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Hockey Fortune: $10,838,235


Nikita Gusev’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $10,838,235 (US $12,773,515 in today's dollars), ranking #1183 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: July 8, 1992
Country of birth: Russia
Position: LW
NHL Draft:
Salary History - Nikita Gusev
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Earnings
In today's
2018-19 $1,250,000 $1,516,766 524
Earned 80 million rubles as base salary with St. Petersburg SKA in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). Might have also earned bonuses. Based on the 2019 exchange rate of 64 rubles per $.
Source(s): Russian website Sport Express
2019-20 $5,000,000 $5,959,086 181
His first season in the NHL after 9 seasons playing in Russia. Prior to the season, signed an entry-level contract with the Vegas Golden Knights. Was then traded to New Jersey and signed a two-year contract for $9M ($5M + $4M).
Source(s): NHLPA / Pro Hockey Rumors
2020-21 $4,000,000 $4,709,428 203
On April 10, 2021, the New Jersey Devils released placed him on unconditional waivers for the purpose of a contract termination. He became an unrestricted free agent, forfeiting the $1M left on his contract, and on April 11, 2021, he signed a contract for the remainder of the 2020-21 season with the Florida Panthers for $1M.
Source(s): NHLPA / SB Nation
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 $4,000,000 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).
2023-24 $588,235 $588,235 1097
During the summer, signed a one-year contract for 50 million rubles as base yearly salary with Moskow Dynamo in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). Value of $588,235 based on the summer 2023 exchange rate of 85 rubles per $US.
Source(s): Russian website Metaratings
Career Total: US $10,838,235
(In today's dollars: US $12,773,515)

NHL Rank: 1183
(In today's dollars: 1343)