Darren McCarty Net Worth
Darren McCarty was born on April 1, 1972 in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada. He is a former professional ice hockey player who played in the National Hockey League (NHL). His career as an enforcer for the Detroit Red Wings made him famous and also helped increase his net worth. McCarty is now retired from the game but continues to make his living as a sports commentator and podcaster.
During his 15 year career, McCarty earned $1 million on average. He appeared in 758 games and scored 127 goals and 288 points for his team, the Red Wings. He also won four Stanley Cups with the Red Wings. McCarty also had a number of other jobs outside of playing hockey that contributed to his total earnings over his career.
He worked as a sports broadcaster for the television network, ESPN. He was a host on the show, Grind Time with Darren McCarty and was part of the NHL Network’s lineup of announcers. He also worked as a television studio analyst for the Detroit Tigers. In addition, he has hosted several other shows on the Detroit area networks.
While in the NHL, McCarty starred in a variety of movies and television shows. He was in the film, The Fighter and he also had roles in the TV shows, The Dead Zone and Major League. He has also written a book titled My Last Fight: The True Story of a Hockey Rock Star. The book was released on December 1, 2013 by Triumph Books.
During his hockey career, McCarty earned over $17 million in salary and endorsements. However, he went bankrupt a few years into retirement due to some bad business decisions. He claims he lives month-to-month on his $636 per month NHL pension and earnings from endorsements and promotional appearances.
Darren Mccarty’s wife, Cheryl is a nurse who works at a hospital in Farmington Hills, Michigan. She has two daughters with McCarty and a son with another man. Her family is not rich, but she makes a decent living as a nurse. The couple is staying together and they are trying to keep their marriage strong despite the financial difficulties. Cheryl has a good sense of humor and is not afraid to stand up for what she believes in. She is also a dedicated supporter of her husband’s charity work. They have been able to raise money for cancer research. Darren has been involved in the fight against cancer since his early days in the NHL. Darren’s dedication to fighting cancer has also prompted him to start his own foundation called The Darren McCarty Cancer Research Fund. He is an advocate for finding a cure for cancer and has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for the cause through his work. He is also an active member of the Red Cross.