Johnny Bucyk

PSR 13 Feb,2023

Facts of Johnny Bucyk

Stanley Cup titles in 1970 and 1972.
Full Name
John Paul Bucyk
Last Name
Birth Name
John Paul Bucyk
First Name
Famous Name
John Paul Bucyk
Birth Date
Married to
Terri Bucky
Relationship Status
Sam Bucyk
Pearl Bucyk
Father Nationality
Mother Nationality


Career & Net worth

Net Worth
$2 Million
Famous for
Ice Hockey Player
Former Ice Hockey Player
Career Earnings
Started career as
Ice Hockey Player


Married to
Terri Bucky
Relationship Status

Johnny Bucyk is a former professional Ukrainian Canadian ice hockey player who played with the Detroit Red Wings and captained the Boston Bruins as a left wing under jersey number 9. He spent 21 years of his professional career with the Boston Bruins and helped the club win 2 Stanley cups. Bucyk was nicknamed the "chief" and played the third most ice hockey games.

John Paul Bucyk was born on May 12, 1935, to Ukrainian immigrant parents from the village of Yavorive Raion. Johnny grew up in a low-income family where his mother, Pearl Bucyk, was employed in two jobs, and his father, Sam Bucyk, was unemployed and passed away when Jhonny was ten years of age. Bucyk retired as the fourth leading scorer of all time.

Johnny Bucyk Net Worth? How Much Money Did He Amassed

Johnny Bucyk had a long professional career in ice hockey; during Bucyk's time, ice hockey players were paid low monetary value. Johnny Bucyk's estimated net worth, according to available information on the internet, is around $2 million, and he has earned around $4,000,000 in his professional ice hockey career.

During chief's ice hockey career, his maximum salary was around $85,000, and his minimum wage was around $3,595 without including bonuses and other extras. Johnny Bucyk's first NHL team was Detroit Red Wings, with whom he played for two years from 1955 to 1957; the contract with the Red Wings hasn't been revealed.

JhonnyJhonny Bucyk's estimated net worth is $200,000 SOURCE: NBC sports

The chief spent 21 years of his professional career with the Boston Bruins from 1957 to 1978. The contract deal between Boston Bruins and Jhonny is only available from 1972 to 1978.

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Johnny Bucyk Wife: Who is he Married to?

John's professional career is known widely, but his personal life hasn't been discussed anywhere. Paul's wife's name is Terri Bucyk. The information about how they met isn't revealed. After searching endlessly, we found a picture of the Chief's wife, his mother, and his son and daughter.

JhonnyJhonny Bucky with his wife, Terri Bucky, and mother, Pearl Bucky. SOURCE: Getty Images

In the above picture, John's son and daughter were captured but due to watermark issues, we couldn't upload that part of the image. However, now we have confirmed that Johnny Bucky has two children but their names aren't public.

Jhonny Buck And His Wife's Relation With Their Cute Dog

After Bucyk's wife Terrie saw the dog on the internet, he went to get that dog from a breeder in Pennsylvania. Johnny, his wife, and their dog Charlie chan watched movies together, in fact, his dog's name was also a character from a movie. Those three would go for long drives to change the monotonous way of life.

An article announced that the Chief and his wife Terri, with their dog named Charlie chan, a beagle breed, spent their free time together.

Jhonny Jhonny Bucyk with his dog Charlie chan.  SOURCE: NHL

The 87-year-old enjoys his life in privacy and till now hasn't shared vital information regarding his relationship with his wife.

John Bucyk: Journey To Winning Stanley Cup

John played ice hockey fairly and elegantly, which won him Lady Byng Memorial Trophy for great sportsmanship in 1971 and 1974; players like Paul Datsyuk, Jacob Slavin, Ron Francis, etc have also been awarded this trophy.

Paul signed with the Detroit Red Wings in 1955 and was traded to Boston Bruins after two years in exchange for Terry Sawchuk. 

Johnny John Bucyk helped the Bruins win 2 Stanley cups.  SOURCE: NHL

In the late 1960s, the Boston Bruins became the powerhouse, and during Chief's mid-thirties, he helped The Bruins win two Stanley cups in  1970 and 1972. Paul played great players like Phil Esposito, John McKenzie, Bobby Orr, and Fred Stanfield.

Jhonny Bucyk: Stats And Physical Characteristics

The chief's total number of games played in ice hockey is 1540, where he scored 556 goals, 1369 points, and assisted 813 times.

Jhonny Bucyk stood at 6 feet and weighed 98 kg during his professional career in ice hockey. Paul was considered tall during his time in ice hockey, and due to it, he achieved many accolades.


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