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NHL Fortune: $44,285,000

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Evgeny Kuznetsov’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$44,285,000 (US$46,261,149 in today's dollars), ranking #207 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: May 19, 1992
Country of birth: Russia
Position: C
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 2010
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 26
  • By: Washington Capitals

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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 $3,985,000 $4,424,623 185
He played the whole Kontinental Hockey League season with Chelyabinsk Traktor and then, in early March 2014, he signed an entry-level contract with the Washington Capitals and joined the team to finish the NHL season. He therefore earned his KHL salary of $3.8M plus $900,000 prorated for the 17 NHL games he played (about $185,000).
Source: Sports.ru / CapitalsToday
2014-15 $900,000 $983,332 548 -$3,085,000 -77%
Source: NHLPA
2015-16 $2,600,000 $2,837,381 314 $1,700,000 189%
Source: NHLPA
2016-17 $3,400,000 $3,664,197 280 $800,000 31%
Source: NHLPA
2017-18 $10,000,000 $10,552,383 8 $6,600,000 194%
Source: NHLPA
2018-19 $10,000,000 $10,300,665 10
Source: NHLPA
2019-20 $8,400,000 $8,498,568 45 -$1,600,000 -16%
Source: NHLPA
2020-21 $5,000,000 $5,000,000 128 -$3,400,000 -40%
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 $5,000,000 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$44,285,000
(In today's dollars: US$46,261,149)

NHL Rank: 207
(In today's dollars: 262)

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