Ice Hockey is a very common game mostly in Canada, Russia, Sweden, Finland, etc. Such passion for the game has developed several top players who through their skills and talent have got many names and applause from the supporters. Moreover, they have made substantial amounts of money because of their outstanding skill and their love and with their skills in this game. Besides, they have made considerable earnings because of how good they are at the game. Ranking of Top 5 Richest Ice Hockey Players in the World 2023.
Here is the list of the Ice Hockey players who are the best and richest in the world along with their net worth (as of 2024) and their country of origin.
1. Wayne Gretzky: $250 Million (Canada)
Among hockey legends is “the greatest one,” Wayne Gretzky who holds several NHL scoring records which might remain unbeatable anytime soon. He won four Stanley Cups, including three consecutive ones with Edmonton, the Oilers, and the Kings. While playing for a total of 21 seasons, Gretzka made as much as 118 million dollars which equates to one dollar per point. Surprisingly, Margaritaville has an investment valued at $200 million owned by Gretzky alone. The fact that, at this time, Gretzky’s current net worth stands roughly at $250m, goes to show just how intelligent and perceptive he was, as well as remains to be.
2. Mario Lemieux: $200 Million (Canada)
If we look at 2nd ice richest hockey player he was Mario Lemieux. Many people regard Leo as one of the best. He earned two Stanley Cups as a brain center with the Pittsburgh Penguins and three Hart trophies. Lemieux was an advanced player as he was smashing players with superior skills and intelligence in playing hockey. During his 20 NHL seasons, Leeux earned a total salary of $179 million. He became the Penguins’ full owner due to his achievement which made the team profitable.
3. Alexander Ovechkin: $80 Million (Russia)
No doubt the best goal scorer of all time with most of the regular season and playoff goals in NHL history Alexander Ovechkin. He assisted Washington’s capitals in winning their first Stanley Cup in 2018. He has to his credit, he has won three Hart trophies. His powerful snap and endless stamina have been earning him an incredible salary for 14 NHL seasons totaling up to $93 million. Off the ice, companies like CCM, Nike, and Gatorade have an annual endorsement contract of over 25 million dollars with Ovechkin.
4. Pavel Vladimirovich Bure: $70 Million (Russia)
He was a very impressive scoring winger who played 15 productive seasons with the NHL. His lethal shot, combined with his tremendous speed earned him the nickname “Russian Rocket.” He won the Hart Trophy in 1995 and he thrice scored more than anyone else and scored most points. In total, Bure earned close to $50 million playing for the Canucks, Flames, and Rangers. The vast number of restaurants and their worth is just below $ 20 M.
5. Joe Sakic: $65 Million (Columbia)
The 5th ice richest player is Joe Sakic one of the best hockey centers in NHL history who played for 20 years for the Quebec Nordiques and Colorado Avalanche. Aviators propelled him to triumph in not one, but two Stanley Cups as well as Art Ross and Hart and Lester, BPearson. During the period he spent in the NHL, Sakic earned more than USD 150 million as a salary in addition to nearly USD 25 million by way of some brands’ (notably Bauer, Nike, and Honda) agreements. In 2009, Sakics retired and ventured into an avalanche franchise worth nearly sixty-five million dollars, today.