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NHL Fortune: $34,020,732

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Dmitry Kulikov’s net worth / career earnings / salary history. He made US$34,020,732 (US$36,538,884 in today's dollars), ranking #333 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Country of birth: Russia
Position: D
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 2009
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 14
  • By: Florida Panthers

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
2009-10 $900,000 $1,085,084 426
Source: NHLPA
2010-11 $900,000 $1,067,569 424
Source: NHLPA
2011-12 $900,000 $1,034,916 480
Source: NHLPA
2012-13 $1,170,732 $1,318,966 311 $270,732 30%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $2,000,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: NHLPA
2013-14 $3,000,000 $3,330,958 263 $1,829,268 156%
Source: NHLPA
2014-15 $4,000,000 $4,370,364 171 $1,000,000 33%
Source: NHLPA
2015-16 $4,500,000 $4,910,851 156 $500,000 13%
Source: NHLPA
2016-17 $4,500,000 $4,849,673 172
Source: NHLPA
2017-18 $4,333,333 $4,572,699 220 -$166,667 -4%
Source: NHLPA
2018-19 $4,333,333 $4,463,621 247
Source: NHLPA
2019-20 $4,333,334 $4,384,183 245 $1 0%
Source: NHLPA
2020-21 $1,150,000 $1,150,000 512 -$3,183,334 -73%
On October 22, 2020, as a free agent, signed a one-year contract with the New Jersey Devils for $1.15M.
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 $1,150,000 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$34,020,732
(In today's dollars: US$36,538,884)

NHL Rank: 333
(In today's dollars: 384)

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