Bret Hedican

Bret Hedican

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Bret Hedican is an American ice hockey player. Bret Hedican is a Stanley Cup champion, and a two-time US Olympian.

Early life

Bret Hedican was born on August 10, 1970. As of now, he is 52 years old. He was born in Saint Paul, Minnesota. His father’s name is Gerald and his mother’s name is Theresa.

Likewise, he is an American with his nationality. He has an older sister as a sibling named Kelly. His zodiac sign is Leo. Furthermore, he grew up alongside his older sister Kelly.

Education

He completed his higher studies at North High School. Later on, he went to St. Cloud State University for graduation. 

Career

Bret Hedican played four sports: hockey, football, soccer, and golf during his high school career. Before switching to soccer as a sophomore and junior Hedican played football in his freshman season, despite never playing it before.

About his lack of playing time Hedican grew increasingly upset and spent the entire offseason bulking up in his junior year. He returned to football after experiencing a growth spurt as a senior, in which he grew seven inches.

As a senior, Hedican started the season as a winger playing his regular position. But he was forced to move to defense due to numerous injuries. He played in the Maroon and Gold All-Star Series for high school seniors and he proved to be successful in this position and was nominated to The Associated Press All-State team.

Likewise, Hedican chose to play ice hockey for St. Cloud State University although he was approached by many colleges, due to their scholarship offer. Moreover, Hedican became the only Twin Cities player named to Team USA’s roster for the 1992 Winter Olympics under the tutelage of Herb Brooks.

During his time at St. Cloud Brooks had coached him. Bret Hedican was also placed on the Peoria Rivermen of the International Hockey League. Upon returning from the Olympics, while contract negotiations continued with the Blues he practiced with his collegiate team.

More about career

Furthermore, thus maintaining his collegiate eligibility he did not play any games with the team in case he could not reach an agreement with the Blues. Hedican eventually signed with the Blues and due to a mistake during practice, he missed 11 games with a broken foot.

On March 27, 1992, he made his NHL debut on a pairing with Brian Sutter, and over the Chicago Blackhawks on April 15 he recorded his first career NHL goal in a 5–3 win. Additionally, Hedican suffered a knee injury in September that delayed his start to the 1992–93 season.

He made his season debut on November 27 against the Vancouver Canucks in a 7–5 win after being medically cleared to play. Blues coach Bob Berry praised Hedican’s play for his speed and puck play. Moreover, he was invited to the NHL All-Star Game. He was placed second behind Mike Gartner in the fastest skater competition.

Hedican was traded to the Vancouver Canucks with Jeff Brown and Nathan LaFayette in his third season with the Blues, for Craig Janney. On March 21, 1994,  he joined the Canucks in time for their Stanley Cup run that season. Hedican said: “I have nothing bad to say about St. Louis At the time of the trade. 

Bret Hedican

Caption: Bret Hedican playing ice hockey. Source: Instagram

Net worth

Bret Hedican is an American professional ice hockey player. He has a net worth of $54 million as of 2022. He has earned a lot of assets with his profession as an ice hockey player.

Personal life

Hedican is a married man. He has been married to Kristi Yamaguchi in 2000 but the exact date is not updated. When both were members of the US Olympic team.

They met each other for the first time at the 1992 Olympic Winter Games. Moreover, the couple has two daughters, Keara Kiyomi in 2003 and Emma Yoshiko in 2005.

Bret Hedican

Caption: Bret Hedican with his wife and kids. Source: Instagram

Body Measurements

Bret Hedican’s height is 6 ft 2 inches. His body weight is around 95 kg. Similarly, he has dark brown and he has light brown eyes. Full body measurements, dress size, and shoe size is not yet updated.

Social Media

Bret Hedican has got 6893 followers on his Instagram. He has got 60.5k followers on her Twitter account. Similarly, she has got 104k followers on her Facebook account.

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