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Dustin Byfuglien Bio, Age, Net Worth 2022, Salary, Wife, Children, Height

Dustin Byfuglien Bio, Age, Net Worth 2022, Salary, Wife, Children, Height

Facts of Dustin Byfuglien

Full Name:Dustin Byfuglien
Birth Date:March 27, 1985
Age:39 years
Profession:Ice Hockey Player
Height: 6 feet 5 inches (1.96m)
WifeEmily Byfuglien
MarriedEmily Byfuglien(2014)
Net Worth$25 million
Salary$8 million
Eye ColorBlack
Hair ColorBlack
Birth PlaceMinneapolis, Minnesota
FatherRick Spencer
MotherCheryl Byfuglien
SiblingsCalvin Spencer
KidsKira, Kai, Theo
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NHL Right Winger, who was named his first NHL All-Star game in 2011 and represents the Winnipeg Jets.

Early Days of Dustin Byfuglien

Dustin was born on March 27, 1985, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Currently, he is 34 years old with a birth sign of Aries. He is the son of Cheryl Byfuglien and Rick Spencer. Rick is African American while Cheryl is of Norwegian and Swedish descent. The couple never married. He also has a brother Calvin Spencer. Dustin holds an American nationality and belongs to mixed ethnicity.

Furthermore, he grew up in Roseau, Minnesota, and his stepfather Dale Smedso is a former ice hockey player while his birth father played football. Dustin was already exposed to ice hockey at a young age and he loved the sport immediately.

What College Did Dustin Byfuglien attend?

Byfuglien never received a formal education. He was not allowed to play at the Roseau High School academically so he moved to Warrenville, Illinois to play AAA-U18 ice hockey and then to Canada to play junior hockey. An American Ice hockey player has an appealing body figure. He stands at a height of 6 feet 5 inches and weighs 120 kg. Moreover, he has black hair color and black eyes color.

Dustin Byfuglien happily Married his wife Emily Byfuglien, How many Children did the couple shared?

Dustin Byfuglien is a married man. He is married to Emily Byfuglien. The couple married in July 2014. They have three children. Dustin and Emily had their first child a daughter named Kira, while they still dating on the 28th of  December 2011. Their second son Kai was welcomed to the world somewhere in 2015, while the youngest son named Theo was born in August 2017.

Dustin Byfuglien with is wife at their wedding day
Caption: Dustin Byfuglien with his wife on their wedding day

The couple lives a happily married life together. The couple lives in Winnipeg, Canada with their three children and a wire fox terrier dog in a lakeside house in Canada where Dustin an avid fisherman, enjoys going boating.

What is the Net Worth and Salary of Dustin Byfuglien?

The salary of Dustin Byfuglien in 2018 was $8 million. The Byfuglien contract stipulates salaries of  $ 8 million in 2019 and $6 million in 2020. Therefore the evaluation of his net worth at $25 million. Payments for hockey players can vary considerably. Some NHL hockey players earn up to $15 million or more, though most earn significantly less.

Typically, an ice hockey star in the NHL is paid around $2.5 million a year. In non-professional hockey, the median earns about $65,000 annually. Olympic hockey players earn around $100,000 a year, depending on the country.

In addition, the Winnipeg Jets announced that they have signed Byfuglien, 30, for a five-year, $38 million contract to stay in Winnipeg. His annual average salary of $8 million makes him one of the five highest-paid defenders in the entire league. Byfuglien’s new deal also makes him the highest-paid player on the jet.

Dustin Byfuglien’s Career

  • Byfuglien played against junior hockey with Western Hockey League (WHL) as Brandon Wheat Kings and Prince George Cougars. In 2003 he was drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks.
  • He played defense at the beginning of his career and then expanded his periphery as the team’s right-wing.
  • After two seasons at Blackhawks, he joined the Rockford IceHogs.
  • With the team, he was awarded the Player of the Week of the American Hockey League.
  • On November 3, 2007, he returned to the Blackhawks. With the Blackhawks, he recorded his first hat-trick against Phoenix Coyotes.
  • He led the Blackhawks 2010 to the titles of the Stanley Cup.
  • Blackhawks won the trophy in the same year in which Dustin scored 11 goals and 5 assists.
Dustin Byfuglien
Caption: Dustin Byfuglien while playing Ice hockey(Photo: CBS Sports)
  • Afterward, in 2010, Blackhawks traded Dustin to the Atlanta Thrashers. First deployed in defense, within a few months he was appointed deputy captain of the team.
  • At the All-Star Game Skill Competition in 2011, he took a shot in 2011 at 102 mph.
  • On February 15, 2011, Byfuglien signed a contract for five years with 26 million US dollars at the Atlanta Thrashers.
  • In the season 2011/12, he scored 12 goals and 41 assists for the Thrashers.
  • His performance impressed the Winnipeg Jets and led him to complete $ 38 million in contracts for five years on February 8, 2016.
  • He will stay with the Jets throughout the 2020-21 season.
  • Dustin also played at the World Cup of Ice Hockey (WCH) in 2016 and represented America.