Jay Bouwmeester is a Canadian former ice hockey defenceman who last played with the NHL team, St. Louis Blues. He quietly retired from his Hockey career and announced his retirement on 11 January 2021. The player was best recognized for his skating ability and had a capable offensive player from his defensive position.
He started his professional NHL career with the Florida Panthers and then Calgary Flames. Furthermore, he has appeared in 737 consecutive regular-season between 2004-14 which made him the longest iron man steaks in NHL history. Wanna know more information then keep on scrolling while reading his net worth and health issues.
Caption: The retired Canadian ice hockey, Jay Bouwmeester.
Source: New York Post
Jay Bouwmeester: Bio, Family, Career
The former ice hockey player was born on 27 September 1983, in Edmonton, Alberta. He was born as the son of parents Dan and Gena Bouwmeester. Further, his father has worked as a school teacher and coach in Edmonton. Also, he had played defense for the University of Alberta Golden Bears hockey team. He grew up with his older sister named Jill.
From a young age, he began in interest to make his career in ice hockey after being inspired by his father. For that, he began to learn to skate from a young age. In his earlier career, he had played in the 1996 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament with a minor ice hockey team from Edmonton. In the 1998 Bantam Draft, he was selected by the Medicine Hat Tigers in the first overall at the Western Hockey League appearing in eight games.
He then debuted his NHL with the Panthers in the 2002-03 season and has appeared in all 82 games for Florida. In November 2002, he had scored his first NHL goal against Chicago Blackhawks. And he was named as the 2003 NHL All-Rookie Team on defense. The Panthers traded him to the Calgary Flames in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.
In 2013, he was traded to the St. Louis Blues for prospects Mark Cundari and Reto Berra, as well as a first-round draft pick. Moreover, he had played in three World Junior Championships with the Canadian junior team.
Jay Bouwmeester: Personal Life & Wife
Speaking of his love life, he is not single at the moment. He has been happily married to his girlfriend turned wife Devon Cunningham. Devon identifies herself as a dermatology nurse working with Dermatology Associates in St. Louis. After knowing for years, the duo tied a knot in 2011 in a wedding ceremony attended by more than 300 family and friends.
The couple has welcomed three children together. He had his first child Linna Bouwmeester (b. in 2012) before their wedding. They welcomed their second child Carys Bouwmeester (b. in 2015) after their wedding and their third child in 2018. Unfortunately, on 11 February 2020, he collapsed on the bench of his team during the game against Anaheim Ducks.
At that time, he went on to cardiac arrest and had an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) procedure to restore his heart’s normal rhythm. However, he now has been recovering from his health issues and spending quality time with his family. Additionally, he officially announced his retirement from his hockey career after 11 months of the incident.
Caption: The ice hockey player, Jay.
Jay Bouwmeester: Net Worth & Social Media Profiles
Coming over to his earning, he has an estimated net worth of around $50 million from his NHL career. Further, he reported that he made $1.1 million during his first season with the Florida Panthers. And he gradually increase his pay and coming to the 2009-10 season, he had an amount of $7 million. In February 2020, he quietly retire from his athletic career.
It seems that he is fairly active over different social media platforms. On Instagram, he has an unverified account @justanotherjay with 240 followers. However, he seems not to prefer spending his time on these social media networking sites.
Jay Bouwmeester: Body Measurements
The athlete has a slim physical appearance that stands to a tall height of 6 feet 4 inches or 1.93 meters. His body weighs around 98 kg with unknown body measurements of chest or waist. He has blue eyes color with brown hair color.