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NHL Fortune: $118,141,373

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Evgeni Malkin’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US $118,141,373 (US $133,834,141 in today's dollars), ranking #6 in NHL / hockey career earnings. He is currently under contract for US $24,400,000 which will bring his hockey fortune to US $142,541,373.

Birthdate: July 31, 1986
Country of birth: Russia
Position: F
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 2004
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 2
  • By: Pittsburgh Penguins

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
2006-07 $688,940 $923,759 505
Source: NHLPA
2007-08 $699,940 $912,481 534 $11,000 2%
Source: NHLPA
2008-09 $984,200 $1,235,621 414 $284,260 41%
Source: NHLPA
2009-10 $9,000,000 $11,339,144 2 $8,015,800 814%
Source: NHLPA
2010-11 $9,000,000 $11,156,104 3
Source: NHLPA
2011-12 $9,000,000 $10,814,884 5
Source: NHLPA
2012-13 $5,268,293 $6,202,446 10 -$3,731,707 -41%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $9,000,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: NHLPA
2013-14 $7,500,000 $8,702,138 18 $2,231,707 42%
On July 13, 2013, signed an eight-year contract extension with the Pittsburgh Penguins for $76M.
Source: NHLPA / Book: The Rise of the Pittsburgh Penguins 2009-2018
2014-15 $9,500,000 $10,846,709 13 $2,000,000 27%
Prior to the season, signed a eight-year contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins for $76M.
Source: NHLPA / Bleacher Report
2015-16 $9,500,000 $10,833,896 10
Source: NHLPA
2016-17 $9,500,000 $10,698,929 12
Source: NHLPA
2017-18 $9,500,000 $10,475,889 14
Source: NHLPA
2018-19 $9,500,000 $10,225,997 17
Source: NHLPA
2019-20 $9,500,000 $10,044,004 31
Source: NHLPA
2020-21 $9,500,000 $9,922,141 24
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 $9,500,000 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 $9,500,000 $9,500,000 21
Source: NHLPA
Career Total: US $118,141,373
(In today's dollars: US $133,834,141)

NHL Rank: 6
(In today's dollars: 12)
Under Contract
2022-23 $8,000,000
On July 12, 2022, signed a four-year contract extension with the Pittsburgh Penguins for $24.4M: $4M in salary and $4M in signing bonus in 2022-23; $6M salary in 2023-24; $5.6M salary in 2024-25; and $1M salary and $3.8M signing bonus in 2025-26.
Source: Pierre LeBrun
2023-24 $6,000,000
$6M in salary.
Source: Pierre LeBrun
2024-25 $5,600,000
$5.6M in salary.
Source: Pierre LeBrun
2025-26 $4,800,000
$1M in salary and $3.8M in signing bonus.
Source: Pierre LeBrun
Under contract for: US $24,400,000

Projected fortune at end of contract: US $142,541,373

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