: 1074)

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