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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$132,776,174 in today's dollars), ranking #6 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

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 $915,898 499
Source: NHLPA
2007-08 $699,940 $904,717 529 $11,000 2%
Source: NHLPA
2008-09 $984,200 $1,225,107 409 $284,260 41%
Source: NHLPA
2009-10 $9,000,000 $11,242,659 2 $8,015,800 814%
Source: NHLPA
2010-11 $9,000,000 $11,061,176 3
Source: NHLPA
2011-12 $9,000,000 $10,722,859 5
Source: NHLPA
2012-13 $5,268,293 $6,149,669 11 -$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 $8,628,091 16 $2,231,707 42%
Source: NHLPA
2014-15 $9,500,000 $10,754,414 12 $2,000,000 27%
Source: NHLPA
2015-16 $9,500,000 $10,741,710 10
Source: NHLPA
2016-17 $9,500,000 $10,607,891 12
Source: NHLPA
2017-18 $9,500,000 $10,386,749 14
Source: NHLPA
2018-19 $9,500,000 $10,138,983 17
Source: NHLPA
2019-20 $9,500,000 $9,958,539 31
Source: NHLPA
2020-21 $9,500,000 $9,837,713 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$132,776,174)

NHL Rank: 6
(In today's dollars: 10)

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