hit tracker
Wednesday, July 24, 2024
HomeSportsThe 11 highest-paid Russians in the NHL. The leader of the ranking...

The 11 highest-paid Russians in the NHL. The leader of the ranking will definitely surprise you.

Date: July 24, 2024 Time: 05:26:37

We’ve already talked about the highest-paid hockey players for the upcoming NHL season, and there’s not a single Russian in the top 10 of this list.

Related materials

$138 million for ten people and no Russians: The most expensive hockey players in the NHL next season

Moreover, you won’t find our guys in the top 20. This situation will probably be corrected in the foreseeable future by Igor Shesterkin, who is on the verge of a record contract with the Rangers. But in any case, this agreement will come into force only from the 2025/2026 season. In the meantime, we present the financial rating of Russian hockey players for the coming year. Interestingly, Sergei Bobrovsky, who just won the Stanley Cup with Florida, is not in the top ten: his contract cap is 17th in the entire NHL ($10 million), but the goalie’s salary next season will be only $6.5 million.

Evgeny Kuznetsov, forward, 32 years old (Carolina)

Salary in the 2024/2025 season: $8 million 2023/2024 Season Statistics (Washington/Carolina): 63 games, 24 (8+16) points, “-11”

Evgeny Kuznetsov

Photo: Karl B. DeBlaker/AP/TASS

In July 2017, Evgeny Kuznetsov signed a luxurious eight-year contract with Washington for $62.4 million. In the first year, the Chelyabinsk resident won the Stanley Cup, showing fantastic performance in the playoffs, but it turned out that this was the peak of Kuznetsov’s career. Then he only degraded – not sharply, but noticeably, and recently, as part of the “capital” team, he seemed to have completely lost his taste for the game, and even ended up in the assistance program, and then in the waiver draft.

The trade to Carolina seemed to shake Evgeniy up, he had a good playoff run for the Hurricanes, though it’s clear that Kuznetsov is not an $8 million player now, which is what he’ll be getting in the final year of his contract. Carolina won’t be paying them in full though, as Washington kept 50% of the hockey player’s salary during the trade.

Valery Nichushkin, forward, 29 years old (Colorado)

Salary in the 2024/2025 season: $8 million Statistics for the 2023/2024 season: 54 games, 53 (28+25) points, “+5”

Another extremely problematic Russian in the NHL is also at the top in terms of salary. Although it is clear that when Colorado signed a powerful eight-year contract worth $49 million with Nichushkin two years ago, it was a completely different story: Valery had just helped the Avalanche win the Stanley Cup, putting in the best performance of his career.

It started later. Nichushkin disappointed Colorado twice in a row, ended the playoffs early due to personal problems, became a regular in the NHL’s Hockey Players Assistance Program, and now it’s not entirely clear what will happen to him next, although for now the Russian remains an Avalanche player.

By the way, Nichushkin should have the most profitable year of his contract ahead of him. And for Colorado, of course, there is a risk in paying $8 million a year to a hockey player who cannot be trusted.

Related materials

“All this puts a lot of pressure on the psyche.” Nichushkin told everything about the scandalous incident in Seattle

Ilya Sorokin, goalkeeper, 28 years old (Islanders)

Salary in the 2024/2025 season: $8.25 million Statistics for the 2023/2024 season: 56 matches, 25 wins, KN ​​3.01 and 90.9% OB

Ilya Sorokin

Photo: Joe Maiorana/AP/TASS

A year ago, Ilya Sorokin signed a powerful eight-year, $66 million contract with the Islanders that starts next season. Then, the former CSKA goalkeeper showed excellent progress and looked like he would be a reliable defender for the “islanders” for years to come. Perhaps that’s how it seems now, although Sorokin played weaker last season and frankly failed in the playoffs. Now Ilya needs a psychological reset to match his price starting next year and not let the team down.

Related materials

“It’s disgusting.” Three Russians let down the United States in the NHL playoffs

Ivan Provorov, defender, 27 (Columbus)

Salary in the 2024/2025 season: $8.63 million Statistics for the 2023/2024 season: 82 games, 32 (5+27) points, “-11”

Ivan Provorov has one more year left on his contract signed five years ago with Philadelphia. The “pilots” probably assumed that in the last years of the agreement, according to which the Russian received the highest salary, the defender would become the undisputed leader of the franchise with impressive statistics. However, the Flyers and Provorov parted ways a year ago, when Ivan ended up in Columbus as a result of a three-way swap. His performance in the Blue Jackets does not shine, and in general playing in one of the most depressed clubs in the NHL does not favor development. But the next season for Provorov is a contract season.

Andrey Svechnikov, forward, 24 years old (Carolina)

Salary in the 2024/2025 season: $9 million Statistics for the 2023/2024 season: 59 games, 52 (19+33) points, “+13”

Svechnikov Jr.’s salary will increase based on the eight-year contract signed in 2021. Carolina then gave its top prospect a bumper contract in the hope that the Russian would become the leader and face of the team. But Svechnikov is in no hurry to open up, and his injuries are getting worse too. Andrey still doesn’t have a single season, even with 70+ points, he regularly stays in the shadows for a long time, but he is only 24 years old, and the long-awaited breakthrough could come at any moment. It’s obvious that Carolina will wait and believe.

Nikita Kucherov, forward, 31 years old (Tampa)

Salary in the 2024/2025 season: $9 million Statistics for the 2023/2024 season: 81 games, 144 (44+100) points, “+8”

Nikita Kucherov

Photo by: HC Tampa Bay Lightning

Kucherov may not have played his entire NHL career for the money he deserves. The return of Nikita, whose moderate appetite allowed Tampa’s management to create a “golden” team, is two Stanley Cups, but even now, when Tampa has dropped out of the list of championship contenders, the Russian is still on the ball. So much so that he is breaking huge records and displaying crazy numbers in terms of statistics.

Related materials

An unthinkable robbery? But it is Kucherov’s own fault that he was forced to go past Hart.

Next season Kucherov will earn 9 million dollars, after which his salary will continue to decrease and at the end of the contract Nikita will be 34 years old, and the chances of signing a new “fat” contract will be slim.

Kirill Kaprizov, forward, 27 years old (Minnesota)

Salary in the 2024/2025 season: $10 million Statistics for the 2023/2024 season: 75 games, 96 (46+50) points, “+11”

Kaprizov remains a ray of light in the rather dark kingdom of Minnesota and receives decent money for it. In two years, the contract with the Wild will expire and 29-year-old Kirill will be able to sign the main contract of his life. And hardly with the “savages”.

Andrey Vasilevsky, goalkeeper, 29 years old (Tampa)

Salary in the 2024/2025 season: $10 million Statistics for the 2023/2024 season: 52 games, 30 wins, KN ​​2.90 and 90% OB

Vasilevskiy is in the middle of an eight-year contract signed in the summer of 2019. Since then, Andrei has led Tampa to the Stanley Cup twice, won the Vezina and Conn Smythe Awards; his career has already been a success. At the same time, Vasilevsky will only turn 30 in July and continues to hold the mark as one of the best goaltenders in the NHL.

Artemi Panarin, forward, 32 years old (Rangers)

Salary in the 2024/2025 season: $10 million Statistics for the 2023/2024 season: 82 games, 120 (49+71) points, “+18”

Artemy Panarin

Photo by: New York Rangers HC

Five years ago, Artemi Panarin signed a huge contract with the Rangers. In the first year he received $14 million, now the amount is more modest, but Khlebushek is still among the first in terms of Russian salaries. The Rangers’ main star has not yet brought the Stanley Cup to Broadway, but last season turned out to be a breakthrough for Panarin in terms of personal statistics in the regular season. The agreement is valid for two more seasons, and these two years should become the best years for Artemy in all senses.

Alexander Ovechkin, forward, 38 years old (Washington)

Salary in the 2024/2025 season: $11 million Statistics for the 2023/2024 season: 79 games, 65 (31+34) points, “-22”

By the start of next season, Ovechkin will be 39, but he continues to receive solid money, not at all veteran-like. However, is this surprising? After all, this is Ovechkin. Three years ago, Alexander signed only the second contract of his NHL career, and during this time he did the main thing that was expected of him: he came close to Gretzky’s record to such a distance that it is more than possible to surpass it in the two seasons remaining on his contract. To achieve other goals, Washington needs other resources besides Ovechkin, and this offseason the Capitals seem to be moving in the right direction.

Related materials

Washington has started the NHL offseason in earnest. What do the club’s big changes mean?

Mikhail Sergachev, defender, 26 years old (Utah)

Salary in the 2024/2025 season: $11.05 million 2023/2024 Season Statistics (Tampa): 34 games, 19 (2+17) points, “-16”

And here is the unexpected leader of our top. Yes, Mikhail Sergachev will be the highest-paid Russian hockey player in the NHL next season. Sergachev received a powerful eight-year contract two years ago in Tampa, and of course, no one thought that the union of Mikhail and Lightning would end so quickly. At the same time, Sergachev’s last season, the first under the new contract, was greatly ruined due to a serious injury, but now the two-time Stanley Cup winner will have to start all over again in a new team in the league.

Related materials

Tampa Bay is making waves in the NHL transfer market. What does the Sergachev trade mean?

Mikhail will make $11.05 million per year for two more seasons, after which the salary will decrease, but Utah’s salary cap hit of $8.5 million will remain under the cap until 2031. So Sergachev has no choice but to become the team’s leader at the start of its NHL history.

* This website provides news content gathered from various internet sources. It is crucial to understand that we are not responsible for the accuracy, completeness, or reliability of the information presented Read More

Puck Henry
Puck Henry
Puck Henry is an editor for ePrimefeed covering all types of news.
RELATED ARTICLES

Most Popular

Recent Comments