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NHL Fortune: $54,257,143

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Alex Kovalev’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US $54,257,143 (US $76,975,435 in today's dollars), ranking #155 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Country of birth: Russia
Position: RW
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 1991
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 15
  • By: New York Rangers

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
1992-93 $625,000 $1,203,945 94
Amount includes salary and any signing bonus paid in 1992-93.
Source: The Hockey News
1993-94 $450,000 $841,998 232 -$175,000 -28%
1994-95 $257,143 $468,936 312 -$192,857 -43%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $450,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: Guide Hockey 1995-1996
1995-96 $525,000 $931,274 337 $267,857 104%
Source: La Presse
1996-97 $550,000 $947,816 399 $25,000 5%
Source: La Presse / Guide Hockey RDS
1997-98 $1,500,000 $2,525,853 130 $950,000 173%
Includes base salary, signing bonus and bonuses paid in 1997-98.
Source: The Hockey News
1998-99 $1,500,000 $2,487,271 161
Includes base salary, signing bonus, bonuses paid in 1998-99, and deferred income paid in 1998-99.
Source: The Hockey News
1999-00 $2,100,000 $3,407,552 111 $600,000 40%
Includes base salary, signing/reporting bonus, and deferred income paid in 1999-2000.
Source: The Hockey News / The Sports Forecaster
2000-01 $2,300,000 $3,610,279 105 $200,000 10%
Includes base salary, bonuses paid in 2000-01, and deferred income paid in 2000-01.
Source: The Hockey News / The Hockey News Ultimate Fantasy Guide 2000-01
2001-02 $4,250,000 $6,487,688 47 $1,950,000 85%
2002-03 $4,600,000 $6,912,275 52 $350,000 8%
Does not include signing bonuses, performance bonuses and deferred payments.
Source: La Presse
2003-04 $6,600,000 $9,697,652 26 $2,000,000 43%
2004-05 NHL lockout year: Season cancelled - no NHL salary paid.
2005-06 $4,500,000 $6,228,430 30 -$2,100,000 -32%
Prior to the season, signed a four-year contract with the Montreal Canadiens for $18M.
Source: La Presse / Book: La glorieuse histoire des Canadiens
2006-07 $4,500,000 $6,033,781 47
Source: NHLPA
2007-08 $4,500,000 $5,866,451 67
Source: NHLPA / The Globe and Mail
2008-09 $4,500,000 $5,649,559 89
Source: NHLPA
2009-10 $5,000,000 $6,299,525 75 $500,000 11%
Prior to the season, as a free agent, signed a two-year contract with the Ottawa Senators for $10M.
Source: NHLPA / Wayne Gretzky's Ghost
2010-11 $5,000,000 $6,197,835 75
Source: NHLPA
2011-12 $0 $0 878 -$5,000,000 -100%
Played for Moscow Oblast Atlant in the KHL for an unknown salary.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
2012-13 $1,000,000 $1,177,316 365 $1,000,000 999999804877949%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $1,708,333 was prorated for the 48-game season. On January 18, 2013, signed a one-year contract with the Florida Panthers for $1M plus game played bonuses to finish the shortened season because of the lockout. Never played again in the NHL after the season.
Source: TSN
Career Total: US $54,257,143
(In today's dollars: US $76,975,435)

NHL Rank: 155
(In today's dollars: 115)

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