Top 20 Richest Hockey Players In The World

Top 20 Richest Hockey Players In The World

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The 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey world championship is scheduled to be hosted by Slovakia, as mentioned by the IIHF during May 2015, this will be the second time Slovakia has been given the opportunity to host the event as an independent country.  Below are the top 20 richest hockey players in the world.


  1. Wayne Gretzky

Net Worth: $200 Million

Wayne Gretzky is a retried Canadian professional hockey player. He also served as and head coach. Gretzky has played more than 20 seasons in the NHL (National Hockey League) on behalf of four different teams. Wayne starts his professional career in 1975 which was end in 1999.


2. Mario Lemieux

Net Worth: $150 Million

Mario Lemieux is a Canadian former professional hockey player. He is currently the owner of the Pittsburgh Penguins. He played 17 National Hockey League seasons from 1984 to 2006. In 1984, Lemieux started his career with the Laval Voisins of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL).


3. PavelBure

Net Worth: $70 Million

PavelBure is a former Russian professional hockey player who played the right wing position. He played 12 seasons in the NHL with the Vancouver Canucks, New York Rangers and Florida Panthers. His career comes to end in June 2003.


4. Chris Pronger

Net Worth: $65 Million

Chris Pronger is retried Canadian professional hockey player. Currently he serving his services as advisor of hockey operations for the Florida Panthers. Throughout his career, he played for Hartfort Whalers, Edmonton Oilers and Ansheim Ducks.


5. Alexander Ovechkin

Net Worth: $60 Million

Russian professional ice hockey player is winger and captain of the Washington Capitals of the NHL. Ovechkinis known as one of the greatest hockey players in the history of the NHL. He won the Calder Memorial Trophy as rookie of the year, scoring 52 goals and 54 assists.


6. Jarome Iginla

Net Worth: $60 Million

Jarome Iginla is a retired Canadian professional hockey player. Iginla has played over 1500 games in the NHL for the Pittsburgh Penguins, Boston Bruins, Colorado Avalanche, Calgary Flames, and Los Angeles Kings.


7. Joe Sakic

Net Worth: $60 Million

Joe Sakic is a Canadian former professional hockey player. Sakic was one of the most productive forwards in the game, having twice scored 50 goals and earning at least 100 points in six different seasons Sakic played his entire 21-year NHL career with the Colorado Avalanche franchise.


8. Joe Thornton

Net Worth: $60 Million

Joe Thornton is a Canadian professional ice hockey player. He is senior player and captain of the San Jose Sharks of the NHL. Thornton also received the Art Ross and Hart Memorial Trophies as the league’s leading point-scorer and most valuable player.


9. Niclas Lidstrom

Net Worth: $60 Million

Erik Nicklas Lidström is a Swedish retired professional ice hockey defenceman who played 20 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Detroit Red Wings. He captained for the final six seasons of his career. He is known as one of the greatest defensemen in NHL history.


10. Rob Blake

Net Worth: $60 Million

Former Canadian professional ice hockey player Rob Blake is known as classic skills on field. Blake currently works as the General Manager and Vice-president of the Los Angeles Kings of the NHL.


11. Mark Messier

Net Worth: $55 Million

Mark Messier is a Canadian former professional hockey player. He served as assistant of president and general manager of the New York Rangers.He played professionally with the World Hockey Association (WHA)’s Indianapolis Racers and Cincinnati Stingers.


12. Martin Brodeur

Net Worth: $55 Million

Martin Brodeur is a Canadian American professional hockey player. He is executive vice president of business development for the New Jersey Devils. Brodeur won three Stanley Cup championships and five Eastern Conference titles.


13. Paul Kariya

Net Worth: $55 Million

Canadian former professional hockey player Paul Kariya is known for fast-skating offensive playing. He played 15 seasons in the NHL. He played  for the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, Colorado Avalanche, Nashville Predators and St. Louis Blues..


14. Sidney Crosby

Net Worth: $55 Million

Sidney Crosby is a Canadian professional hockey player who is captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins of the NHL. He is well known for his nicknamed “Sid the Kid” and he was selected as the first overall by the Penguins in the 2005 NHL Entry draft.


15. Peter Forsberg

Net Worth: $54 Million

Peter Forsberg is former Swedish professional hockey player.In 2017 Forsberg was named one of the ‘100 Greatest NHL Players’ in history. His 19-year professional career includes 13 years in the National Hockey League (NHL), where he won two Stanley Cups with the Colorado Avalanche with many individual honors including the Hart Memorial Trophy in 2003.


16. Ed Jovanovski

Net Worth: $53 Million

Edward “Ed” Jovanovski is former Canadian professional hockey player, who was played as defenceman. He is of Macedonian descent and has earned First All-Star, Second All-Star, and All-Rookie Team honors. Jovanovski played major junior ice hockey for two seasons with the Windsor Spitfires of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL).


17. Daniel Alfredsson

Net Worth: $51 Million

Daniel Alfredsson is a Swedish former professional hockey player. He was the 75th player to reach 1,000 career points in the NHL, scoring three goals in a win over the Buffalo Sabres on 22 October 2010. His professional career started in 1992 till 2014.


18. Keith Tkachuk

Net Worth: $50 Million

Keith Tkachuk is an American former professional hockey player who played in the NHL. His sons play for the Calgary Flames and the Ottawa Senators. Tkachuk is mostly known for being one five American-born players to score 500 goals. He is considered to be one of the greatest American players in NHL history.


19. Mike Modano

Mike Modano is an American former professional hockey player. He spent the final season of his NHL career with his hometown Detroit Red Wings. Modano is considered one of the most influential figures in hockey, in Texas and the southern United States.


20. Patrik Elias

Net Worth: $50 Million

Patrik Elias is an American retired hockey player. He played over 20 seasons in the NHL. Elias is the franchise all-time leader in goals and points. Elias has won the Stanley Cup twice with the Devils, in 2000 and 2003. He also ranked second in points by a Czech born player in the NHL behind Jaromir Jagr.

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