Valeri Nichushkin Biography

Valeri Nichushkin is a Russian-born American personality and is famously known for playing ice hockey by profession. He is a professional ice hockey right winger and is currently committed to the Colorado Avalanche of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was drafted in the 2013 NHL Draft and was selected by the Dallas Stars in the first round as the 10th overall pick.

Early Life

Valeri Nichushkin was born on 4th March 1995 and is 27 years old as of 2022. He was brought up by his parents Elena Nichushkin (mother) and his father, whose name is not given. Not much is known about Valeri’s educational background as he was committed to his Russian education and had to work hard to learn the English language.

Valeri Nichushkin Career

Valeri spent one season with the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) and then saw his transfer from Traktor Chelyabinsk to Dynamo Moscow on 1st May 2013. He worked under a two-year contract with Dynamo, however, the deal was unconditionally terminated making Valeri work with NHL and allowing him to return if in case he failed to connect or make his NHL team.


With Dallas Stars, Nichushkin had the regular first season NHL game on 3rd October 2013 when his team stood against Florida Panthers. He had the first career NHL goal on 3rd November 2013 while staging against Craig Anderson of the Ottawa Senators. Valeri saw a regular and solid rookie season with 14 goals and 20 assists and after the record, he had to go through hip and groin soreness at the beginning of his sophomore campaign from 2014 to 2015. He was rehabbed in New Jersey and later had his comeback to the team in March 2015 and started practicing with a red no-contact jersey. After going through a disappointing campaign and failing to score within 57 games, Valeri was placed on unconditional waivers and was subsequently terminated with his remaining term in the contract with the Stars on 30th June 2019.

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Colorado Avalanche signed him in 2019 and scored his first goal after 2 years on 23rd November 2019. During his first season with Avalanche, he received high praise from the analytics community for his high ranking and good background in metric details, especially in defensive metrics. He finished the season 2019 to 2020 with overall 13 goals and 27 points, and eventually, the season became the second most productive season of his overall games played in his career. He became a strong defensive player and eventually led his team to vote for the Frank J. Selke Trophy and he finally received the trophy that is especially given to the best defensive forward in the NHL after he finished 8th in the voting.

Valeri Nichushkin Biography

Real Name Valeri Ivanovich Nichushkin
Birth Date 4 March 1995
Age (as of 2022) 27 Years
Birth Place Chelyabinsk, Russia
Profession Ice Hockey Player

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 6’ 4” – in Centimeters – 193 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 95 kg  –  in Pounds –  209 lbs
Hair Color Light Brown
Eye Color Blue


Mother Elena Nichushkina

Relationship Status

Marital Status In Relationship
Affair No
Who is his girlfriend? Svetlana Lyuk
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Personal Life

Valeri Nichushkin is the right-winger committed to the Colorado Avalanche. He is not known to be committed to anyone romantically but is known to have a relationship with his long-time partner and girlfriend named Svetlana Lyuk. The pair have been engaged and they together announced their engagement on 6th January 2018.

Valeri Nichushkin Net Worth

Valeri Nichushkin saw his first two seasons with CSKA and later returned to the Dallas Stars where he agreed on having the signing contract of $5.9 million on 1st July 2018. Later, Colorado Avalanche signed him with a worth of $850K on the 19th of August 2019. Next, on 10th October 2020, the Avalanche re-signed Valeri as the restricted agent for around 2 years with a contract extension of $5 million. Seeing the signing contracts and the amount he signed, it is sure that Valeri must be earning a good amount of money. For the moment, Valeri’s estimated net worth is somewhere around $2 million, giving him enough name and fame in the industry.

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