Michael William Comrie, better known as Mike Comrie has displayed immense sportsman skills, while he played as a professional ice hockey player. The rich-brat turned player is known to have a rather short spanning career of 13 years. Keep reading to know more about Mike Comrie’s net worth in 2018.
Mike Comrie’s Early Life
The retired ice hockey professional, Mike Comrie was born on 11 September 1980 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Born to parents, Bill and Theresa Comrie, his childhood was a smooth sail for him, as he was born into a rich family. Although he has faced much less struggle than most of his teammates, he has attained a certain professional achievement through constantly grinding himself. Due to cancer, his mother passed away in 1990, after which his father re-married. Mike Comrie has two real siblings from his father’s first marriage, Cathy and Paul and two step-brothers as well.
He attended Jasper Place High School and graduated from the University of Michigan. During his college years, he was selected to participate at the National Hockey League by coach Edmonton Oilers. It was at that point that he was noticed and given a chance to display his skills.
Mike Comrie’s Career
After his first chance, Mike Comrie sealed a contract of $10 million with the “Oilers” for a span of three years. Despite of being a free agent, he was allowed to sign contracts with any team of his choice. While in Edmonton everyone started appraising him and fancying his game. Moreover, he was considered tough competition for the opponent teams.
Unwillingly, Mike Comrie had to reimburse $2.5 million after he was traded to the “Philadelphia Flyers” in 2003 because he was replaced by another player.
Yet again after playing only 21 games for Philadelphia, he was traded to the “Phoenix Coyotes.” This trend of being traded to other teams continued for a brief period of time. He played for the “Ottawa Senators,” “New York Islanders,” “Pittsburgh Penguins” and in between returned to the “Oilers.”
Due to an unfortunate turn of fate, Mike Comrie had to go through a hip surgery in 2013, and as it was his third injury, he chose to retire for good. He surely had a scattered career, but the amount of hard work put in by him is commendable. In spite of playing for only 13 years, Mike Comrie made his mark in the world of ice hockey.
Awards and Achievements
Throughout his short-spanned career, Mike Comrie has managed to win a number of accolades in the field of ice-hockey. Belonging to a rich family, he wasn’t expected to prove himself, but he proved himself time and again through his wonderful performances. Here’s a list of awards he won while he was pursuing his passion: –
a. 1996-97: AJHL Rookie of the Year
b. 1997-98: AJHL Most Valuable Player of the Year
c. 1997-98: AJHL Champion
d. 1998-99: All CCHA Rookie Team
e. 1998-99: CCHA Rookie of the Year
f. 1999-00: AHCA Second-Team All-American
g. 2003: Gold Medal IIHF World Championship
h. 2005: Silver Medal Elitserien
Net Worth of Mike Comrie
One might say that not sticking to one team might have been detrimental for Mike Comrie, but the salary he earned and his current net worth deny it all. Signing a number of contracts has proved to be a big contributor in his net worth. The outstanding hockey player has an estimated net worth of $25 million.
One who is born with a silver spoon doesn’t need much approval of the society, neither does he/she prove himself when it comes to a professional career. Most of them are handed over their family business as a child is given a toy to play with. Nevertheless, Mike Comrie put in much hard work into his passion for ice-hockey. He not only played well but also received prestigious awards for his performances.