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NHL Fortune: $32,366,013

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Nikolay Kulemin’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US $32,366,013 (US $37,005,428 in today's dollars), ranking #409 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: July 14, 1986
Country of birth: Russia
Position: F
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 2006
  • Round #2
  • Overall Pick: 44
  • By: Toronto Maple Leafs

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
2008-09 $850,000 $1,067,139 461
Source: NHLPA
2009-10 $850,000 $1,070,919 461
Source: NHLPA
2010-11 $2,500,000 $3,098,918 246 $1,650,000 194%
Source: NHLPA
2011-12 $2,200,000 $2,643,638 321 -$300,000 -12%
Source: NHLPA
2012-13 $1,521,951 $1,791,818 281 -$678,049 -31%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $2,600,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: NHLPA
2013-14 $3,000,000 $3,480,855 265 $1,478,049 97%
Source: NHLPA
2014-15 $3,000,000 $3,425,277 275
Source: NHLPA
2015-16 $4,250,000 $4,846,743 182 $1,250,000 42%
Source: NHLPA
2016-17 $4,250,000 $4,786,363 195
Source: NHLPA
2017-18 $5,250,000 $5,789,307 142 $1,000,000 24%
Source: NHLPA
2018-19 $2,578,125 $2,775,147 377 -$2,671,875 -51%
Earned 165 million rubles as base salary with Magnitogorsk Metallurg 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 $1,507,937 $1,594,287 486 -$1,070,188 -42%
Earned 95 million rubles as base salary with Magnitogorsk Metallurg 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 $2.5M.)
Source: Russian website Sport Express
2020-21 $608,000 $635,017 1135 -$899,937 -60%
Earned 45 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 $608,000 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 Total: US $32,366,013
(In today's dollars: US $37,005,428)

NHL Rank: 409
(In today's dollars: 441)

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