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NHL Fortune: $13,758,334

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Valeri Nichushkin’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$13,758,334 (US$14,696,803 in today's dollars), ranking #881 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: March 4, 1995
Country of birth: Russia
Position: RW
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 2013
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 10
  • By: Dallas Stars

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
2013-14 $925,000 $1,064,131 566
Source: NHLPA
2014-15 $925,000 $1,047,140 502
Source: NHLPA
2015-16 $925,000 $1,045,903 487
Source: NHLPA
2016-17 $1,216,667 $1,358,555 465 $291,667 32%
Earned 73 million rubles as base salary with CSKA Moscow in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). Based on the 2016 exchange rate of 60 rubles per $.
Source: Russian sports news site Sportfakt
2017-18 $1,216,667 $1,330,233 437
Estimated minimum salary based on documented salary for 2016-17. With CSKA Moscow in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).
Source: HockeyZonePlus
2018-19 $2,700,000 $2,881,606 373 $1,483,333 122%
Source: NHLPA
2019-20 $850,000 $891,027 691 -$1,850,000 -69%
Source: NHLPA
2020-21 $2,200,000 $2,278,207 400 $1,350,000 159%
On October 10, 2020, as a free agent, signed a two-year contract with the Colorado Avalanche for $5M: $2.2M + $2.8M.
Source: NBC Sports / 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 $2,200,000 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 $2,800,000 $2,800,000 329 $600,000 27%
Source: NBC Sports / NHLPA
Career Total: US$13,758,334
(In today's dollars: US$14,696,803)

NHL Rank: 881
(In today's dollars: 1022)

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