Shane Hnidy Biography

( 1975 - )
January 21, 2019
First published on:January 21, 2019
by Sam

Facts of Shane Hnidy

Date of Birth: 1975, November 8
Age: 44 years old
Birth Nation: Canada
Height: 6 Feet 1 Inch
Birth Name Shane Hnidy
Birth Place Neepawa, Manitoba, Canada
Famous Name Shane Hnidy
Horoscope Scorpio
Net Worth $36 million dollars
Salary $42,010 dollars
Past Team Ottawa Senators, Nashville Predators, Atlanta Thrashers, Anaheim Ducks, Boston Bruins, and Minnesota Wild
Career Earnings $36 million dollars
House Location Neepawa
No. of Twitter Followers 15.5k
Weight 93 kg
Position in Team ice hockey defenceman
Nationality Canadian
Profession ice hockey player
Famous for ice hockey
Started career as ice hockey player
Currently Working For AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain
Current City Neepawa
Married to Michaela Hnidy

Shane Hnidy is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman who played in the National Hockey League (NHL). He played for teams like Ottawa Senators, Nashville Predators, Atlanta Thrashers, Anaheim Ducks, Boston Bruins, and Minnesota Wild as their defenceman. Currently, he is part of the Vegas Golden Knights broadcast team on AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain. 


As a broadcaster, Shane Hnidy reportedly earns around $42,010 dollars as his yearly salary from AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain. Further, Shane Hnidy has an estimated net worth of over $36 million.

Shane Hnidy's Early Life

Shane Hnidy was born on November 8, 1975, in Neepawa, Manitoba, Canada. As per his nationality, he is Canadian. Further, his star sign is Scorpio.

He attended Prince Albert High School but the further details are not available.

Shane Hnidy's Professional Life

Shane Hnidy was selected in the 7th round (173rd overall) in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft by the Buffalo Sabres. However, he played no games for the team. After turning professional in 1996, he played for minor league teams like Saint John of the AHL, Grand Rapids of the IHL, Cincinnati, and Adirondack of the AHL and later was traded to the Ottawa Senators in 2000 where he established his NHL career.

Hnidy further played for the Anaheim Ducks, Atlanta Thrashers, and Nashville Predators. In January 2008, the Boston Bruins acquired Hnidy and a 6th rounder in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. In July 2009, Hnidy signed as an unrestricted free agent with the Minnesota Wild to a one-year contract.

CAPTION: Shane Hnidy playing ice hockey for Boston Bruins SOURCE: The Hockey News

As of the opening of the 2010-11 season, Hnidy remained an unsigned free agent and on February 23, 2011, it was announced Hnidy would be re-joining the Boston Bruins on a tryout basis. On February 26, 2011, Hnidy signed a contract with the Bruins for the remaining of the season, to play as a depth defenseman.

The Bruins won the Stanley Cup and he was awarded a Stanley Cup ring and was included on the official team picture. He was given a day with the Stanley Cup on August 18, 2011, and he officially retired on August 31, 2011.

CAPTION: Shane Hnidy working as a color analyst SOURCE: Las Vegas Review-Journal

After his retirement, Shane Hnidy became part of the Winnipeg Jets broadcast team on TSN Radio 1290 and the color man with Dennis Beyak during Winnipeg Jets games on TSN Television from 2011 to 2018.

Further, he was announced as a color-commentator for the NHL's Vegas Golden Knights for their 2017–18 inaugural season on August 16, 2017. He continues to help his hometown with his support of the annual Shane Hnidy Golf Tournament, a significant fundraiser for the Beautiful Plains Community Foundation.

Shane Hnidy's Personal Life

Shane Hnidy is married to his wife, Michaela Hnidy. The couple together has 4 children Kinnon (19), Teagan (16), Jayna (13) and Zaden (11).

Read: Ice Hockey Player T. J. Oshie's Relationship With His Wife

Even on his social media pages, Shane Hnidy hasn't posted anything related to his married life. He seems to be a person who doesn't like to openly talk about his relationships and dating affairs. Currently, he resides in La Salle, Manitoba with his family.

Shane Hnidy's Salary and Net Worth

As of 2019, Shane Hnidy has an estimated net worth of over $2 million. Currently, he has an average salary of $42,010 dollars annually, working as a part of the Vegas Golden Knights broadcast team on AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain.

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Shane Hnidy so far has made earnings of about $5 million dollars from his entire career. In 2008, he signed a 1-year contract with Boston Bruins worth $800,000. His salary for the 2005 and 2006 season was $600,000 a year.

Year Salary
2000 $385,000
2001 $500,000
2002 $600,000
2003 $725,000
2004 -
2005 $600,000
2006 $600,000

Kept aside Shane Hnidy financial earnings, his personal assets includes a Home in Neepawa.

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Other than being a former ice hockey defenceman, Shane Hnidy is pretty famous in social media. He has 15.5k Twitter followers.

Facts of Shane Hnidy

Shane Hnidy was not only a world-class athlete but also has a very attractive individual. The former NHL star is 6 feet 1 inch in height and weighs around 93 kg.

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