Steve Yzerman - Biography

Last Modified: Oct 6, 2022

Steve Yzerman
Nick Name: Stevie Y, The Captain, Captain Forever
Profession: Former ice hockey player, Ice hockey executive
Best Known For: Detroit Red Wings (ice hockey team)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $40 million

Personal Details

Born on : May 9, 1965 (age 58)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Stephen Gregory Yzerman
Birth Place: Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada
Horoscope: Taurus
Father's Name: Ron Yzerman
Mother's Name: Jean Yzerman
Siblings: 4

Ronnie-Jean Yzerman (sister)
Gary Yzerman (brother)
Michael Yzerman (brother)
Christopher Yzerman (brother)

High School: Bell High School
Ethnicity: Dutch
Nationality: American, Canadian


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Married Date: June 10, 1989
Wife's Name: Lisa Brennan
Children: 3

Isabelle Katherine Yzerman (daughter)
Maria Charlotte Yzerman (daughter)
Sophia Rose Yzerman (daughter)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.78 meter (5 feet 10 inch)
Weight: 85 kg (187.39 lb)
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Shoe Size: 8 US
Bicep Size: 14.5 inch
Chest Size: 44 inch
Waist Size: 32 inch

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Who is Steve Yzerman?

Steve Yzerman is a former ice hockey player and ice hockey executive by profession and Canadian by nationality. Throughout his National Hockey League career, he played with Detroit Red Wings.

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Steve Yzerman – Age, Parents, Siblings

Steve Yzerman’s birth took place on May 9, 1965, in Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada. He was born as Stephen Gregory Yzerman to parents Jean Yzerman and Ron Yzerman. He has four siblings, sister Ronnie-Jean Yzerman and brothers Gary Yzerman, Michael Yzerman, and Christopher Yzerman.

Education, Ethnicity

For education, Steve Yzerman attended Bell High School. His ethnicity is Dutch.

Steve Yzerman – Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Divorce

Yzerman married his longtime girlfriend Lisa Brennan on 10 June 1989. Together, he and his wife have welcomed three children, daughters Isabelle Katherine Yzerman (born 1994) Maria Charlotte Yzerman (born 21 April 1998), and Sophia Rose Yzerman (born 14 May 1999).

They currently reside in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, and Hillsborough County, Florida as they have acquired naturalized United States citizenship. The couple is happy together without any rumors of extra-marital affairs or divorce.

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Steve Yzerman – Career

Before fame

While still a student, Yzerman played for his hometown Nepean Raiders followed by seasons with Peterborough Petes from 1981 to 1983.

On October 7, 1986, he was named the captain of the Detroit Red Wings and in 1995, Steve Yzerman led his team to its first Stanley Cup finals since 1966. But there were still doubts about his ability to lead his team. 

After 1995

Steve Yzerman put all the rumors and doubt about his leadership to rest once and for all in 1997 when he led his team to win Stanley Cup after defeating Philadelphia Flyers. The next year too, Detroit Red Wings won the cup in the finals against Washington Capitals.

In the 2001 season, he missed the season games as his knee was injured. And in the 2002 playoffs, he did lead his team to victory against Vancouver Canucks. They defeated Carolina Hurricanes, winning their tenth Stanley Cup.

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After injury

The same year in 2002, Yzerman underwent knee realignment surgery and returned in February 2003. On May 1, 2004, he was injured again after getting hit in the eye by a deflected slapshot. The injury broke his orbital bone, scratched his cornea, and underwent eye surgery.

He did miss out remaining 2004 games but returned to the game for the 2005-2006 season. On May 1, 2006, he played his last professional hockey game and announced his retirement from NHL on July 3, 2006.

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The same year on September 25, 2006, Yzerman was named vice-president and alternate governor of Detroit Red Wings.

Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick presented him with the key to the city of Detroit on January 2, 2007, and was introduced to the Ottawa Sports Hall of Fame on January 11, 2008. It was announced on June 23, 2009, that his name will be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.

He also worked as Tampa Bay Lightning’s General Manager (GM) from 2010 to 2018 and has also worked with Team Canada. On April 19, 2019, Steve Yzerman was named the executive vice president and general manager of Detroit Red Wings while Ken Holland was promoted to senior vice president.

Steve Yzerman – Net Worth, Salary

The net worth of Yzerman is estimated to be around $40 million while the figure on his annual salary is under review.

Steve Yzerman – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media sites Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, Steve Yzerman is absent.

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