Who is Sheldon Souray? What is net worth of Sheldon Souray? Sheldon Sharik Souray is a former professional Canadian Ice hockey player regarded as one of the most popular hockey players of all time. Sheldon is famous as a two-way defenseman. Numerous technical assets such as a good vision and an intelligent game reading skill, coupled with heavy Slap-shot, make him a very influential player on the field. He is considered to have natural leadership quality, but sometimes he had been criticized for being injury-prone. He played 13 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) and played in the NHL All-Star Game in 2004, 2007, and 2009.
Sheldon Souray Biography and Family
Sheldon was born on July 13, 1976, in Elk Point, Alberta, Canada. His father Richard Souray and mother Lillian Souray divorced when he was in elementary school and he first spent his childhood with his mother and then moved with his father at the age of nine. He has an elder sister. He attended Archbishop O’Leary Catholic High School, Edmonton, Alberta.
Sheldon dated model, actress Kylie Bax in his young age. After that, he married to former Baywatch actress Angelica Bridges and the couple had two children. They separated in 2007. After the separation with her wife Brigade, Sheldon began dating former WWE wrestler Kelly Kelly and they got married last year.
Sheldon Souray Net Worth
Sheldon Souray has a net worth of $18.2 Million US dollars as of 2017. Professional ice hockey player Sheldon is very well paid. In 2007 he signed $27 Million contracts for five years with the Edmonton Oilers and in 2012 signed a three-year contract for $11 million with the Anaheim Ducks. The hockey star earns $3.5 Million per year.
Many big amounts deal with many professional teams throughout his career and a restaurant business gives him a consistent financial success.
Sheldon Souray Assets
Sheldon has a big house in Boucherville, Canada and was the owner of a luxury mansion in Malibu, California. Other than this he is the owner of many luxurious cars.
Sheldon Souray Business Model
Sheldon invested in the hospitality business by opening a pizzeria along with Martin Brodeur, former goaltender in the NHL and Andrea Dell’Orefice. His popularity in ice hockey influenced many brands and companies to sign endorsement deals with him.
Career: Sheldon started his professional career with the Fort Saskatchewan Traders in Alberta Junior Hockey League. He played in the Western Hockey League for the Tri-City Americans. In the NHL Draft, 1994 he was selected in the third round, 71st overall and picked by the New Jersey Devils. After his debut in the NHL in the 1997-98 season, he established himself as a regular participant in the NHL. Afterward, he signed with Montreal Canadiens. With the Montreal Canadiens, Sheldon spends the best time of his career.
Signing an expensive contract with the Edmonton Oilers in 2007, Sheldon continued his successful career in the NHL. In 2008-09 he became an NHL All-Star with a record 23 goals and 53 points.
After recovering from injury Sheldon made a successful comeback with Dallas Stars in 2011. He stayed here for a single season, but he earned popularity and respect from Dallas fans quickly.
In 2012 he signed with the Anaheim Ducks. With the help Sheldon’s good performance the Ducks managed to qualify for the 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs. It was for the first time Sheldon makes his appearance in the Stanley Cup playoffs. With this team, he earned his 300th career NHL point which is also a personal milestone for him.
He was also a member of Canada men’s national Ice hockey team participated in Ice Hockey World Championship,2005.
Sheldon concluded his 18 years long ice hockey career in 2015.
Games Played – 758
Goals – 109
Assists – 191
Points – 300
Penalties in Minutes – 1145
Sheldon received the Hardest Shot award at the NHL All-Star Skills Competition in 2004, and also owned the Hardest Shot at the Edmonton Oilers Skills Competition in 2009.
He is the record holder of most single-season power-play goals by a defenceman in NHL.
- In 2016 Sheldon has sold his 1.67-acre property of Malibu for $3.5 million.
- Sheldon married with Barbara Blank, known as Kelly Kelly in February 2016.
Sheldon Sharik Souray was one of the best power play quarterbacks in the NHL. Apart from getting numerous success in Ice hockey, he has faced many personal problems also. But he kept all his problems and controversies away from his game, which is a very useful lesson for the upcoming players.