This article will be focusing on the exploits of Joe Sakic. But, before that, who is Joe Sakic? Well, Joe Sakic is a former Canadian Ice hockey player and captain of the national team. He played for the Quebec Nordiques, which was renamed to Colorado Avalanche. His entire 21-year career was based around a single team. Sakic is regarded as one of the greatest team leaders in league history. He has led his team to the prestigious Stanley Cup on 2 occasions, 1996 and 2001. However, under his guidance as a General Manager, Sakic won the third cup in 2022. Apart from this, he has also won the gold medal in the 2002 Olympics and the 2004 world cup. Position-wise, Sakic is considered one of the best centers and forwards to have ever played the game.
Sakic has many milestones as well to his name. Sakic has scored a massive 1500 points, with the last one coming against Washington Capitals. He has played over 1300 games for Colorado. To back this up, he has scored more than 600 goals and 900 assists. In total, Sakic has played more than 1000 matches in his career. Sakic is one of four players to captain his team to a Stanley Cup championship and win the Hart Memorial Trophy in the same year. He is also a member of the prestigious Triple Gold Club! a term used for players who have won an Olympic gold medal, a World Championship gold medal, and the Stanley Cup.
What is Joe Sakic’s net worth?
Talking about the monetary estimations, the Canadian has a whopping $ 65 million. Most of this has been accrued from his successful hockey career. Apart from playing hockey, Sakic tried his hands at commentary and was pretty successful in that. He reportedly earned around $ 1o million from it. From various sources, it has been found that Joe Sakic is the 7th richest NHL player. During his 21-year career for Colorado Avalanches, Sakic used to get a monthly salary of $ 500,000 thousand per month. While on the other hand, his yearly salary was around $ 5 million.
Apart from these, Sakic enjoys royalty from the various merchandise that is on display on various e-commerce websites. Being a notable figure in the ice hockey world, his fans are sure to have a go at his products. So, if you are yourself a part of this fanbase, don’t forget to check out his merchandise! These merchandises are available on Nordstorm and eBay.
Additionally, Sakic has invested in real estate as well. Currently, he resides in an 8,706 sq. ft house in Englewood, Colorado (CO), US. This house cost him around $3,825,000. He had one more house, which was located in Littleton, Colorado (CO), US. However, the house was sold for $1,225,000 in December 2002.
Career and Other
Joe Sakic was born in Burnaby, British Columbia. He is married to Debbie, and the couple has 3 children. It is said that this sweet romantic story started at the local high school when he was playing in Swift Current. Apart from playing hockey, Sakic is a golf enthusiast. He has even competed in a celebrity Pro-Am golf tournament which is held in Lake Tahoe in 2006. Every year he also organizes a charity golf tournament for the poor people living in the vicinity. All the money that’s collected is then sent to the Food Bank of the Rockies program. The charity program has fed more than 7 million hungry stomachs. Due to this immense impact of the program, he has received the NHL Foundation Player Award in 2007. In June 2012, Sakic was selected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility.
A poster boy in his local area, Sakic, has been nicknamed “Burnaby Joe“. While in Colorado, he is referred to as “Super Joe“. In his hometown, a street has been named Joe Sakic Way to honor him. Sakic has even tried his hands in the entertainment industry. He has an uncredited role in the movie Happy Gilmore as a “player at hockey tryouts“.
As Joe is appointed as the General Manager of the Colorado Avalanche, we wish him good luck in his future endeavors.