American Ice hockey player, Dustin Byfuglien is a defense and forward of the Winnipeg Jets of the National Hockey League (NHL). Also, he is an alternate captain of the team.
Bio of Dustin Byfuglien
Dustin Byfuglien was born on 27 March 1985, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. he is the son of parents Rick Spencer (father) and Cheryl Byfuglien (mother).
He inherits mixed ethnicity from his parents, mother belongs to Afro-American while his father belongs to Norwegian and Swedish descent.
American citizen Dustin grew in Roseau, Minnesota. However, his parents never married each other. His stepfather Dale Smedso is a former ice hockey player while Dustin’s biological father played football. His brother’s name is Calvin Spencer. At a young age, he has exposed to ice hockey & instantly loved the sports.
He never received any formal education. Dustin was ineligible to play at the Roseau High School academically so Byfuglien moved to Warrenville, Illinois to play AAA under-18 hockey and then to Canada to play Junior Hockey.
Net Worth along with Contract of Dustin Byfuglien
Ice hockey player, Dustin has signed a contract with an average annual value of $7.6 Million with the Winnipeg Jets per season through 2020-21. In a 5 years contract, he will earn worth around $38 Million.
Defenseman Dustin Byfuglien has a net worth around $26 Million. Also, he earns $8 Million annual salaries while the reported salary is to be $6 Million. From his playing career, he has earned worth around $65,062,805 so far.
Married Life of Dustin Byfuglien Wife Emily
Dustin lives in Winnipeg, Canada with his wife Emily Byfuglien. He exchanged the wedding vows with his wife Emily in July 2014. Since then, the couple is happily living as a husband & wife. They have been married form more than 5 years & still going with any conflicts.
Dustin with his wife blessed with 3 kids. One of them is a daughter Kira Byfuglien born in 2011 before their marriage. After their marriage, the couple welcomed two sons Kai Byfuglien and Theo Byfuglien.
The couple traveled by their dog Walter a fox terrier boat in their lake house in Canada. The house is surrounded by nature & he is an avid fisherman. The couple is giving love & support to their children to grow in a healthy environment.
How tall is Dustin Byfuglien?
Dustin has a good height of 6 feet 5 inches with his body weighs 120 kilos. His hair is black with a pair of black eyes color.
Career in Ice Hockey
Dustin Byfuglien played junior hockey with teams of Western Hockey League like Brandon Wheat Kings and Prince George Cougars. In 2003, he has a draft by the Chicago Blackhawks. At the beginning of his career as a defense. After two seasons he joined the Rockford IceHogs. Also, he was awarded the American Hockey League’s Player of the Week. On 3 November 2007, Dustin returned to the Blackhawks. He recorded his first hat-trick against Phoenix Coyotes while plating for the Blackhawks. However, he led the Blackhawks to the titles of the Stanley Cup in the year 2010. He won the cup with his recorded 11 goals and 5 assists.
In the year 2010, the Blackhawks traded him to the Atlanta Thrashers. Dustin quickly has appointed the alternate captain of the team within a few months. He recorded a slap-shot at 102 mph in 2011 at the 2011 All-Star Game’s Skill Competition. He signed a $26 million contract of five years extension with the Atlanta Thrashers on 15 February 2011. Dustin recorded 12 goals and 41 assists for the Thrashers in the 2011-12 season. His performance impressed the Winnipeg Jets and he signs a $38 million contract for five years on 8 February 2016. Byfuglien will remain with the Jets through the 2020-2021 season. Also, he played at the World Cup of Hockey in the year 2016. Dustin recorded a total of one point and one assist and didn’t score any goals in the WCH.