Former American professional hockey player and head coach, Eddie Olczyk is a familiar face of NBC Sports Chicago who serves as a television color commentator. From 1984 to 2000, Eddie played 1,031 NHL games and became a center in the NHL for 16 seasons playing with various professional ice hockey teams.
His NHL amateur career started from an early age, but his professional career began only from 1984 when the Chicago Blackhawks selected him. He scored his first NHL goal Vs. Detroit Red Wings on 11 October 1984. Later in 1987, he moved to Toronto and joined the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Four Children With Wife; Hockey In Family Blood
The television color commentator of NBC, Eddie is a married man. He is married to his wife, Diana Olczyk. The couple has four children, three sons named Eddie Olczyk, Tommy Olczyk, Nicholas Olczyk, and a daughter named Alexandra Olczyk. In the Olczyk family, their son is continuing the legacy of their father who was once a professional NHL player.
Their elder son Eddie, who was born in 1989, worked as an assistant coach at Niagara University. Tommy (born in 1990) plays senior forward for Penn State. Meanwhile, their youngest son Nick (born in 1996) represented the U.S. Premier Hockey League for the South Shore Kings.
In 2016, Nick joined Colorado College and got his name carved in the college NHL rosters. Nick affirms that NHL is in their family blood and labels that they have a 'plaque' when it comes to hockey. His elder sister, Alexandra (born in 1995), is pursuing her higher education at the University of Alabama.
How Much Is Eddie Olczyk's Salary And Net Worth?
52-year-old Eddie Olczyk summons the prominent part of the net worth from his career as an American head coach and former professional hockey player. As per work.chron.com, the average salary of the NHL player was a whopping $2.4 million.
After retiring from NHL, Eddie served as a head coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins from 2003 to 2005. According to indeed.com, a head coach in the United States earns the average salary of $15.71 per hour. The Chicago native also once reportedly won a half-million dollars betting on horse racing.
After debuting in NHL in 1984, Eddie joined Winnipeg Jets and performed best for the club from 1990 to 1996. He has spent each season in different clubs. He finished his 16-years NHL career in Chicago in 2000 from the club Chicago Blackhawks.
He is also a journalist and has worked for Fox SportsNet Pittsburgh on Pittsburgh Penguins TV from 2000 to 2003. Eddie also leads hockey analyst for NHL on NBC and, The Chicago Blackhawks. Ed Olczyk is a member of NBC's Horse Racing coverage. Ed Olczyk is also an inductee of USA-HOF from 2012.
Born as Edward Walter "Eddie" Olczyk on 16 August 1966, Ed is a native of Chicago, Illinois. The American professional hockey player and the head coach holds white ethnicity and carries American nationality.
He is a handsome and, good-looking man, who has an average body with a fit and well-toned body. Eddie follows a healthy diet and exercises regularly. As per wiki, the professional NHL player started his education career at Brother Rice Catholic High School.