Igor Ozhiganov Biography

February 12, 2019
First published on:February 12, 2019
by Jorge

Facts of Igor Ozhiganov

Birth Name Igor Ozhiganov
Birth Place Krasnogorsk, Russia
Famous Name Igor Ozhiganov
Birth Date 13 October 1992
Horoscope Libra
Net Worth $300 thousand
Salary $1,775,000
Contract 1 year / $1,775,000
Career Earnings $925,000
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 207 lb (94 kg; 14 st 11 lb)
Position in Team Defence
Current team Toronto Maple Leafs
Nationality Russian
Ethnicity White
Profession Ice-hockey player
Currently Working For Toronto Maple Leafs
Currently Married yes
Married to Alexandra Merkulova
Children 1

Igor Ozhiganov is a Russian professional Ice-hockey player who plays in the National Hockey League (NHL). As of 2019, Igor Ozhiganov currently plays for the Toronto Maple Leafs as their Defence. 


Ozhiganov reportedly earns around $1,775,000 as his yearly salary from Toronto Maple Leafs. He has an estimated net worth of over $300 thousand. Moreover, he is married to Alexandra Merkulova and has a child with her. 

Igor Ozhiganov Net Worth and Salary

As of 2019, Igor Ozhiganov has an estimated net worth of over $300 thousand. He is currently under a 1 year / $1,775,000 worth contract including $92,500 in signing bonus, $1,775,000 guaranteed with Toronto Maple Leafs in 2018.

The NHL player has an average salary of $1,775,000 annually while Nazem Kadri is one of the highest earners of the team with an annual salary of $4,500,000.

Igor Ozhiganov so far has made earnings of $925,000 from his entire NHL career whereas Patrick Kane is among the highest earner of NHL, having $73,037,195 as entire career earnings.  

Ozhiganov will earn base salary of $832,500 and signing bonus of $92,500 in 2018 -19 and carrying $925,000 as a cap hit.

Further, his wife is a professional rhythmic gymnast who earns a significant amount of salary which will certainly add up an amount to his net worth. 

So with all the references and assumptions, the couple has managed to collect a significant net worth from the money they earned from their professional career. 

Igor Ozhiganov Married, Wife, and Personal Life

 Igor Ozhiganov is currently married to his wife, Alexandra Merkulova. The couple got married in around June 2016 but has been together for many years. Igor proposed his wife for marriage in late 2015.

His wife, Alexandra is a former rhythmic gymnast by profession. 

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In addition, she is champion of the 2010 Youth Olympic Games and also a European silver medalist in 2012. Further, the couple shares a son together. In addition, the spouse seems to be living a happy life with no rumors of divorce or separation in recent time. 

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Further, he is poor at English and usually takes the help of his fellow Russian defenceman Nikita Zaitsev for translation.   

Talking about his body measurement, the Famous NHL star is 6 ft 2 in (188 cm) in height and weighs around 94 kg. 

Igor Ozhiganov Bio and Early Life

Igor Ozhiganov was born on 13 October 1992, in Krasnogorsk, Russia and however, the details about his parents are still under the rock. As per his nationality, he is Russian and belongs to the White ethnic group. Further, his star sign is Libra. 

Igor Ozhiganov Professional Career

Despite being undrafted, Ozhiganov first met Mike Babcock and Lou Lamoriello of the Toronto Maple Leafs in August 2017.  While rumored to sign with the Maple Leafs for a long time, Ozhiganov played the 2017-18 season in the KHL with CSKA Moscow recording nine points in 42 games.

On 17 May 2018, Ozhiganov signed an entry-level one-year contract with the Maple Leafs. He scored his first goal in the NHL on November 26 against the Boston Bruins in a 4-2 home win.

Currently, the famous defenceman is playing along with his star team-mates such as Kasperi Kapanen, Travis Dermott and many more. 


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