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NHL Fortune: $5,423,226

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Sergei Plotnikov’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$5,423,226 (US$5,647,780 in today's dollars), ranking #1495 in NHL / hockey career earnings. He is currently under contract for US$1,042,000 which will bring his hockey fortune to US$6,465,226.

Birthdate: June 3, 1990
Country of birth: Russia
Position: LW

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
2015-16 $925,000 $1,009,453 487
Source: NHLPA
2016-17 $1,200,000 $1,293,246 466 $275,000 30%
Earned 72 million rubles as base salary with St. Petersburg SKA in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). Based on the 2016 exchange rate of 60 rubles per $.
Source: Russian sports news site Sportfakt
2018-19 $1,093,750 $1,126,635 556
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 2019 exchange rate of 64 rubles per $.
Source: Russian website Sport Express
2019-20 $1,190,476 $1,204,445 547 $96,726 9%
Earned 75 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 $. (According to Russian sports news site Sportfakt, he earned a base salary of $1M.)
Source: Russian website Sport Express
2020-21 $1,014,000 $1,014,000 525 -$176,476 -15%
Earned 75 million rubles as base salary with Magnitogorsk Metallurg 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 $1,014,000 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$5,423,226
(In today's dollars: US$5,647,780)

NHL Rank: 1495
(In today's dollars: 1668)
Under Contract
2021-22 $1,042,000
75 million rubles as base salary with Magnitogorsk Metallurg in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). Does not include bonuses. Based on the summer 2021 exchange rate of 72 rubles per $US.
Source: Russian website Sport Express
Under contract for: US$1,042,000

Projected fortune at end of contract: US$6,465,226

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