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Dustin Byfuglien

Facts of Dustin Byfuglien

Full Name: Dustin Byfuglien
Age: 35 years 1 months
Birth Date: March 27, 1985
Horoscope: Aries
Lucky Number: 5
Lucky Stone: Diamond
Lucky Color: Red
Best Match for Marriage: Leo
Birth Place: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Father's Name: Rick Spencer
Mother's Name: Cheryl Byfuglien
Marital Status: Married
Gender: male
Husband / Wife Name: Emily Byfuglien
Profession: Ice Hockey Player
Hobby: Fishing
Weight: 120 kg
Height / How tall? : 6 feet 5 inches (1.96m)
Salary: $6 million
Net Worth: $26 million
Ethnicity: Mixed(African-American,Norwegian, Swedish)
Nationality: American
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Dark Brown
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Dustin Byfuglien is an American professional ice hockey player from Minneapolis. Currently, he plays as the defenceman for the Winnipeg Jets of the National Hockey League (NHL). He also serves as an alternate captain of the team. Previously, he played for other renowned teams like Chicago Blackhawks and Atlanta Thrashers.

Dustin Byfuglien: Age, Parents, Ethnicity, Childhood

Dustin Byfuglien was born on March 27, 1985, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. As of 2019, his age is 34. His parents are Cheryl Byfuglien(mother) and Rick Spencer(father). His father is an Afro-American while his mother is of Norwegian and Swedish descent. They never got married.

He spent his childhood in Roseau, Minnesota and his stepdad, Dale Smedso is also a former ice hockey player while his biological father used to play football.

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Dustin Byfuglien: Education

Dustin did not receive any formal education. He was ineligible to play for the Roseau High School academically so he moved to Warrenville to play AAA under-18 hockey and then to Canada to play Junior Hockey.

Dustin Byfuglien: Hockey Career

Dustin Byfuglien played junior hockey with teams of Western Hockey League (WHL) including ‘Prince George Cougars’ and ‘Brandon Wheat Kings’. He was drafted by the ‘Chicago Blackhawks’ in 2003. He played defense at the early stages of his career and then also played in the right wings of the team.

Dustin playing for the Blackhawks
Dustin playing for the Blackhawks(Source: Sports Mockery)

After two seasons with the Blackhawks, he joined the Rockford IceHogs. On November 3, 2007, he once again returned to the Blackhawks. With the team, he recorded his first hat-trick against Phoenix Coyotes. Moreover, he led the Blackhawks to the titles of the Stanley Cup in 2010. The same year, the Blackhawks went on to win the cup where Dustin recorded 11 goals and 5 assists.

In 2010, he was traded to the Atlanta Thrashers. He was assigned to the defense position and quickly was appointed as the alternate captain of the team within a few months. Also, Dustin signed a $26 million contract of five years extension with the hockey outfit on February 15, 2011. He recorded 12 goals and 41 assists for the team in the 2011-12 season. His performance began catching a lot of eyes and the Winnipeg Jets got him to sign $38 million contracts for five years on February 8, 2016. He will remain with Jets until at least the 2020-21 season.

Dustin Byfuglien also played at the World Cup of Hockey (WCH) in 2016 representing America. The American team finished seventh in the competition.

Dustin playing for the USA
Dustin playing for the USA(Source: The Hockey Writers)

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Dustin Byfuglien: Awards and Achievements

Dustin received the All-Star Game and Second All-Star game in 2007. He won the Stanley Cup with the Blackhawks in 2010. Furthermore, Dustin was named the NHL All-Star in 2011,2012,2015 and 2016.

How much is Dustin Byfuglien worth?

Dustin Byfuglien has an estimated net worth of around $26 million. Moreover, he earns $6 million a year.

Dustin Byfuglien: Height, Weight

Dustin has a height of six feet five inches. Furthermore, he has a weight of 120 kg.

Dustin Byfuglien: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

Byfuglien is not active on any social media site. However, he does have several fan accounts.

Dustin Byfuglien: Wife, Kids, Marriage

Dustin is a married man. He is married to Emily Hendry since 2014. The couple dated for more than a decade before getting married. Their first daughter Kira was born in 2011 even before their marriage. Their marriage was a private ceremony in 2014. They are living happily in Canada.

Currently, the couple has three children, Kira, Kai, and Theo. Theo was born in 2017 and Kai was born in 2015.

Dustin with his family
Dustin with his family(Source: Answersafrica)

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