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NHL Fortune: $18,925,000


Nikita Zaitsev’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$18,925,000 (US$19,433,553 in today's dollars), ranking #668 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: October 29, 1991

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
In today's
2016-17 $925,000 $996,877 518
Source: NHLPA
2017-18 $4,500,000 $4,748,572 202 $3,575,000 386%
Source: NHLPA
2018-19 $4,500,000 $4,635,299 226
Source: NHLPA
2019-20 $4,500,000 $4,552,805 228
Source: NHLPA
2020-21 $4,500,000 $4,500,000 165
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 $4,500,000 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).
Career Earnings: US$18,925,000
(In today's dollars: US$19,433,553)

NHL Rank: 668
(In today's dollars: 784)

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