The game of hockey is quite popular, especially among Canada, Russia, Sweden, Finland and others. The love for this game has produced many great players who with their skills and talent have earned a lot of name and adoration from the fans. Not just this, they have also earned a significant amount of money owing to their excellence in playing the game. Here is a list of top 10 richest hockey players in the world 2023-2024 along with some basic information about them.
Top 10 Richest Hockey Players in the World 2023
The table provides the list of the top 10 richest hockey players in the world along with their net worth (as in 2023) and their nationality.
|Name||Nationality||Net worth (2023)|
|Wayne Gretzky||Canada||$250 million|
|Mario Lemieux||Canada||$200 million|
|Alexander Ovechkin||Russia||$80 million|
|Pavel Bure||Russia||$70 million|
|Chris Pronger||Canada||$65 million|
|Joe Sakic||Canada||$65 million|
|Jarome Iginla||Canada||$60 million|
|Joe Thornton||Canada||$60 million|
|Nicklas Lidstrom||Sweden||$60 million|
|Rob Blake||Canada||$60 million|
World’s 10 Richest Hockey Players
Explore net worth, nationality, and other information about the world’s 10 richest hockey players:
1. Wayne Gretzky
Also known as ‘the Great One’, Wayne Gretzky is a former professional hockey player from Canada. Gretzky has played 20 seasons of hockey for four different teams and is considered one of the greatest hockey players by many. He is the only NHL player to score over 200 points in one season, in a total of four seasons.
2. Mario Lemieux
Mario Lemieux is another professional hockey player from Canada who had played for 17 NHL seasons. One of the best hockey players of the world, Mario is called by the nicknames ‘The Magnificent One’, ‘Le Magnifique’ and ‘Super Mario’. He was included in the 2017 list of 100 Greatest NHL Players and has his name in Hockey Hall of Fame and Canada’s Walk of Fame.
3. Alexander Ovechkin
Alexander Ovechkin is a Russian hockey player and one of the greatest goal scorers of all time. He has represented Russia on in thirteen World Championships and won thrice. The fans have given him the nicknames ‘Ovi’ and ‘the Great Eight’. With a net worth of $200 million, Ovechkin is the third richest hockey player in the world.
4. Pavel Bure
Also known as ‘the Russian Rocket’ Pavel Bure is a hockey player from Russia who has played in 12 seasons of NHL. Bure was listed on the 100 Greatest NHL Players in history in 2017 and has earned many other accolades for his performance as well. Owing to his great speed, acceleration and agility, he has been given the nickname of Russian Rocket.
5. Chris Pronger
Chris Pronger is a former Canadian hockey player known for his great defence skill in the game. He has won Olympic gold medals at the 2002 and 2010 Winter Olympics and have earned quite a few awards for his skills in the game. However, he is also considered one of the dirtiest players who has been suspended 8 times form NHL.
6. Joe Sakic
Joe Sakic is a former professional ice hockey player who has played 21 seasons in NFL for the Quebec Nordiques and Colorado Avalanche. One of the greatest team leaders in the history of league, Sakic is also known as ‘Burnaby Joe’. In this list of top 10 richest hockey players in the world 2023, Sakic ranks sixth with a net worth of $65 million.
7. Jarome Iginla
Jarome Iginla (full name Jarome Arthur-Leigh Adekunle Tig Junior Elvis Iginla) is a former ice hockey winger from Canada. Iginla, or Iggy as many fans call him, has participated in three Olympics games and won gold medal twice. Other than being a great hockey player, Iginla is also known for his charity and philanthropy.
8. Joe Thornton
Joseph Eric Thornton, also known as Jumbo Joe, is a renowned ice hockey player admired for his on-ice vision, passing ability and power forward style of play. Winner of multiple awards, Joe is the only player in NHL history to win the Hart Memorial Trophy and Art Ross Trophy while switching clubs in his winning campaign.
9. Nicklas Lidstrom
Nicklas Lidstrom is a former professional ice hockey player from Sweden who has played 20 seasons in the NHL. Nicklas is considered as one of the greatest defensemen in NHL history and has earned the nickname ‘The Perfect Human’. He is also inducted into Hockey Hall of Fame and listed among ‘100 Greatest NHL Players’ in history.
10. Rob Blake
Rob Blake is a former player of hockey and the current general manager of the Los Angeles Kings of NHL. With an Olympic gold medal, World Championship gold medal and Stanley Cup, Blake is a member of Triple Gold Club. With a net worth of $60 million, Blake is featured in this list of top 10 richest hockey players in the world 2023.
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