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How Much is Craig Simpson's Net Worth in 2017? All the details about his career and awards.

News by Clarence Published on 16 May,2017 Updated on 23 Jun,2017

Craig Simpson, the former Canadian ice hockey winger at National Hockey League for Pittsburgh Penguins and Edmonton Oilers from 1985 to 1993  worked as a sports analyst, commentator and coach after his retirement.

Craig Simpson, the elder brother of Canadian hockey reporter Christine Simpson, served as an assistant coach for his former club Edmonton Oilers from 2005-06 to 2006-07 seasons.

Simpson at the age of 50 currently serves as a commentator at Hockey Night in Canada. How much has this Canadian sports star banked? What is his current net worth? We have the numbers right here!

Craig Simpson’s net worth and salary

The former Canadian Ice hockey player Craig Simpson was one of the most valuable players of his time. And even after retirement as a player, Simpson took various roles. Given his successful career in hockey and successful career after, Simpson's net worth is in double-digit millions, most likely. Exact figures, however, aren't available. 

His current position as a commentator at Hockey Night in Canada helps him maintain his net worth, given that he was in NHL and was an important player with a following, he is paid quite respectable now.

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During his time as a hockey player, his salary ranged from $315K to $350K till the late 1990s. And his salary crossed $500K during his retirement time in 1996.

After retirement, he joined Fox TV as a hockey analyst, which added further to his net worth. After leaving Fox he joined CTV Sportsnet and started working as a commentator for the agency alongside Jim Hughson.

In 2003, he left the CTV Sportsnet and returned as an assistant coach to his former club Edmonton Oilers and spent two seasons there.

During his tenure with Pittsburg Penguins, the club was worth nearly 100 Million. Now, it ranks 11th list on Forbes in the business of hockey list, the club is now worth $570 million.

In 2008-09 he joined CBC TV as a commentator. Since then, he has been working in the commentary.

Craig Simpson’s career and awards

Craig Simpson debuted his playing career from collegiate hockey league for the Michigan State Spartans in 1983. He played for two seasons before completing his graduation.

In 1985, he joined the Pittsburgh Penguins and started his NHL career. At that time, he was also second round drafted by Edmonton Oilers. Then he played for both teams for next five seasons. In the 1993-94 season, he moved to Buffalo Sabres and started playing for them.

During his time on Buffalo Sabres,  he suffered a serious back injury in a game against the Tampa Bay Lightning on December 1, 1993. 

In the 1984-85 season, he helped win Michigan State College in College Hockey tournament. For that, he has honored with three titles.

During his career with Edmonton Oilers, he won Stanley Cup in 1988 and 1990. Stanley Cup trophy is the special honor which is awarded to playoff champion in NHL, the award is valued at a $1297.

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