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NHL Fortune: $19,162,500


Evgeni Dadonov’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$19,162,500 (US$19,982,998 in today's dollars), ranking #661 in NHL / hockey career earnings. He is currently under contract for US$11,500,000 which will bring his hockey fortune to US$30,662,500.

Birthdate: March 12, 1989
Country of birth: Russia
Position: RW
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 2007
  • Round #3
  • Overall Pick: 71
  • By: Florida Panthers

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
In today's
2010-11 $662,500 $785,849 609
Source: NHLPA
2013-14 $1,600,000 $1,776,511 434
With Donbass HC in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). Might have also earned bonuses.
2016-17 $1,400,000 $1,508,787 434
Earned 140 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
2017-18 $4,650,000 $4,906,858 199 $3,250,000 232%
Source: NHLPA
2018-19 $3,750,000 $3,862,749 290 -$900,000 -19%
Source: NHLPA
2019-20 $3,600,000 $3,642,244 299 -$150,000 -4%
Source: NHLPA
2020-21 $3,500,000 $3,500,000 257 -$100,000 -3%
As a free agent, on October 15, 2020, signed a three-year contract with the Ottawa Senators for $15M: $3.5M, $5M and $6.5M.
Source: Pierre LeBrun / 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 $3,500,000 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$19,162,500
(In today's dollars: US$19,982,998)

NHL Rank: 661
(In today's dollars: 769)
Under Contract
2021-22 $5,000,000
2022-23 $6,500,000
Under contract for: US$11,500,000

Projected fortune at end of contract: US$30,662,500

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