Playing in the NHL is a dream of almost every young hockey player growing up. The motivation to be in the NHL comes from a love for the game. It is this same passion that propels and ignites the hard working drive of every player. What’s the beauty of this hard work? It pays well, off and on the ice. NHL players get to go to work and play the sport they’ve mastered every single day. All of the blood, sweat, and tears they put in, all of the sacrifices they made, are worth it.
Due to all the financial benefits of playing in the NHL, players own some of the most impressive homes on the market. Although monetary rewards are not what triggered most hockey players desire to play in the show, the wealth is definitely the cherry on top. Being a talented athlete in the NHL is like winning the career lottery. Not only do these athletes get to drive sought after sports cars, enjoy luxurious trips, be yearned for by beautiful women, and idolized by every young hockey player, they’ve got seriously impressive houses. These aren’t your typical rich man on the block residences, these houses boast amenities and features that most people could only dream of. The luxurious property details include lavish architecture, immaculate acreage, indoor and outdoor pools, backyards fit for a king, million dollar views, theatre rooms, game rooms, 5 star man caves, tennis courts, wine cellars, and so much more. On top of that, many NHL players own multiple homes in various desirable cities all over the globe.
What follows are 15 of the most impressive homes owned by NHLers. Enjoy feeling jealous!
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15 King of the Kessel
Phil Kessel’s downtown Toronto high-rise condominium is any sports lover's dream. Televisions are mounted in almost every room, and incase you wanted to watch multiple games at the same time, Phil the Thrill’s got you covered, as four screens are generously placed on the wall of Kessel’s living room. This deems to be quite convenient for keeping tabs on hockey, news, cops, and Workaholics. With panoramic views of the city, an outdoor patio, and spacious room for entertaining, this condo is enough to make every city-goer envious.
14 Fisher's Custom Home
Mike Fisher and wife, Carrie Underwood, listed their custom built Ottawa home for sale in 2014 for $2.2 million. The house is situated on 11 acres in West Carleton and has five bedrooms and five bathrooms. Welcomed by a gated entrance, the house is surrounded by woods and greenery, giving the couple plenty of privacy. Stonewalls are throughout the home, including a fireplace in the master suite. You could get lost in the closets alone, the massive walk-ins provide an immense amount of storage space. Other luxurious features of this home include built in wine racks, home theatre, wet bar, gym, and hot tub.
13 Marty's Home Oasis
Martin St. Louis of the New York Rangers listed his Tampa home for $1.8 million in 2014. Located in Heritage Oaks, Marty’s home has stunning views of the 12th green at Hunter’s Green Country Club. With easy access for a game of golf, this gated community provided the needed privacy and amenities that Marty needed. The mansion is a Mediterranean style with six bedrooms, five bathrooms, two half baths, and an in-law suite. The house has 6,300 square feet to enjoy in sunny Florida. His backyard includes a gorgeous pool, spa, outdoor kitchen, bar, and a private putting green.
12 Super Kane's Mansion
Blackhawks Patty Kane bought his $2.6 million dollar home in Hamburg on Old Lakeshore Road. This mansion is nestled near Kane’s hometown of South Buffalo. This 6,000 square foot home sits on 2.5 acres and features five bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms. This stunning colonial is on the shore of Lake Erie, where Kaner can enjoy the 13 rooms in the home, two fireplaces, a pool, and fully finished basement offering the ultimate space for a man cave. Complimenting the lake access, summer sunsets are an additional benefit to living right on Lake Erie.
11 Carter's California Dream Home
Jeff Carter’s Southern California home put him back $5.25 million. This house has six bedrooms, five and a half bathrooms, and 4,100 square feet to enjoy. Carter’s front yard is unique as it includes an outdoor fire pit and kitchen, which is perfect for entertaining on a warm California night. For cooler nights, Carter has a living room on the lower floor complete with a wet bar and a colour changing floor for epic dance parties. This house is decked out with smart home controls for lighting, video, and audio, a gourmet kitchen, and master suite fit for a king with its own fireplace for those oh so chilly California evenings.
10 Kopitar's Daily Double
Anze Kopitar couldn’t just buy one house on Manhattan Beach, so he bought two. The adjoining properties in Cali cost the Kings centerman $10 million bucks. The properties are Cape Cod styles and are conveniently located steps from the beach. Featuring an eight-car garage, and 5,400 square feet of living space. The main home provides four bedrooms, four fireplaces, and five bathrooms, while the balconies overlook stunning views of the ocean. The outdoor living space is fantastic for entertaining Kopitar’s teammates with a barbeque section and fire pit. These homes would be paradise for any California lover.
9 Iggy's Contemporary Castle
Jarome Iginla’s modern Calgary home sold for his full asking price in 2013. What does it cost to buy Flames royalty property? Iggy’s home went for $3.995 million and sold after a day of being on the market. The 11,000 square foot home has five bedrooms and six bathrooms. The modern exterior is appealing to the eye as the architectural design is futuristic. Iggy’s family home has a four-car garage, breathtaking views of Calgary, and a wine room to boot, while Jarome’s closet is larger than most people’s master bedrooms, with custom built-ins for the former Calgary Captain’s wardrobe.
8 Seguin's Southern Residence
Tyler Seguin bought his Dallas mansion from Mike Modano, which was listed for $2.4 million. This Tudor home has four bedrooms, six bathrooms, provides 7,250 square feet and it came complete with an outdoor oasis. Built like a resort, Seguin’s new backyard offers a pool, hot tub, pavilion, kitchen, two fireplaces, seating and dining areas as well as outdoor televisions to ensure no TSN turning point is ever missed. Inside Seguin can enjoy multiple living rooms, a den, home gym, an immaculate master bedroom, and marble gleaming master bathroom.
7 Captain Toews' City Abode
Blackhawks Captain Jonathan Toews owns an impressive house in Chicago, located in Lincoln Park and the rare find in a prime location cost Toews $3.5 million. This modern five bedroom, five bathroom, 6,400 square foot home would make any Windy City resident jealous. The home includes a gym, numerous living spaces, large bathrooms, and lavish finishes, while Toews' new pad also comes with an elevator, in case he’s too tired after a game to take the stairs. This brick beauty provides optimal natural light to flow throughout the entire house. The spacious patio is every entertainer’s dream, complete with an outdoor kitchen, fireplace, dining and seating areas.
6 Phaneuf's Island Getaway
Dion Phanuef’s stunning PEI estate is located in New London on the Southwest River and this waterfront property acted as a beautiful backdrop for his wedding in 2013 to Elisha Cuthbert. Larger than the cottages surrounding combined, Phaneuf’s cottage style mansion can be described as the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of Toronto. The Leafs captain built this home as a summer oasis, complete with a state of the art exercise facility and a tennis court that allows him to train and enjoy his time during the off-season. Dion’s estate is also equipped with a dock for his boat and Sea-Doos.
5 Henrik's Prestigious Penthouse
King Henrik of the New York Rangers sold his penthouse last year, located in the center of Manhattan on 52nd street. With two bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms, this city home offers modern finishes and jaw dropping amenities. This unit has panoramic views of the city, complete with a rooftop patio. Just how much would this superior city pad cost? Lundqvist listed it for $6.5 million. In case anyone was worried, the building does come with a doorman, concierge, and fitness center. The two level penthouse has an outdoor bar and a hot tub with a complete view of NYC.
4 Vinny's Mediterranean Manor
Vincent Lecavalier left Tampa in 2013, leaving behind a $4.45 million dollar Mediterranean style mansion. Migrating north to play for the Flyers, Vinny decided it was time to let go of his Tampa paradise home. The mansion has six bedrooms, six bathrooms and offers 7,636 square feet. The luxurious features consist of a climate-controlled wine cellar, home theater, game room complete with Bolts memorabilia, and home gym. Just as Batman would have it, Vinny’s gym was located on the other side of a trap door in the library. What gets you more jacked up before a workout then entering your gym through a secret passageway? Nothing, as he earned super hero status with that trademark.
3 Ovie's Virginia Estate
Alexander Ovechkin purchased a home in Virginia in 2012. So what was the price tag on this stunning manor? It only cost Ovie a mere $4.2 million. The home is equipped with 11,000 square feet for Ovie to run around in during the off-season. The house has five bedrooms and seven and a half bathrooms, while the architectural style makes the house look more like a modern day castle. Luxurious features include a spiral staircase, custom cabinets, library, balconies, monstrous rec room, classic dining room, and spa inspired master bathroom. The deck, which is larger than most people’s backyards, leads down to a stone patio for entertaining.
2 Gretzky's Great House
It is no surprise that The Great One, Wayne Gretzky, lands himself another similarly top position for the best NHL home. Located in Thousand Oaks, California, this is more of an estate than a residence. Conveniently situated 45 minutes away from Beverley Hills. This sophisticated mansion puts Billy Madison’s house to shame. The house is located on 6.5 acres surrounded by stunning mountain views. The house offers five bedrooms and six bathrooms. The estate offers tennis courts, an outdoor pavilion, pizza oven, and a grand swimming pool. This pristine home was put on the market for a colossal $10.5 million in 2014.
1 Lemieux's Mountainous Mansion
Mario Lemieux’s $20 million dollar home in Mont Tremblant is a breathtaking chateau style mansion. Located in a popular ski town in Quebec, this castle boasts 15,000 square feet. You could easily get lost in this magnificent home, which brings a whole new challenge to the game of hide and seek. The property includes a large swimming pool, a tennis court with heated floors, a large brick fireplace, numerous balconies and tremendous views of the mountains. This jaw-dropping castle gives the Magic Kingdom a run for its money.
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