Steve Yzerman is an eminent retired professional ice hockey player of Canadian origin. Apart from being a professional hockey player, he has been successful in achieving the position of general manager for the team of Canada of IIHF World Championships for the year 2007. He was successful to guide his team to win.
He was famous for winning a gold medal in the Olympics and also an achiever of the Stanley Cup. His net worth is estimated somewhere around a $ 50 million that is a quantitative amount. The evaluators are astonished by the net worth if this retired Canadian ice hockey player.
Steve Yzerman took birth on 9th May 1965 at Cranbrook, Canada. He was born to Jean Yzerman and Ron Yzerman. His upbringing was along with three other siblings whose names are Christopher Yzerman, Gray Yzerman, Michael Yzerman, and Ronnie – Jean Yzerman. Steve grew up in the city of Napean, Ontario and was a regular attendee at Bell High School. He decided to make his career get started by playing under the team Napean Riders Junior Hockey Team.
After gaining little experience regarding the style and techniques, he moved on to play for the Peterborough Petes. On attaining the age of 21, he became the captain of the fabulous team Detroit Red Wings.
He served there as a captain for consecutive two years. Finally, he got heaped with a fortune in the year 1997, as he got ample opportunities to exhibit his leadership qualities by leading the team Detroit Red Wings. His team won the Stanley Cup after defeating their opponents Philadelphia Flyers in the final tournament.
Stephen Gregory Yzerman first went for playing under the team Nepean Raiders Junior. Then he moved on to play for Peterborough Petes that was a part of the team Ontario Hockey League. They drafted Steve in the year 1981 and played there until the arrival of the year 1983. Two rich personalities Mike and Marian Ilitch had signed the deal of purchasing the team the Detroit Red Wings in the year 1982. The New York Islanders went for selecting him till the third round, and even for the fourth pick, they opted for selecting Steve Yzerman for the 4th pick. Soon he became famous and was known as the irreplaceable ice hockey professional. He was successful in leading the Red Wings in the first’s divisional title in just 23 years. He has a record of making 65 goals on having 90 assistance.
He proudly finished in the 3rd position and made points behind Mario Lemieux and the famous personality Wayne Gretzky. He was named the league MVP that was declared by the NHL Players Association. He became the finalist of the Heart Memorial Trophy, an honorable and prestigious award that is awarded by the NHL Writers. During his pick time in career, he never had a good relationship with his co-associate Scotty Bowman.
Even his team Red Wings thought of trading him to the Ottawa Senators that is considered to be one of the worst team whole of the league series. He was also thought being traded to the Montreal Canadiens, but he managed to spend some more days making the team win almost 62 regular seasons. He managed to defeat the Wayne Gretzky’s team St. Louis Blues that was announced in the Western Semifinal Conference. They lost to the Colorado Avalanche with the score of 4-2 in the Final Conference. In the year 1997, the team Detroit Red Wings won the prestigious Stanley Cup after defeating the Philadelphia Flyers who’s score was 4-0 during the final Championship. In the year 1998, Detroit was again successful in winning the game by defeating there string opponent Washington Capitals, and finally, Yzerman was honored with the MVP Award. In the very next year, Yzerman became the most acclaimed 11th positioned player who was capable of scoring goals counting to 600 while in the tournament of NHL.
Yzerman suffered severe knee injuries, and this made him miss about 30 seasonal games. But his effort was healthy enough to make his team lead the season and achieve the 10 Stanley Cup and had a strong win over the Carolina Hurricanes. Yzerman ranked with a leading position of sixth and was counted among the all-time professional high score in the history of NHL.
His retired was declared in the year 2007, January 2nd and was enlisted for receiving the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame in the year 2008. In 2006, he was again named in the cadre of Vice-President Operations and served the team being an Alternate Governor till he got hired away by the Red Wings to serves as the teams General Manager guiding the Tampa Bay Lightning in the year 2010.
Steve has a short and simple personal life that is much away from the spotlight of media. He is happily married to Liza Brennan, and the couple has been parents to three children. The couple along with their children resides in the city of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan Yzerman has citizenship of United States.
His family is very happy with all his professional achievements.
Full Name: Stephen Gregory Yzerman
Date of Birth: 9th May 1965
Birth Place: Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada
Age: 53 Year Old
Profession: Hockey Player
Height: 5 Feet 11 Inches / 1.80 m
Net worth: $50 Million