Brian Rafalski Net Worth is$45 Million
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Profession: Ice hockey player
Date of Birth: Sep 28, 1973
Height: 1.78 m
Weight: 88.45 kg
Ethnicity: Polish American
Country: United States of America
Brian Rafalski is a retired American professional ice hockey player, he has a net worth of $45 million. Brian Rafalski has earned his net worth from his 15 season career as a defenseman. Rafalski played hockey for five different teams, he spent 11 of his 15 season career in the National Hockey League playing for the New Jersey Devils from 1999 to 2007 and the Detroit Red Wings from 2007 until he retired in 2011. Prior to his NHL career Brian spent three seasons in the SM-liiga for the Hameenlinnan Pallokerho and the Helsingin IFK. He also played one season for Brynas IF in Elitserien. During his career with the NHL Rafalski has won the Stanley Cup three times, he also played in three Olympic ice hockey tournaments as a member of the United States men's ice hockey team. He was born on September 28, 1973 in Dearborn, MI he played for four years at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he was named to the WCHA First All-Star Team, the NCAA West All-Star Team, and the WCHA Defenseman of the Year. Rafalski has had an impressive international career he represented Team USA at the 2002 Winter Olympics where he won the silver medal, he also played in both the2004 World Cup of Hockey and the 2006 Winter Olympics. At the 2010 Winter Olympics Rafalski was a fill-in United States' alternate captain, where he was named the best defenseman well as being named to the tournament all-star team. Rafalski's wife is Felicity, and they have three sons.
Brian Christopher Rafalski (born September 28, 1973) is a retired American professional ice hockey defenseman who played 15 professional ice hockey seasons for five teams: 11 in the National Hockey League for two teams (New Jersey Devils and Detroit Red Wings), three in SM-liiga for two teams (H"ameenlinnan Pallokerho and Helsingin IFK) prior to entering the NHL, and one in Elitserien for Bryn"as IF. After struggling to enter the NHL, spending four seasons in European leagues, Rafalski won the Stanley Cup three times, playing in five Stanley Cup finals in his NHL career (2000, 2001, 2003, 2008, 2009.) Rafalski also played for the United States men's ice hockey team in three Olympic ice hockey tournaments (2002, 2006, and 2010).
Rafalski played for the Madison Capitals of the USHL and scored 23 points with 12 goals and 11 assists
Rafalski played for four years at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and was a proficient player, scoring 45 points in 43 games in his senior year. He won several awards that season; he was named to the WCHA First All-Star Team, the NCAA West All-Star Team, and the WCHA Defenseman of the Year. With no immediate NHL prospects, Rafalski travelled overseas. He spent the 1995-1996 season with Bryn"as IF of the Swedish elite league. After scoring only 9 points in 22 games in Sweden, he then moved to Finland. He played a season for HPK of the SM-liiga, and scored 35 points. He travelled to HIFK in 1997, where he spent two successful years. In his final year in Finland, he scored 19 goals and 53 points in 53 games, and won the Kultainen kyp"ar"a, which is the SM-liiga trophy for best player as voted by his fellow players. Notably, he also became the first non-Finnish player to win the award.
Rafalski was named by the Sporting News in 1999 as the best hockey player in the world not playing in the NHL. On May 7, 1999, Rafalski was signed by the New Jersey Devils as a free agent. He was 26 years of age at the start of the 1999-2000 NHL seaso

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