Joe Sakic Net Worth

March 19, 2024
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DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 18: Colorado Avalanche Executive Vice President Joe Sakic talks to media about the upcoming season, September 18, 2014. Avalanche veterans reported today for physicals and media availability at the Pepsi Center. (Photo by RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

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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