Daniel Cleary Biography

July 29, 2019
First published on:July 29, 2019
by John Max

Facts of Daniel Cleary

Birth Name Daniel Michael Cleary
Birth Place Carbonear, Newfoundland, Canada
Famous Name Daniel Cleary
Net Worth $10 Million
Nationality Canadian
Currently Married Yes
Married to Jelena Cleary (m. 2004)
Children Two

Daniel Michael Cleary a.k.a. Daniel Cleary is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player. During his playing stint, he played for the Chicago Blackhawks, Edmonton Oilers, Phoenix Coyotes and Detroit Red Wings in the National Hockey League (NHL). He was picked 13th overall by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft.

The forty-years-old is married and shares two children with his wife. Furthermore, the hunk has an estimated net worth of $10 million in 2019. 

How Much Is Daniel Cleary Net Worth In 2019? Know His Career Earning

As of 2019, Daniel Cleary has an estimated net worth of $10 million, mostly earned through his NHL Career. He has summoned $21,181,098 throughout his 13 seasons in the NHL. 

Daniel Cleary SOURCE: Hockeydb.com

In 2009, he founded the Danny Cleary Hockey School in the province of Newfoundland. Since retirement, he is busy in his hockey school. 

Besides, there is no information about Cleary's house and car. 

Is Daniel Cleary Married? Know His Wife

Daniel Cleary is married to his long-time girlfriend, Jelena Cleary. The two were introduced through mutual friends in 1999.

She hadn't known Cleary when he was regarded among the very best young players in the world, but she has known him better than anyone since then, and player Cleary credits Jelena with getting him to refocus on hockey and, more so, to getting into and maintaining top physical conditioning.

CAPTION: Daniel Cleary and his wife SOURCE: Animal Fair

The couple tied the knot on 22nd June 2004 in an intimate ceremony. A couple of years later, the couple had their daughter, Elle. After some year, the couple welcomed their another daughter, Lola. 

Currently, the family of four is living a blissful life.

Daniel Cleary Bio and Early Life

A native of Carbonear, Newfoundland, Canada, Daniel Cleary was born on December 18, 1978. His star sign is Sagittarius.

Raised in Harbour Grace, he played minor hockey in Harbour Grace. At his 15, he left home to play for the Kingston Voyageurs of the Metro Junior Hockey League (OHA).

Daniel Cleary Career and Retirement

Before NHL draft, Cleary played for Kingston Voyageurs, Belleville Bulls, and Indianapolis Ice. In the 1997 NHL draft, he was picked 13th overall by the Chicago Blackhawks.

Further, he was dealt with the Edmonton Oilers as part of a package that landed Boris Mironov in Chicago. He then played parts of four seasons in Edmonton. His $1 million deal was bought out by the Oilers in the summer of 2003. Soon after that, he signed to a much cheaper contract by the Phoenix Coyotes.

Detroit Red Wings invited him to the training camp, making the team out of camp and contracting to a one-year deal with the Red Wings on October 4, 2005. In the 2005–06 season, Cleary established himself as a dependable role player as a defensive forward.

Daniel Cleary SOURCE: Elite Prospects

On March 11, 2008, Cleary agreed on a five-year contract extension with the Detroit Red Wings, worth $14 million. On September 12, 2013, the team re-signed him to a one-year, $1.75 million contract and once again on July 10, 2014, a one-year, $1.5 million contract, with up to $1 million in performance-based bonuses.

Throughout the 2014–15 season, he made 17 games appearances for the Red Wings, recording one goal and one assist. On September 4, 2015, the Detroit Red Wings re-signed Cleary to a one-year, $950,000 contract. His popular teammates include Justin Abdelkader, Niklas Kronwall, and Anthony Mantha.

On June 13, 2017, he announced his retirement from playing after the Griffins captured the Calder Cup.

Cleary stated he wants to stay in the game in some capacity. Whether that’s coaching, scouting, player development, or something else remains to be seen.


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