How Much Is Konstantin Koltsov’s Net Worth? NHL Salary And Earnings


Late NHL player-turned-coach Konstantin Koltsov had $3 million net worth

A Belarusian-born former NHL player, Konstantin Koltsov, died on March 18, 2024, at 42, by apparent suicide, leaving a net worth of around $3 million. Amid the tragedy, some practical queries arise that seek answers- about the inheritance of his multi-million estate.

Koltsov was a one-time divorcee who was married to his then-wife, Julia, and fathered three children with her. Before his death, there were reports that Konstantin was dating tennis player Aryna Sabalenka, though the latter confirmed that the two had already split.

So, will his kids inherit his fortune, or will his then-girlfriend have a share in his will? That’s yet to have a full-proof declaration.

Let’s tour the late ice hockey player’s career journey, achievements, net worth, and earnings.

Quick Facts

Name Konstantin Yevgeniyevich Koltsov
NicknameKonstantin Koltsov
Date of BirthApril 17, 1981
Date of DeathMarch 18, 2024 (at 42 years old)
Place of BirthMinsk, Belarus
Listed Height6 feet (1.83 m)
Listed Weight86 Kg (190 lbs)
ProfessionFormer Ice hockey player and Coach
Sexual OrientationStraight
Career Active1997-2016 (as a player), 2017-2024 (as a coach)
Social MediaInstagram

Konstantin Koltsov’s Net Worth At Death: How Rich Was The Late NHL Player?

Konstantin had an estimated net worth of $3 million when he died in 2024. The right winger primarily earned a decent sum through his ice hockey career (as a player and coach).

The NHL draft pick of the Pittsburg Penguins in 1999, Koltsov spent only three seasons in the NHL, but it was enough to earn the gaze of ice hockey enthusiasts and echo his name in that realm.

However, it’s not only the NHL that bestowed him with money showers; in his span of 18 seasons, he played for Severstal Cherepovets-3 of the Russian League and in the KHL teams like Salavat Yulaev Ufa, Atlant Mytishchi “A” and Dinamo Minsk.

Former NHL player Konstantin Koltsov owned multi-million dollars worth fortune
Former NHL player Konstantin Koltsov owned multi-million dollars worth of fortune (Source: Facebook)

After retirement, the Belarusian-born became an assistant coach at KHL team Dinamo Minsk for two seasons (2017-18 and 2018-19) before becoming a head coach for the Belarusian national team, Dinamo-Molodechno (2020-21).

Subsequently, Konstantin Koltsov returned to KHL, became an assistant coach at Spartak Moskva (2021-22), and joined Salavat Yulaev Ufa after a season. When he passed away, he had completed two seasons (2022-23 and 2023-24) at Salavat.

Net Worth$3 million
Primary Income SourceIce Hockey Career
Supplementary Income SourceCoaching Career, Endorsement

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Cause Of Death

Before his demise, Koltsov was residing in a luxury resort, The St. Regis Bal Harbour, from where he jumped off the balcony at 12:39 AM, committing apparent suicide. His former team, Salavat Yulaev Ufa, confirmed his death on March 18, 2024.

According to reports, the Bal Harbour Police and Fire Rescue were dispatched to the scene shortly after the incident, which later stated that there was “no foul play.”

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How Much Was The Salary Of Konstantin Koltsov?

As a player, out of 18 seasons, Koltsov spent three seasons (2002, 2003, and 2005) in the NHL team Pittsburgh Penguins. Many are already aware that the NHL is among the highest-paying leagues of ice hockey.

In August 2005, Konstantin signed a one-year contract with the Penguins that offered him a salary of $625K. At today’s rate, the inflated value reaches $1 million.

According to, his standing salary was a 10% raise from that of the 2003-04 season- meaning he received a payroll of $568K for that season.

Koltsov during his career as an ice hockey player
Koltsov during his career as an ice hockey player (Source: US Weekly)

The late Belarusian ice hockey star didn’t play in the NHL during the 2004-05 season due to the NHL lockout and went to play for the Russian league’s Spartak Moscow. As reported, had the 2004-05 season been played, Koltsov would have earned a salary of $750K.

Afterward, Konstantin went to play in the KHL until his retirement on November 27, 2016. Even if the exact figure of his paycheck in other leagues is not out, he presumably made considerable earnings.

Here is the list of Koltsov’s team affiliations throughout his journey:

Severstal CherepovetsRussian SuperLeague (RSL)1997-1998 and 1998-1999 (2 seasons)
Yunost MinskBelarusian Extraleague (BHL)1998-1999 (1 season)
Metallurg NovokuznetskRSL1999-2000 (1 season)
Ak Bars KazanRSL2000-2002 (2 seasons)
Spartak MoskvaRSL2001-2002
Pittsburgh PenguinsNHL2002-2003, 2003-2004, 2005-2006 (3 seasons)
Dinamo MinskBHL2004-2005
Salavat Yulaev UfaRSL/KHL2006-2007 to 2011-2012 (6 seasons)
Atlant MytishchiKHL (Kontinental Hockey League)2012-2013 to 2014-2015 (3 seasons)
Dinamo MinskKHL2015-2016

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Was A Coach In Post-Hockey Days

Following his retirement, Koltsov joined the Belarus-based team Dinamo Minsk of the KHL in 2017 as its assistant coach. He served on the team until November 9, 2018, when he was sacked midway through the 2018-19 season.

After working as an assistant for the Belarus national team for a few years, Konstantin became their head coach in the 2020-21 season.

Subsequently, he went to Russia and became an assistant coach of the KHL team, Spartak Moskva (2021-22). Then, Konstantin joined Salavat Yulaev Ufa, serving for two seasons until his death.

Konstantin’s Net Worth Comparison With Ex-Girlfriend, Aryna Sabalenka

The late ice hockey player was in a relationship with his then-girlfriend Aryna Sablenka, a Belarussian tennis player. With a career record of 373–177, Aryna’s earnings as of early 2024 stand at $22.717 million.

According to estimates, her net worth is around $10 million, three times more than the estate Koltsov left at his death, which is $3 million.

Aside from prize money, she collects a decent sum through her endorsements- particularly with Nike, Whoop, and Wilson Sporting Goods. According to Forbes, in 2023, she made $14.7 million in yearly earnings ($8.2 million from tennis prize money and $6.5 million from endorsements).

Konstantin Koltsov and his ex-girlfriend, Aryna Sabalenka
Konstantin Koltsov and his ex-girlfriend, Aryna Sabalenka (Source: Instagram)

She is a former No. 1 women’s tennis player who turned pro in 2015 but gained recognition in 2017 after leading the Belarus Fed Cup team.

Sablenka has won 20 career titles, including the Grand Slam wins in the 2023 and 2024 Australian Open (singles) and the 2021 Australian Open (doubles).

Konstantin and Aryna reportedly began dating in 2021. They went Instagram official about their relationship in June of that year and often featured each other on their IG posts.

However, according to Sabalenka, at the time of his death, the two had already broken up. In her statement, while expressing her grief, she also addressed their split, “Konstantin’s death is an unthinkable tragedy, and while we were no longer together, my heart is broken.”

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Who Will Inherit Konstantin’s Assets? Does He Have Children?

The former NHL right winger was once married and welcomed three children with his then-wife, Julija Mihailova. They shared three sons: Daniel, 18 Years, Alexander 16 Years, and Stefan, 5 Years.

As for his relationship with his tennis player girlfriend, Aryna, he didn’t share any kids with her.

So, Koltsov’s three sons will be the heirs to his millions of dollars worth of estate, though the details on the ice hockey star’s will or his property acquisitions are not out.

Konstantin with his ex-wife, Julija and their sons
Konstantin with his ex-wife, Julija, and their sons (Source: Instagram)

Konstantin and Julija met in the United States during his NHL days. In her Instagram post from April 1, 2017, she has a picture with her ex-husband, celebrating their 13th anniversary– meaning the two tied the knot in April 2004.

However, after 16 years of relationship, the duo divorced, and the kids went to live with their mother (Julija) in Florida. She is now a real estate agent and interior decorator at South Florida Paradise Realty, LLC.

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Born on April 17, 1981, Koltsov was 42 years old when he died on March 18, 2024.

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