Steve Begin

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Trois-Rivières, Canada
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Gemini

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Steve Begin is a former Canadian professional ice hockey center who played 13 seasons in the National Hockey League. Steve Begin was drafted 40th overall in the second round of the 1996 NHL Entry Draft by the Calgary Flames.

Early Life and Childhood

Steve Begin was born on June 14, 1978, in Trois-Rivières, Canada. His age is 44 years old  as of 2022 and Steve is a naturalized Canadian citizen and Christian by religion.

Similarly, his full name is Joseph Denis Stéphan Bégin and his birth sign is Gemini. Bégin was raised by his father Gilles on a welfare income as a single parent. Gilles was a landscaper, and Steve frequently assisted his father at work until he was 18 years old.

Bégin began playing hockey at the age of six after being introduced by family friends and was an offensively minded player in his minor hockey years. He wore second-hand equipment because his father struggled to pay the costs of hockey, but he expressed confidence from a young age that he would make it to the National Hockey League (NHL).

As a child, he competed with a minor ice hockey team from Francheville, Quebec in the 1992 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament.

Education

Talking about his educational background, there is no information available regarding Begin’s schools, colleges, and academics. Begin might have done his schooling at a community school in Trois-Rivières. Later, Begin might have skipped college as he started to play Ice hockey at an early age to pursue his professional career.

Career and Professional Life

Regarding his career, between 1995 and 1998, Bégin played three years for the Val-d’Or Foreurs of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL), scoring 44 goals and 117 points while accruing 520 penalty minutes in 157 games.

In the 1996 NHL Entry Draft, the Calgary Flames selected him with the 40th overall pick in the second round. Following the 1996-97 QMJHL season, the Flames assigned Bégin to the Saint John Flames of the American Hockey League (AHL), where he recorded two assists in four playoff games.

Bégin was assigned to the Calgary Flames for the 1997-98 season. He made his NHL debut on October 1, 1998, against the Detroit Red Wings, and played in five games before being sent back to Val-d’Or on October 28. As QMJHL champions, the Foreurs won the President’s Cup.

That season, Bégin made his lone appearance for the Canadian national team, playing and serving as an alternate captain with the junior team at the 1998 World Junior Hockey Championship. Bégin made his professional debut with Saint John in 1998-99 after graduating from junior hockey.

He had 20 points and 156 penalty minutes in 73 games and scored his first professional goal against the St. John’s Maple Leafs on October 8, 1998. Buffalo coach Lindy Ruff promoted Bégin as a hardworking, “blue collar” type player who Sabres fans would enjoy watching, but he never played a game for the Sabres.

Bégin was increasingly left out of the Canadiens’ lineup in 2008-09, and after sitting out five straight games, expressed a desire to be traded if the team had no use for his services.

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Caption: Steve playing Ice hockey. Source: Wikipedia

Awards and Nomination

Begin has won NHL team awards. Similarly, he was President’s Cup champion. Likewise, he was the Calder Cup champion.

Steve Begin – Net Worth 2022

Steve Begin is a former Canadian professional ice hockey player who has earned a considerable income from his work. Begin’s estimated net worth is around $3 million. Begin used to receive an annual salary of $500k per year and her source of income is mainly his Ice hockey profession.

Begin has not endorsed any brand, nor has he promoted anything, nor has he been seen in any brand collaborations.

Relationship Status

Begin is married to Amélie. They both met each other when Bégin moved to Val-d’Or, Quebec, to play junior hockey. They have two daughters and their names are Méanne and Maylia. Moreover, there is no information regarding Begin’s past affairs or girlfriends.

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Caption: Steve with his family. Source: Instagram

Scandal

Begin hasn’t been associated with any rumors or controversies. Also, Begin avoided the media and engaging in situations that could have damaged his professional Ice hockey career.

Body Measurements

Regarding Begin’s height, he is 5 Feet 11 inches tall and weighs 88kg. Moreover, Begin’s eye color is grey and his hair color is black. Also, Begin’s shoe size is 11(US).

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Caption: Steve at his home. Source: Instagram

Steve Begin – Social Media

Begin is very active on Instagram. He has 5.1k followers on Instagram and owns an Insta account @stevebegin22. Similarly, his Twitter handles @begs22 is followed by 14.4k followers. His Facebook account is @SteveBegin22 and has 1.1k followers.