Bret Hedican is an American former professional ice hockey player presently currently working at NBC Sports California as a studio analyst.
During his career as an Ice hockey player, Hedican won the US Olympians twice and the Stanley Cup Championship.
He has played for different teams including Vancouver Canucks, Florida Panthers, St. Louis Blues, Carolina Hurricanes, and Anaheim Ducks.
Bret Hedican Age
Bret was born in Saint Paul, Minnesota, in the United States of America, on August 10, 1970. He is 52 years old.
Bret Hedican Height
Hedican stands at an average height of 6 ft 2 inches (approx. 1.8 m).
Bret Hedican Education
Growing up in Minnesota, He attended and graduated with a high school diploma from North High School, where he participated in four sports including football, soccer, hockey, and golf. During his freshman season, Hedican played football before switching over to soccer.
He began his senior year by playing as a winger but due to his numerous injuries was later re-positioned to defense.
Due to his outstanding performance, Hedican played in the Maroon and Gold All-Star Series for high school seniors and was nominated to The Associated Press All-State team. Despite receiving numerous scholarships, Bret decided to join the University of St. Cloud State.
After completing his junior year, He still played for St. Louis Blues, where on March 27, 1992, he made his first NHL debut and on April 15 made his first NHL goal against Chicago Blackhawks. Unfortunately, in September Bret suffered a knee injury which delayed his start to the 1992–93 season.
On November 27, He joined the season and scored a 7-5 win against the Vancouver Canucks. On March 21-1994, Nathan LaFayette and Bret were traded to the Vancouver Canucks for Craig Janney and Jeff Brown respectively.
Despite being committed to St. Cloud State University, He still considered participating in major junior hockey. In 1988, He joined the Junior League when he was drafted 198th overall by the St. Louis Blues.
Hedican often played the center position however, during his sophomore season Bret played defense replacing Jordy Wingate.
At the end of his junior season, He recorded 30 assists and 19 goals and had the most points scored by a defenseman in a season with 48.
Bret Hedican Family
Bret was born and also raised under the loving care of her loving mother Theresa, and her hardworking father Gerald in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Hedican belongs to the white ethnicity but holds American nationality. Bret grew up in a family of four alongside her older beautiful sister Kelly.
Bret Hedican Wife
He is happily married to his pretty and loving wife called Kristi Yamaguchi. She is a professional figure-skater who has been awarded several awards including the 1992 U.S Champion and two-word champions(1991 and 1992). The duo since they were wedded on July 8, 2000, has been living under one roof. Presently they are proud parents of their two pretty daughters named Emma Yoshiko and Keara Kiyomi.
Bret Hedican Kids
He is a caring father to his two pretty and loving daughters Keara Kiyomi and Emma Yoshiko. The adorable duo started their journey as parents in 2003 when they welcomed their first daughter Keara.
Bret Hedican Salary
Bret’s annual salary is $82,690 per year. This is according to NBC Sports California anchors’ and reporters’ salaries.
Bret Hedican Net Worth
Hedican has an approximate net worth of $1 million – $5 million.
Bret Hedican Career
Soon after his retirement in 2009 as a professional ice hockey player, He ventured into the journalism industry and was hired at NBC Sports California as a studio analyst.
Later, in 2014, Bret joined the Sharks Radio Network team and served alongside Dan Rusanowsky. Other than appearing in NBC Sports California, Hedican is also featured on NBC Sports California and NBCSN.