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NHL Fortune: $5,052,321

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Nikita Nesterov’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$5,052,321 (US$5,428,879 in today's dollars), ranking #1623 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: March 28, 1993
Country of birth: Russia
Position: D
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 2011
  • Round #5
  • Overall Pick: 148
  • By: Tampa Bay Lightning

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
2015-16 $792,500 $896,085 626
Source: NHLPA
2016-17 $725,000 $809,550 663 -$67,500 -9%
Source: NHLPA
2018-19 $1,406,250 $1,500,836 499
Earned 90 million rubles as base salary with CSKA Moscow in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). Might have also earned bonuses. Based on the 2019 exchange rate of 64 rubles per $.
Source: Russian website Sport Express
2019-20 $1,428,571 $1,497,524 503 $22,321 2%
Earned 90 million rubles as base salary with CSKA Moscow in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). Might have also earned bonuses. Based on the 2020 exchange rate of 63 rubles per $. (According to Russian sports news site Sportfakt, he earned a base salary of $1.5M.)
Source: Russian website Sport Express
2020-21 $700,000 $724,884 901 -$728,571 -51%
On October 23, 2020, as a free agent, signed a one-year contract with the Calgary Flames for $700,000.
Source: NBC Sports
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 $700,000 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 Total: US$5,052,321
(In today's dollars: US$5,428,879)

NHL Rank: 1623
(In today's dollars: 1821)

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