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NHL Fortune: $11,434,685

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Nail Yakupov’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US $11,434,685 (US $12,757,078 in today's dollars), ranking #1021 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 $637,474 482
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $925,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: NHLPA
2013-14 $925,000 $1,073,264 577 $383,537 71%
Source: NHLPA
2014-15 $925,000 $1,056,127 513
Source: NHLPA
2015-16 $2,500,000 $2,851,025 320 $1,575,000 170%
Source: NHLPA
2016-17 $2,500,000 $2,815,508 340
Source: NHLPA
2017-18 $875,000 $964,885 582 -$1,625,000 -65%
Source: NHLPA
2018-19 $1,111,111 $1,196,023 544 $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 $1,174,737 564
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 $988,036 583 -$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 Total: US $11,434,685
(In today's dollars: US $12,757,078)

NHL Rank: 1021
(In today's dollars: 1136)

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