Jay Bouwmeester

by MKhanal 06 Mar,2019
Jay Bouwmeester
Body Stats
Height 6 Feet 4 Inch
Weight in KG 98 kg kg
Weight 98 kg
Personal Info
  • Father Dan Bouwmeester
  • Past Team Florida Panthers, Calgary Flames
  • Mother Gena Bouwmeester
  • Birth Name Jay Daniel Bouwmeester
  • Net Worth $50 million
  • Siblings older sister Jill
  • Salary $5,400,000
  • Married to Devon Cunningham
  • Birth Country Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • Famous Name Jay Bouwmeester
  • Career Earnings $70,204,045
  • Contract 5 year $27 million
  • Position in Team Defence
  • Nationality Canadian
  • Current team St. Louis Blues
  • Ethnicity White
  • Profession ice hockey player
  • University Team Golden Bears hockey team
  • Currently Club St. Louis Blues
  • University attended University of Alberta

Jay Bouwmeester is a Canadian professional ice hockey player who plays in the National Hockey League (NHL). As of 2020, Jay Daniel Bouwmeester currently plays for the St. Louis Blues as their Defence. Jay Daniel Bouwmeester has played for other teams like Florida Panthers and Calgary Flames.

As a Defence, Jay Daniel Bouwmeester reportedly earns around $3,250,000 as his yearly salary from St. Louis Blues. Further, Jay Daniel Bouwmeester has an estimated net worth of over $50 million. Jay is married to his longtime girlfriend Devon Cunningham in 2011.

Accumulated a Net Worth of Over $50 million

As of 2020, Jay Daniel Bouwmeester has an estimated net worth of over $50 million with an average salary of $3,250,000 annually. Additionally, he is currently under a contract with St Louis Blues, signing a one-year / $3,250,000 contract which included $3,250,000 as a guaranteed amount and an annual average salary of $3,250,000. 

Previously, he signed a five-year contract worth $27 million with St. Louis Blues on August 2, 2013. The agreement includes a guaranteed sum of $27,000,000 and a cap hit of $5,400,000.

Jay Bouwmeester has earned $73,454,045 in his entire NHL career. One of the highest-paid players of the Blues is Vladimir Tarasenko, having estimated career earnings of above $35 million.

Let's have a look at his estimated career earnings which are tabulated below:

2002-2003 Florida Panthers $1,185,000
2003-2004  Florida Panthers $1,185,000
2005-2006  Florida Panthers $945,630
2006-2007  Florida Panthers $2,100,000
2007-2008  Florida Panthers $2,250,000
2008-2009  Florida Panthers $4,875,000
2009-2010 Calgary Flames $7,000,000
2010-2011 Calgary Flames $6,600,000
2011-2012 Calgary Flames $6,600,000
2012-2013 St. Louis Blues $3,863,415
2013-2014 St. Louis Blues $6,600,000
2014-2015 St. Louis Blues $5,000,000
2015-2016 St. Louis Blues $5,600,000
2016-2017 St. Louis Blues $5,600,000
2017-2018 St. Louis Blues $5,400,000
2018-2019 St. Louis Blues $5,400,000
2019-2020 St. Louis Blues $3,250,000
Total Earnings   $73,454,045

Kept aside Jay Daniel Bouwmeester's financial earnings, his assets include his home and cars. Besides, Bouwmeester earns a good amount of money from various sponsorships.

Marital Relationship with Devon Cunningham

Jay Bouwmeester is a married man. He got married to his girlfriend turned wife, Devon Cunningham, in 2011 in a lavish wedding ceremony in front of family and friends.

Bouwmeester celebrating his 1,000th game with family SOURCE: NHL.com

Furthermore, the details about his wedding venue and other facts are still not available in the media. The couple is blessed with three children, Linna and Carys, and the details about their child are still undercover. Their first child was born in 2012, and eventually, the second child was born in January 2018.

Additionally, he is a family guy who admires them a lot. During his injury, he had to be isolated and get away from the rink, which we believe is the hardest part of a professional player's life. It was his wife and children who helped him to recover until he returned to action.     

Body Measurement

The NHL Defender, Jay Daniel Bouwmeester, is 6 feet 4 inches tall and weighs around 98 kilograms.

Life Before Fame

Jay Daniel Bouwmeester was born on September 27, 1983, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, to parents Dan Bouwmeester and Gena Bouwmeester. He is Canadian and belongs to the White ethnic group as per his nationality. He grew up along with his older sister Jill.

After completing high school, Jay Daniel Bouwmeester enrolled at the University of Alberta and played for the Golden Bears hockey team.

Professional Career

Jay started his professional NHL career with the Florida Panthers after being drafted in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft in the 3rd overall pick behind Rick Nash and Kari Lehtonen. After playing over seven seasons with the Panthers, he was traded to Calgary Flames in the 2009-10 season.

Jay Bouwmeester played in the NHL from 2002 until 2020 SOURCE: NHL.com

Later on, in the 2012-13 season, he started his career with the St. Louis Blues and has played for the Blues team. Currently, he is playing alongside Oskar Sundqvist, who plays as a centerman for the team. In January 2021, Jay announced his retirement precisely 11 months after his cardiac arrest incident. 

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