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Joe Sakic Net Worth

Joe Sakic Net Worth is
$60 Million

Joe Sakic Biography

Born Joseph Steven Sakic on the 7th July 1969 in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada, Joe is a retired ice hockey center who spent 21 years in the National Hockey League (NHL) playing for the Quebec Nordiques/Colorado Avalanche team, becoming one of their best players in the franchise’s history. During his career, Joe won numerous awards and recognitions, including making 13 All-Star game appearances, winning the Hart Memorial Trophy in 2001, and being in the Stanley Cup Champion team in 1996 and 2001, among other achievements.

Have you ever wondered how rich Joe Sakic is, as of mid- 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Sakic’s net worth is as high as $60 million, an amount earned largely through his successful career in ice hockey. His playing career was active from 1987 until 2009, and after two years returned to the game, but this time in an executive role with the Avalanche.

Joe Sakic Net Worth $60 Million

Joe is the son of defected Croatian immigrants, Marijan and Slavica Šakić; he had a tough time growing up as he didn’t know how to speak English until he started attending kindergarten. When he was only four years old, Joe attended his first hockey game and immediately fell in love with the game, and later began playing for the Burnaby North Secondary School scoring 83 goals and had 156 points in total in only 80 games. He was brought into the Lethbridge Broncos of the Western Hockey League for the last part of the 1985-1986 season, playing in three games only without any major contribution. Then in 1986-1987 he became the standard center of the Broncos, who moved to Swift Current, and played in 72 games, scoring 60 goals with 73 assists, which was enough for 133 points and a Rookie of the Year award. He played for the Broncos one more season, before joining the Quebec Nordiques who had previously drafted him as the 15th overall pick in the 1987 NHL Entry Draft.

He debuted for the Nordiques on the 6th October 1988 against the Hartford Whalers, and then appeared in 1159 games in total for the franchise, becoming one of the best players in history. His role in the team improved year after year, and in 1992-1993 he was named as the captain of the team. In 1995 the team was sold and was moved to Denver Colorado, acquiring the name Colorado Avalanche, and the next season Joe and the Avalanches won the Stanley Cup, while he was also the recipient of the Conn Smythe Trophy. 2001 was his best season, as in addition to the Stanley Cup trophy he also won the Hart Memorial Trophy, Lady Byng Memorial Trophy, and Lester B. Pearson Award. He played for the Colorado Avalanche until 2008-2009, signing several lucrative contracts over the course of his career, including for $21 million over three years in 1997, which increased his wealth to a large degree.

He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2012, while his jersey number was retired at the season opener for the 2009-2010 season.

Aside from a successful club career, Joe also had success with the international squad; he played in 48 games for the Canadian national team, and was named as the Winter Olympic Games Ice Hockey Tournament Most Valuable Player in 2002, Canada winning the gold medal at the same tournament. Also with Canada, he won the gold medal at the World Championships in 1994 in Italy, and the gold medal in 2004 at the World Cup.

Since 2013, he has been serving as Executive Vice President of hockey operations for the Colorado Avalanche.

Regarding his personal life, Joe has been married to Debbie Metivier since 1995, with whom he has three children.

Joe is known for his philanthropic activities; being an avid golfer, he organizes a charity tournament, the profits from which are used for providing meals to poor children and their families, so far over seven million.

To speak further of his popularity, a street in his hometown has been re-named the Joe Sakic Way; and during his career he has also been known as Burnaby Joe, and Super Joe.

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Quick Facts

Full NameJoe Sakic
Net Worth$60 Million
Date Of BirthJuly 7, 1969
Place Of BirthBurnaby, British Columbia, Canada
Height5' 11" (1.8 m)
Weight88.45
ProfessionIce hockey player
NationalityCanadian
SpouseDebbie Metivier
ChildrenMitchell Sakic, Kamryn Sakic, Chase Sakic
ParentsSlavica Sakic, Marijan Sakic
SiblingsBrian Sakic
Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Sakic
AwardsConn Smythe Trophy, Hart Memorial Trophy, Lady Byng Memorial Trophy, Best NHL Player ESPY Award, NHL Plus-Minus Award, NHL Foundation Player Award
NominationsTed Lindsay Award, Frank J. Selke Trophy


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Invited to attend Team Canada's 5-day Olympic orientation camp on Aug 15th that starts in Vancouver. [August 2005]
2Sister, Rose, teaches figure skating at WRSSSC.
3Cameo appearance with Vincent Lecavalier in Happy Gilmore (1996) as the players in the hockey tryout scenes.
4Tied Swift Moose Jaw (Saskatchewan) Warriors' Theoren Fleury for the Western Hockey League's securing title in 1987-1988 season, with 160 points. The league ruled Sakic won the title, since he scored more goals (Sakic had 78 goals to Flueury's 68).
5Played For the Lethbridge (Alberta) and the Swift Current (Saskatchewan) Broncos of the Western Hockey League, from 1985-88
6Has a street named after him, called 'Joe Sakic Way' located in Burnaby, British Columbia.
7Named to the World Cup roster for Team Canada, along with 13 other NHLers who also won gold in the 2002 Olympics, in Salt Lake City.
8Named MVP of the 2004 NHL All Star Game.
9Replaced Dany Heatley on the cover of NHL 2004. (2003)
10Immediately handed over the Stanley Cup to Raymond Bourque after Commissioner Gary Bettman presented the trophy to him
11Won Conn Smythe Trophy in 1996 for the Avalanche
12Winner of 2001 Hart Trophy , Lady Byng Trophy & Lester B. Pearson Award as well as member of 2001 Stanley Cup Champion Colorado Avalanche
13Parents are Croatian immigrants
14Named MVP of 2002 Olympics
15He is the All-Time leader in goals, assists and points for the Quebec/Colorado franchise
16Drafted 15th overall by the Quebec Nordiques in 1987
17Children's names are Mitchell, Chase and Kamryn
18Brother Brian is a minor league veteran hockey player
191988 Canadian Major Junior Player of the Year while playing with Swift Current of the Western Hockey League
20Won the Hart Trophy (NHL MVP), the Lady Byng Trophy (Most Gentlemanly Player) and the Lester B. Pearson Trophy (NHL Player's choice as MVP) in 2001.
21Won Stanley Cups with Colorado in 1996 and 2001.
22Son of Croatian immigrants.
23Selected by the Quebec Nordiques (now the Colorado Avalanche) 15th overall in the 1987 NHL Entry Draft.
24He and wife Debbie have three children, son Mitchell and fraternal twins Chase (boy) and Kamryn (girl).
25Had 2 goals and 2 assists in Canada's gold medal win over Team USA in the 2002 Winter Olympics.
26Couldn't speak English until he entered kindergarten.
27Although media guides list his birthplace as Burnaby, he was actually born in Vancouver; he grew up in Burnaby.


Filmography

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Happy Gilmore1996Player at Hockey Tryouts (uncredited)

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
NHL 20032002Video GameHimself
Gold Rush 20022002Video documentaryTeam Canada Forward
Salt Lake City 2002: XIX Olympic Winter Games2002TV Mini-SeriesHimself
NHL Power Players: All-Stars of the Game1997VideoHimself
17th Annual American Century Championship2006TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Hockey Night in Canada2005TV SeriesHimself
TSN Hockey2005TV SeriesHimself
It's Our Game: Team Canada's Victory at the 2004 World Cup of Hockey2004Video documentaryHimself
NHL 20042003Video GameHimself - cover star

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Salt Lake 2002: Stories of Olympic Glory2003TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
The NHL's Masked Men: The Last Line of Defense1998Video documentaryHimself
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