Valeri Nichushkin Colorado Avalanche logo

Age 26 Mar 4, 1995
Chelyabinsk RUS
Right Wing shoots left
6'4" 193 cm
210 lbs 95 kg
ELC Signing Age 23
Waivers Signing Age
UFA Year 2022
Agent Mark Gandler & Todd Diamond

Transaction History
Dec 7, 2021 Colorado Avalanche | Valeri Nichushkin | Nichushkin scored a goal on four shots, adding three hits and one blocked shot in Monday's 7-5 win over Philadelphia.
Dec 2, 2021 Colorado Avalanche | Valeri Nichushkin | Nichushkin had a goal and an assist in Thursday's 4-1 win over the Canadiens.
Dec 2, 2021 Colorado Avalanche | Valeri Nichushkin | Nichushkin had an assist and two hits in Wednesday's 8-3 loss to the Maple Leafs.
Dec 1, 2021 Colorado Avalanche | Valeri Nichushkin | Nichushkin (illness) will be in the lineup versus Toronto on Wednesday, Aarif Deen of Mile High Sports reports.
Nov 29, 2021 Colorado Avalanche | Valeri Nichushkin | Nichushkin is under the weather but tested negative for COVID-19, Peter Baugh of The Athletic reports.
Nov 27, 2021 Colorado Avalanche | Valeri Nichushkin | Nichushkin scored a goal on three shots and levied four hits in Saturday's 6-2 win over the Predators.
Nov 24, 2021 Colorado Avalanche | Valeri Nichushkin | Nichushkin scored a goal on three shots in a 5-2 win over the Ducks on Wednesday.
Nov 22, 2021 Colorado Avalanche | Valeri Nichushkin | Nichushkin scored a goal on two shots, dished an assist, went plus-4 and added two PIM in Monday's 7-5 win over the Senators.
Nov 19, 2021 Colorado Avalanche | Valeri Nichushkin | Nichushkin scored a shorthanded goal on three shots in Friday's 7-3 win over the Kraken.
Nov 13, 2021 Colorado Avalanche | Valeri Nichushkin | Nichushkin produced an assist and went plus-2 in Saturday's 6-2 win over the Sharks.
Nov 11, 2021 Colorado Avalanche | Valeri Nichushkin | Nichushkin (upper body) scored a goal on two shots in 17:17 of ice time during Thursday's 7-1 win over the Canucks.
Nov 11, 2021 Activated Colorado Avalanche | Valeri Nichushkin | Nichushkin (upper body) is expected to be activated off injured reserve and skate at left wing on the second line for Thursday's game against Vancouver, Adrian Dater of Colorado Hockey Now reports.
Nov 8, 2021 Colorado Avalanche | Valeri Nichushkin | Nichushkin (upper body) may be an option to play in Thursday's matchup with the Canucks.
Nov 2, 2021 Colorado Avalanche | Valeri Nichushkin | Nichushkin (upper body) is set to miss the Avs' next two games against Columbus on Wednesday and Saturday, Vic Lombardi of Altitude Sports reports.
Oct 25, 2021 Colorado Avalanche | Valeri Nichushkin | Nichushkin (upper body) remains week-to-week despite getting on the ice Monday, Peter Baugh of The Athletic reports.
Oct 15, 2021 Colorado Avalanche | Valeri Nichushkin | Nichushkin is considered week-to-week with an upper-body injury, Peter Baugh of The Athletic reports.
Oct 13, 2021 Colorado Avalanche | Valeri Nichushkin | Nichushkin posted an assist, three shots on goal and two hits in Wednesday's 4-2 win over the Blackhawks.
May 30, 2021 Colorado Avalanche | Valeri Nichushkin | Nichushkin recorded an assist, four shots on goal, two hits and 10 PIM in Sunday's 7-1 win over the Golden Knights in Game 1.
May 23, 2021 Colorado Avalanche | Valeri Nichushkin | Nichushkin scored an empty-net goal on the power play in Sunday's 5-2 win over the Blues in Game 4. He finished with two shots and two hits.
May 21, 2021 Colorado Avalanche | Valeri Nichushkin | Nichushkin posted an assist, two hits and a plus-2 rating in Friday's 5-1 win over the Blues in Game 3.
May 12, 2021 Colorado Avalanche | Valeri Nichushkin | Nichushkin managed an assist and went plus-2 in Wednesday's 6-0 win over the Kings.
May 3, 2021 Colorado Avalanche | Valeri Nichushkin | Nichushkin scored a goal on three shots in Monday's 5-4 overtime win over the Sharks.
Apr 9, 2021 Colorado Avalanche | Valeri Nichushkin | Nichushkin scored a goal on three shots and added two hits in Friday's 2-0 win over the Ducks.
Apr 3, 2021 Colorado Avalanche | Valeri Nichushkin | Nichushkin (upper body) will play in Saturday's game versus the Blues, Adrian Dater of ColoradoHockeyNow.com reports.
Apr 2, 2021 Colorado Avalanche | Valeri Nichushkin | Nichushkin (upper body) won't play Friday versus the Blues, Peter Baugh of The Athletic reports.
Apr 1, 2021 Colorado Avalanche | Valeri Nichushkin | Nichushkin picked up an assist along with five shots on net and one blocked shot in Wednesday's 9-3 win over Arizona.
Mar 29, 2021 Colorado Avalanche | Valeri Nichushkin | Nichushkin scored a goal and an assist and was plus-2 in Monday's 5-2 win over the Ducks.
Mar 23, 2021 Colorado Avalanche | Valeri Nichushkin | Nichushkin scored a goal on two shots in Tuesday's 5-4 shootout loss to the Avalanche.
Mar 22, 2021 Colorado Avalanche | Valeri Nichushkin | Nichushkin recorded two assists and a plus-2 rating in Monday's 5-1 win over the Coyotes.
Mar 21, 2021 Colorado Avalanche | Valeri Nichushkin | Nichushkin scored a goal on three shots and had two PIM in Saturday's 6-0 win over the Wild.
Mar 16, 2021 Colorado Avalanche | Valeri Nichushkin | Nichushkin produced a power-play assist and two hits in Tuesday's 8-4 win over the Ducks.
Mar 14, 2021 Colorado Avalanche | Valeri Nichushkin | Nichushkin recorded an assist, four shots on goal and two blocked shots in Sunday's 4-1 win over the Kings.
Mar 11, 2021 Colorado Avalanche | Valeri Nichushkin | Nichushkin had four shots over 15:12 of ice time in Wednesday's 2-1 overtime win over Arizona.
Mar 8, 2021 Colorado Avalanche | Valeri Nichushkin | Nichushkin scored a goal on three shots in Monday's 3-2 loss to the Coyotes.
Mar 5, 2021 Colorado Avalanche | Valeri Nichushkin | Nichushkin scored twice on a team-high seven shots in Friday's 3-2 overtime win over the Ducks.
Feb 27, 2021 Colorado Avalanche | Valeri Nichushkin | Nichushkin managed an assist, two hits and two shots on goal in Saturday's 6-2 win over the Coyotes.
Feb 2, 2021 Colorado Avalanche | Valeri Nichushkin | Nichushkin scored a goal on two shots in Tuesday's 2-1 win over the Wild.
Jan 26, 2021 Colorado Avalanche | Valeri Nichushkin | Nichushkin scored a goal and added an assist in Tuesday's 7-3 win over the Sharks.
Jan 16, 2021 Colorado Avalanche | Valeri Nichushkin | Nichushkin had two hits and was plus-1 over 12:48 of ice time in Friday's 8-0 win over St. Louis.
Oct 10, 2020 Colorado Avalanche | re-signed RW Valeri Nichushkin to a two-year, $5 million contract.
Aug 19, 2019 Colorado Avalanche | signed RW Valeri Nichushkin to a one-year, $850,000 contract.
Jun 29, 2019 Dallas Stars | waived RW Valeri Nichushkin.
Jul 1, 2018 Dallas Stars | signed RW Valeri Nichushkin to a two-year, $5.9 million contract.
Jun 22, 2018 Dallas Stars | signed RW Valeri Nichushkin to a two-year contract.
Apr 2, 2015 Recalled Dallas Stars | recalled RW Valeri Nichushkin from Texas (AHL).
Mar 27, 2015 Assigned Dallas Stars | loaned RW Valeri Nichushkin to Texas (AHL) on a conditioning assignment.
Mar 24, 2015 Assigned Dallas Stars | loaned RW Valeri Nichushkin to Texas (AHL) on a conditioning assignment.
Nov 3, 2014 Recalled Dallas Stars | recalled RW Valeri Nichushkin from Texas (AHL).
Oct 30, 2014 Assigned Dallas Stars | assigned RW Valeri Nichushkin to Texas (AHL) on a conditioning assignment.
2021-2022 Regular Season Stats

Valeri Nichushkin
GP G A P +/- PIM TOI GF% DFF% Rel DFF% CF% Rel CF% G60 P60
Colorado Avalanche Colorado Avalanche logo 13 7 5 12 5 2 167 52.00 55.60 3.70 57.70 5.30 1.44 3.23
Valeri Nichushkin Stats by Elite Prospects Valeri Nichushkin Advanced Stats by
Career Stats
Season Team League GP G A TP PIM TOI GF% DFF% Rel DFF% CF% Rel CF% G60 P60 Playoffs GP G A TP PIM
2009-2010 Team Urals U15 Districts Cup U15 5 5 4 9 4
2009-2010 Team Urals U16 Districts Cup U16 5 3 2 5 0
2011-2012 Belye Medvedi Chelyabinsk MHL 38 4 6 10 6
2011-2012 Russia U18 |WJAC-19| WJAC-19 4 0 0 0 2
2011-2012 Russia U17 WHC-17 5 3 3 6 0
2011-2012 Russia U18 WJC-18 6 2 0 2 0
2012-2013 Belye Medvedi Chelyabinsk MHL 9 4 4 8 0
2012-2013 Chelmet Chelyabinsk VHL 15 8 2 10 4
2012-2013 Traktor Chelyabinsk KHL 18 4 2 6 0 Playoffs 25 6 3 9 0
2012-2013 Russia U20 WJC-20 6 1 1 2 25
2012-2013 Russia U18 WJC-18 6 4 3 7 0
2012-2013 Russian Selects U20 Jr Super Series 5 0 0 0 0
2013-2014 Dallas Stars NHL 79 14 20 34 8 1,042 61.73 51.56 2.06 51.18 0.79 0.63 1.61 Playoffs 6 1 1 2 0
2013-2014 Russia OG 5 1 0 1 0
2013-2014 Russia (all) International 5 1 0 1 0
2014-2015 Dallas Stars NHL 8 0 1 1 2 99 42.86 53.52 -1.20 51.09 -0.63 0.00 0.61
2014-2015 Texas Stars AHL 5 0 4 4 12
2014-2015 Russia (all) International 2 0 2 2 2
2014-2015 Russia EHT 2 0 2 2 2
2015-2016 Dallas Stars NHL 79 9 20 29 12 1,005 54.55 51.99 -1.75 52.30 -0.72 0.48 1.61 Playoffs 10 0 1 1 0
2016-2017 CSKA Moskva KHL 36 11 13 24 9 Playoffs 9 1 4 5 0
2016-2017 Russia EHT 9 1 4 5 0
2016-2017 Russia WC 6 0 3 3 0
2016-2017 Russia (all) International 15 1 7 8 0
2017-2018 CSKA Moskva KHL 50 16 11 27 14 Playoffs 19 3 6 9 0
2017-2018 Russia EHT 5 2 0 2 2
2017-2018 Russia (all) International 4 1 0 1 2
2018-2019 Dallas Stars NHL 57 0 10 10 0 629 42.86 49.11 -2.45 48.64 1.12 0.00 0.86 Playoffs 1 0 0 0 0
2019-2020 Colorado Avalanche NHL 65 13 14 27 14 754 71.40 57.00 7.40 55.90 5.30 0.88 1.83 Playoffs 15 2 1 3 0
2020-2021 Colorado Avalanche NHL 55 10 11 21 4 621 55.30 62.80 5.10 61.10 3.00 0.68 1.55 Playoffs 10 1 2 3 0
2021-2022 Colorado Avalanche NHL 13 7 5 12 2 167 52.00 55.60 3.70 57.70 5.30 1.44 3.23
Valeri Nichushkin Stats by Elite Prospects | Valeri Nichushkin Advanced Stats by

Active Contract

Signing Team Colorado Avalanche logo
Signing Date October 10, 2020
Signing Status RFA
Agent Mark Gandler & Todd Diamond
Standard Contract | 2 Years $5,000,000 3.07% of cap space
2020-2021 2021-2022
Cap Hit $2,500,000 $2,500,000
UFA
AAV $2,500,000 $2,500,000
Performance Bonuses $0 $0
Base Salary $2,200,000 $2,800,000
Signing Bonuses $0 $0
Total Salary $2,200,000 $2,800,000
Minors Salary $2,200,000 $2,800,000
Clauses
UFA Year
Buy It Out

Contract History

Signing Team Colorado Avalanche logo
Signing Date August 19, 2019
Signing Status RFA
Agent Mark Gandler & Todd Diamond
Standard Contract | 1 Years $850,000 1.04% of cap space
2019-2020
Cap Hit $850,000
RFA
AAV $850,000
Performance Bonuses $0
Base Salary $850,000
Signing Bonuses $0
Total Salary $850,000
Minors Salary $850,000
Clauses
UFA Year
Signing Team Dallas Stars logo
Signing Date July 1, 2018
Agent Mark Gandler & Todd Diamond
Contract Bought Out
Standard Contract | 2 Years $5,900,000 3.71% of cap space
2018-2019 2019-2020
Cap Hit $2,950,000 $2,950,000
RFA
AAV $2,950,000 $2,950,000
Performance Bonuses $0 $0
Base Salary $2,200,000 $2,700,000
Signing Bonuses $500,000 $500,000
Total Salary $2,700,000 $3,200,000
Minors Salary $2,700,000 $3,200,000
Clauses
UFA Year

Contract was bought out by Dallas Stars logo Dallas Stars prior to the 2019-2020 season.
% of remaining years was allocated to their cap according to the buyout calculator.