Nikita Zaitsev

Chicago Blackhawks, Defensemen
Age: 32-241d (Oct 29, 1991)
Exp: 7 Years
Country: RU
College: CSKA
Drafted: Undrafted, TOR, 2016
Career Earnings

$31,807,861

2017-2023 Extension

Nikita Zaitsev signed a 7 year , $31,500,000 contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs, including $31,500,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $4,500,000.
Contract Terms:
7 yr(s) / $31,500,000
Average Salary:
$4,500,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
Free Agent:
2024 / UFA
Year Age Cap HitAnnual Cap % League Cap Cash Annual Cash Cumulative
2017-18 26 $4,500,000 6.00% $4,500,000 $4,500,000
2018-19 27 $4,500,000 5.66% $4,500,000 $9,000,000
2019-20 28 $4,500,000 5.52% $4,500,000 $13,500,000
2020-21 29 $4,500,000 5.52% $4,500,000 $18,000,000
2021-22 30 $4,500,000 5.52% $4,500,000 $22,500,000
2022-23 31 $4,500,000 5.45% $672,050 $23,172,050
2023-24 32 $4,500,000 5.39% $4,500,000 $27,672,050
2024-25 33
UFA
Accrued Dead Cap
2022-23 31 $3,210,811 3.89% $3,210,811 $25,710,811
Year Age Base Salary Signing Proration Cap Hit Cap % League Cap
2017-18 26 $1,500,000 $3,000,000 $4,500,000 6.00%
2018-19 27 $1,500,000 $3,000,000 $4,500,000 5.66%
2019-20 28 $1,500,000 $3,000,000 $4,500,000 5.52%
2020-21 29 $4,500,000 - $4,500,000 5.52%
2021-22 30 $4,500,000 - $4,500,000 5.52%
2022-23 31 $2,500,000 $2,000,000 $4,500,000 5.45%
2023-24 32 $2,500,000 $2,000,000 $4,500,000 5.39%
2024-25 33
UFA
Accrued Dead Cap
2022-23 31 $1,827,950 - $3,210,811 3.89%
Year Age Base Salary Signing Bonus Cash Total Cash Cumulative AYC Cumulative AYC Remaining
2017-18 26 $1,500,000 $3,000,000 $4,500,000 $4,500,000 $4,500,000 $3,953,150
2018-19 27 $1,500,000 $3,000,000 $4,500,000 $9,000,000 $4,500,000 $3,862,008
2019-20 28 $1,500,000 $3,000,000 $4,500,000 $13,500,000 $4,500,000 $3,734,410
2020-21 29 $4,500,000 - $4,500,000 $18,000,000 $4,500,000 $3,543,013
2021-22 30 $4,500,000 - $4,500,000 $22,500,000 $4,500,000 $3,224,017
2022-23 31 $672,050 - $672,050 $23,172,050 $3,862,008 $2,586,025
2023-24 32 $2,500,000 $2,000,000 $4,500,000 $27,672,050 $3,953,150 $4,500,000
Retained/Dead Cash
2022-23 31 $1,210,811 $2,000,000 $3,210,811 $25,710,811 $3,210,811 $3,210,811
Contract Notes
  • Player can submit a 10 team no-trade list
Source: NHL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

2016-2016 Rookie

Nikita Zaitsev signed a 1 year , $925,000 contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs, including $92,500 signing bonus, $925,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $925,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $925,000
Average Salary:
$925,000
Signing Bonus:
$92,500
Free Agent:
2017 / RFA
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Career Earnings thru 2024

$31,807,861

Career Earnings w/ Different Teams

3 teams

Earnings Per Year

Year Age Team(s) Status Cash Total Cash Cumulative Awards
2016 25
Active
$925,000
$925,000
2017 26
Active
$4,500,000
$5,425,000
2018 27
Active
$4,500,000
$9,925,000
2019 28
Active
$4,500,000
$14,425,000
2020 29
Active
$4,500,000
$18,925,000
2021 30
Active
$4,500,000
$23,425,000
2022 31
Active
Retained
$672,050
$3,210,811
$24,097,050
$27,307,861
2023 32
Active
$4,500,000
$31,807,861
Total      
$31,807,861
$31,807,861
Year Team(s) Age Base Signing Incentives Cash Total Cash Cumulative
2016
25
$832,500
$92,500
$925,000
$925,000
2017
26
$1,500,000
$3,000,000
$4,500,000
$5,425,000
2018
27
$1,500,000
$3,000,000
$4,500,000
$9,925,000
2019
28
$1,500,000
$3,000,000
$4,500,000
$14,425,000
2020
29
$4,500,000
$4,500,000
$18,925,000
2021
30
$4,500,000
$4,500,000
$23,425,000
2022
31
$672,050
$1,210,811
$2,000,000
$672,050
$3,210,811
$24,097,050
$27,307,861
2023
32
$2,500,000
$2,000,000
$4,500,000
$31,807,861
Total
$18,715,361
$13,092,500
$31,807,861
$31,807,861

Earnings Per Team

Years Team Base Signing Incentives Cash Cumulative
3 $3,832,500 $6,092,500 - $9,925,000
4 $11,710,811 $5,000,000 - $16,710,811
2 $3,172,050 $2,000,000 - $5,172,050

Injuries

Year Dates Games Missed Reason
2017-18 TOR Dec 17, 2017 - Jan 31, 2018 0 Lower Body
2019-20 OTT Dec 16, 2019 - Jan 01, 2020 0 Lower Body
2019-20 OTT Jan 07, 2020 - Jan 14, 2020 0 Lower Body
2021-22 OTT Nov 13, 2021 - Nov 24, 2021 0 COVID-19
2021-22 OTT Dec 17, 2021 - Feb 07, 2022 0 Heel
2022-23 OTT Dec 28, 2022 - Jan 23, 2023 0 Lower Body
2023-24 CHI Jan 17, 2024 - Mar 08, 2024 0 Knee
  • Feb 22, 2023 Traded to Chicago (CHI) from Ottawa (OTT) with 2023 2nd round pick and 2026 4th round pick for future considerations
  • Nov 25, 2021 Fined $5,000 Slashing against San Jose (SJS)
  • Jul 01, 2019 Traded to Ottawa (OTT) from Toronto (TOR) with Connor Brown and Michael Carcone for Cody Ceci, Ben Harpur, Aaron Luchuk and 2020 3rd round pick
  • May 02, 2017 Signed a 7 year $31.5 million contract extension with Toronto (TOR)
  • May 02, 2016 Signed a 1 year $925k contract with Toronto (TOR)

Fines

Date Reason Fine Amount
Nov 25, 2021 Slashing against San Jose (SJS) $5,000
Year Team GP G A PTS +/- SOG PPG PPA SHG SHA Blk Hit PIM FO Won
2023 CHI 38 2 5 7 -5 31 0 2 0 0 70 53 14 0
2022 CHI 46 1 7 8 -9 20 0 0 0 0 72 95 20 0
2021 OTT 62 2 9 11 -7 65 0 0 0 2 103 128 28 0
2020 OTT 55 4 13 17 -13 70 0 0 0 1 110 114 26 0
2019 OTT 58 1 11 12 -8 64 0 0 0 0 121 108 22 0
2018 TOR 81 3 11 14 2 71 0 0 0 0 151 139 18 0
2017 TOR 60 5 8 13 8 54 0 0 0 0 134 113 31 0
2016 TOR 82 4 32 36 -20 106 1 11 0 1 136 176 38 0
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