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NHL Fortune: $57,285,000

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Evgeny Kuznetsov’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $57,285,000 (US $66,340,918 in today's dollars), ranking #145 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: May 19, 1992
Country of birth: Russia
Position: C
NHL Draft:
  • Year: 2010
  • Round #1
  • Overall Pick: 26
  • By: Washington Capitals

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
2013-14 $3,985,000 $5,035,989 187
He played the whole Kontinental Hockey League season with Chelyabinsk Traktor and then, in early March 2014, he signed an entry-level contract with the Washington Capitals and joined the team to finish the NHL season. He therefore earned his KHL salary of $3.8M plus $900,000 prorated for the 17 NHL games he played (about $185,000).
Source: Sports.ru / CapitalsToday
2014-15 $900,000 $1,119,203 560
Source: NHLPA
2015-16 $2,600,000 $3,229,432 314
Source: NHLPA
2016-17 $3,400,000 $4,170,493 283
Source: NHLPA
2017-18 $10,000,000 $12,010,444 8
On July 2, 2017, signed a eight-year contract with the Washington Capitals for $62.4M.
Source: NHLPA / NBC Sports
2018-19 $10,000,000 $11,723,946 10
Source: NHLPA
2019-20 $8,400,000 $9,672,847 45
Source: NHLPA
2020-21 $5,000,000 $5,687,790 127
Source: 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 $5,000,000 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).
2021-22 $8,000,000 $8,690,775 36
Source: NHLPA
2022-23 $5,000,000 $5,000,000 174
Source: NHLPA
Career Total: US $57,285,000
(In today's dollars: US $66,340,918)

NHL Rank: 145
(In today's dollars: 200)

 

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