Keith Matthew Tkachuk is an American former professional ice hockey player who played in the National Hockey League in a 18-year career with the Winnipeg Jets/Phoenix Coyotes, St. Louis Blues and Atlanta Thrashers, retiring in 2010. In 2022, Keith Tkachuk's net worth is estimated to be $55 million dollars.
March 29, 2022
Words by Matthew Taylor
Est. Range $43M - $67M
Keith Tkachuk was a professional ice hockey player who played in the NHL for 18 years. He retired in 2010. His sons Matthew and Brady play for the Calgary Flames and the Ottawa Senators. He is one of five American-born players to score 500 goals, and is the sixth American player to score 1,000 points.
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The average salary for athletes in the United States is around $49,143 per year. Not however, if you play in the NBA where the average salary is projected to be around $8 million this year. Even then, though, earnings vary greatly. While some of the top players (we’re looking at you, Stephen Curry) earned over $45 million last year, others didn’t even reach the million-dollar mark.
All sports aren’t created equal though and basketball doesn’t even make the top five highest earning sports. Ice hockey, tennis and soccer stars round out the top three, with athletes in those sports able to build a huge amount of wealth from their appearance fees alone.
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