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Stephen Gregory Yzerman Wiki Biography
Steve Yzerman was born on the 9th May 1965, in Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada, and is a former professional hockey player who spent his entire career with the NHL team the Detroit Red Wings; Yzerman played centre and is considered as one of the greatest players of all time, and being inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. Thanks to his long career and hockey skills, Yzerman’s net worth significantly increased; his career started in 1983 and ended in 2006.
Have you ever wondered how rich Steve Yzerman is, as of mid- 2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Steve Yzerman’s net worth is as high as $40 million, earned largely through his successful career in the NHL. In addition to being an icon of this sport, Yzerman is currently working as the general manager of the NHL team the Tampa Bay Lightning, which is still improving his wealth.
Steve Yzerman Net Worth $40 Million
Stephen Gregory Yzerman grew up in the Nepean suburb of Ottawa, Ontario, and went to Bell High School while playing hockey for Nepean Raiders Junior A. The Peterborough Petes of the Ontario Hockey League drafted Yzerman in 1981, and he played there until 1983. Mike and Marian Ilitch had purchased the Detroit Red Wings in 1982, and the 1983 season was their first as the club’s new owners, and they wanted to draft local kid Pat LaFontaine, but the New York Islanders selected him as the 3rd pick in the first round. They instead opted for Steve Yzerman as the 4th pick, and he went on to become an irreplaceable player for the franchise.
Yzerman recorded 39 goals and 48 assists in his rookie season, and finished second in the voting for the Calder Memorial Trophy (Rookie of the Year) award. He became the youngest ever player to appear in the NHL All-Star Game at 18 years, 267 days, a record which lasted for 27 years until broken by Jeff Skinner, by just eight days. In 1986/87 season, the head coach Jacques Demers named Yzerman as a team captain, becoming the youngest captain in the team’s history at 21 years of age.
Yzerman led the Red Wings to their first divisional title in 23 years, and in 1988/89 recorded 65 goals and 90 assists to finish third in points behind Mario Lemieux and Wayne Gretzky, but was named the league’s MVP by the NHL Players Association, and was a finalist for the Hart Memorial Trophy, an MVP award by the NHL writers.
Scotty Bowman took over from Demers in 1993, and the relationship between him and Yzerman was quite cold, and the Red Wings even considered trading Yzerman to the Ottawa Senators, at the time one of the worst teams in the league. Yzerman drastically improved in defence and the team decided to keep him, so he led them to the 1994/95 Stanley Cup Finals, their first since 1966. However, the New Jersey Devils’ golden generation swept them in four games.
The next season, there were rumours that Detroit wanted to trade Yzerman to the Montreal Canadiens, but he stayed and helped them in winning 62 regular season games and becoming the hot favourites for the title. They defeated Wayne Gretzky’s St. Louis Blues in the Western Conference Semifinals, but lost to the Colorado Avalanche 4-2 in the Conference Finals.
In 1997, the Detroit Red Wings won their first Stanley Cup in 42 years after destroying the Philadelphia Flyers 4-0 in the Finals. In 1998, Detroit won back to back titles after sweeping the Washington Capitals, and Yzerman won the MVP Award. In October 1999, Yzerman became the 11th player to score 600 goals in the NHL. His net worth continued to grow.
In 2001/02 season Yzerman suffered a knee injury, and missed 30 regular season games, but was healthy enough to lead his team to its tenth Stanley Cup with a win over the Carolina Hurricanes. His knee injury troubled him again in the 2002/03 season, so he was forced to miss the first 66 matches of the year. In May 2004, Yzerman suffered an eye injury from a deflected puck, and had an operation, forcing him to miss the rest of the season as well as the 2004 World Cup of Hockey.
In 2005, Yzerman penned his last professional one-year contract with the Red Wings, and scored his final goal against Calgary Flames in April 2006. He announced his retirement in July 2006.
Apart from managing the Canadian national team, Steve was subsequently named the Red Wings team vice-president, but in 2010 he moved to a more hands-on position with the Tampa Bay Lightning, where he remains to the present.
Regarding his personal life, Steve Yzerman has three children with his wife Lisa Brennan, and the family currently reside in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Yzerman also has American citizenship.
|Net Worth||$40 Million|
|Date Of Birth||May 9, 1965|
|Place Of Birth||Cranbrook, Canada|
|Height||5' 11" (1.8 m)|
|Profession||Ice hockey player|
|Education||Bell High School|
|Children||Maria Charlotte, Isabelle Katherine,Sophia Rose|
|Parents||Jean Yzerman, Ron Yzerman|
|Siblings||Gary Yzerman, Ronnie-Jean Yzerman, Christopher Yzerman, Michael Yzerman|
|1||Pictured on one of six Canadian commemorative postage stamps issued 23 September 2016, celebrating hockey forwards. Other players honored in this issue were Sidney Crosby, Guy Lafleur, Mark Messier, Phil Esposito, and Steve Yzerman.|
|2||Currently acting General Manager of the Tampa Bay Lightning.|
|3||Invited to attend Team Canada's 5-day Olympic orientation camp on Aug 15th that starts in Vancouver. [August 2005]|
|4||Announced his retirement as a player on Monday, July 3, 2006. [July 2006]|
|5||Steve Yzerman is mentioned in the Kid Rock song "Devil Without a Cause", "I'm in it to win it like Yzerman". Kid Rock is from Detroit - where Steve played hockey for the Detroit Red Wings.|
|6||Had his number 19 retired by the Detroit Red Wings on January 2, 2007 before a game against the Anaheim Ducks.|
|7||Announced his retirement from hockey finishing his career ranked 6th all-time in NHL career points.|
|8||Retired from playing hockey in 2006.|
|9||Won the World Cup in 2004.|
|10||Named 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.|
|11||Served as the captain of the Detroit Red Wings until 2006, but is now the Vice President/Alternate Governor for the Red Wings organization.|
|12||Center with the National Hockey League's Detroit Red Wings, 1983-1984 thru 2005-2006.|
|13||Has dual Canadian/American citizenship.|
|14||Became the 3rd player to win a Gold Medal and a Stanley Cup in same season. Only teammate Brendan Shanahan (2002 Team Canada & Detroit Red Wings) and Ken Morrow (1980 Team USA & New York Islanders) accomplished the feat.|
|15||Steve & his wife Lisa have three daughters, Isabella Katherine (b. 1994), Maria Charlotte (b. 21 April 1998), Sophia Rose (b. 14 May 1999).|
|16||Became a U.S. citizen [14 May 2001]|
|17||His paternal grandfather emigrated to Canada from the Apeldoorn area of the Netherlands in 1901.|
|18||Is the 3rd of 5 children.|
|19||Was A 1st Round Draft Pick (4th Overall) in 1983 Draft.|
|20||He won the Conn Smythe Trophy as Playoff MVP in the 1998 Playoffs and the Frank Selke Award for best defensive player in 2000.|
|21||He was born in Cranbrook, British Columbia, but raised in Nepean, Ontario.|
|22||Steve grew up in the Ottawa suburb of Nepean, Ontario. The city celebrated Steve Yzerman day on November 2, 1996 and renamed the Nepean Sportsplex's hockey rink to the Steve Yzerman Hockey Arena.|
|23||In November 2000, scored his 1,500th point on the 20th, played in his 1,200th game on the 24th, and scored his 600th goal on the 26th.|
|24||Set team rookie records for goals (39) and points (87), 1983-1984.|
|25||He was runner up for the Calder Trophy to Tom Barrasso and was selected to the NHL All-Rookie Team in 1983-1984.|
|One Week||2008/I||special thanks|
|Rome Is Burning||2006-2010||TV Series||Himself|
|The Hour||2009||TV Series||Himself|
|Farewell from Moscow: The Igor Larionov Farewell Game||2006||Documentary short|
|2003 NHL Awards||2003||TV Special||Himself|
|Red Alert: Hockeytown 3||2002||Video documentary||Detroit Red Wings Forward #19|
|Gold Rush 2002||2002||Video documentary||Team Canada Forward|
|Salt Lake City 2002: XIX Olympic Winter Games||2002||TV Mini-Series||Himself|
|Lord Stanley's Cup: Hockey's Ultimate Prize||2000||Video documentary||Himself|
|Late Show with David Letterman||1998||TV Series||Himself|
|1998 Stanley Cup Finals||1998||TV Series||Himself - Detroit Red Wings Centre|
|The NHL's Masked Men: The Last Line of Defense||1998||Video documentary||Himself|
|1984 NHL All-Star Game||1984||TV Special||Himself - Campbell Conference Center|
|Rome Is Burning||2010||TV Series||Himself|