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NHL Fortune: $24,877,503

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Alexei Emelin’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US$24,877,503 (US$27,669,686 in today's dollars), ranking #555 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: April 25, 1986
Country of birth: Russia
Position: D
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 2004
  • Round #3
  • Overall Pick: 84
  • By: Montreal Canadiens

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
2011-12 $984,200 $1,172,604 460
Source: NHLPA
2012-13 $1,170,732 $1,366,593 311 $186,532 19%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $2,000,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: NHLPA
2013-14 $2,000,000 $2,300,824 362 $829,268 71%
Source: NHLPA
2014-15 $3,900,000 $4,414,970 208 $1,900,000 95%
Source: NHLPA
2015-16 $3,900,000 $4,409,754 222
Source: NHLPA
2016-17 $4,200,000 $4,689,805 207 $300,000 8%
Source: NHLPA
2017-18 $4,400,000 $4,810,705 217 $200,000 5%
Source: NHLPA
2018-19 $1,250,000 $1,334,077 520 -$3,150,000 -72%
Earned 80 million rubles as base salary with Omsk Avangard 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 $178,571 14%
Earned 90 million rubles as base salary with Omsk Avangard 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 $1.2M.)
Source: Russian website Sport Express
2020-21 $811,000 $839,830 746 -$617,571 -43%
Earned 60 million rubles as base salary with Omsk Avangard in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). Might have also earned bonuses. Based on the 2020-21 mid-season exchange rate of 74 rubles per $US.
Source: Russian website Sport Express
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 $811,000 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).
2021-22 $833,000 $833,000 724 $22,000 3%
60 million rubles as base salary with Omsk Avangard in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). Does not include bonuses. Based on the summer 2021 exchange rate of 72 rubles per $US.
Source: Russian website Sport Express
Career Total: US$24,877,503
(In today's dollars: US$27,669,686)

NHL Rank: 555
(In today's dollars: 621)

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