Jay Bouwmeester Biography

( 1983 - )
September 23, 2019
First published on:March 6, 2019
by John Max

Facts of Jay Bouwmeester

Date of Birth: 1983, September 27
Age: 36 years old
Birth Nation: Canada
Height: 6 Feet 4 Inch
Birth Name Jay Daniel Bouwmeester
Birth Place Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Famous Name Jay Bouwmeester
Father Dan Bouwmeester
Mother Gena Bouwmeester
Net Worth $50 million
Salary $5,400,000
Past Team Florida Panthers, Calgary Flames
Siblings older sister Jill
University Team Golden Bears hockey team
Contract 5 year $27 million
Career Earnings $70,204,045
Weight 98 kg
Position in Team Defence
Current team St. Louis Blues
Nationality Canadian
Ethnicity White
Profession ice hockey player
Currently Working For St. Louis Blues
University attended University of Alberta
Married to Devon Cunningham

Jay Bouwmeester is a Canadian professional ice hockey player who plays in the National Hockey League (NHL). As of 2019. Jay Daniel Bouwmeester currently plays for the St. Louis Blues as their Defence. Jay Daniel Bouwmeester has played for other teams like Florida Panthers, Calgary Flames.


As a Defence, Jay Daniel Bouwmeester reportedly earns around $3,250,000 as his yearly salary from St. Louis Blues. Further, Jay Daniel Bouwmeester has an estimated net worth of over $50 million. Jay is married to his longtime girlfriend Devon Cunningham in 2011.

Accumulated a Net Worth Over $50 million

As of 2019, Jay Daniel Bouwmeester has an estimated net worth of over $50 million with an average salary of $3,250,000 annually. Additionally, he is currently under a contract with St Louis Blues, signing 1 year / $3,250,000 contract which included $3,250,000 as a guaranteed amount, and an annual average salary of $3,250,000. 

Previously, he signed a five-year contract worth $27 million with St. Louis Blues on August 2, 2013. The contract includes a guaranteed sum of $27,000,000 along with a cap hit of $5,400,000.

Jay Bouwmeester has earned of $73,454,045 from his entire NHL career. One of the highest-paid players of the Blues is Vladimir Tarasenko having estimated career earnings of above $35 million.

Let's have a look at his estimated career earnings which is tabulated below:

2002-2003 Florida Panthers $1,185,000
2003-2004  Florida Panthers $1,185,000
2005-2006  Florida Panthers $945,630
2006-2007  Florida Panthers $2,100,000
2007-2008  Florida Panthers $2,250,000
2008-2009  Florida Panthers $4,875,000
2009-2010 Calgary Flames $7,000,000
2010-2011 Calgary Flames $6,600,000
2011-2012 Calgary Flames $6,600,000
2012-2013 St. Louis Blues $3,863,415
2013-2014 St. Louis Blues $6,600,000
2014-2015 St. Louis Blues $5,000,000
2015-2016 St. Louis Blues $5,600,000
2016-2017 St. Louis Blues $5,600,000
2017-2018 St. Louis Blues $5,400,000
2018-2019 St. Louis Blues $5,400,000
2019-2020 St. Louis Blues $3,250,000
Total Earnings   $73,454,045

Kept aside Jay Daniel Bouwmeester financial earnings, his personal assets includes home and cars. Besides, Bouwmeester earns a good amount of money from various sponsorships.

Marital Relationship with Devon Cunningham

Jay Bouwmeester is a married man. He got married to his girlfriend turned wife, Devon Cunningham in 2011 in a lavish wedding ceremony in front of family and friends.

CAPTION: celebrating Bouwmeester's 1,000th game with family SOURCE: NHL.com

Furthermore, the details about his wedding venue and other facts are still not available on the media. The couple is blessed with three children, Linna, Carys and the details about their child is still undercover. Their first child was born in 2012 and eventually, the second child was born in January 2018.

Additionally, he is a family guy who admires them alot. During the time of his injury, he had to be isolated and get away from the rink which we believe is the hardest part of a professional player's life. It was his wife and children who helps him to recover until he returns back to the action.     

Body Measurement

The NHL Defender, Jay Daniel Bouwmeester is 6 feet 4 inches tall in height and weighs around 98 kilograms.

Life Before Fame

Jay Daniel Bouwmeester was born on September 27, 1983, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada to parents Dan Bouwmeester and Gena Bouwmeester. As per his nationality, he is Canadian and belongs to the White ethnic group. He grew up along with his older sister Jill.

After completing high school, Jay Daniel Bouwmeester enrolled at the University of Alberta and played for the Golden Bears hockey team.

Professional Career

Jay started his professional NHL career with the Florida Panthers after he was drafted in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft in the 3rd overall pick behind Rick Nash and Kari Lehtonen. After playing over seven seasons with the Panthers, he was traded to Calgary Flames in the 2009-10 season.

CAPTION: Jay Bouwmeester SOURCE: NHL.com

 later on, in the 2012-13 season, he started his career with the St. Louis Blues and is playing for the Blues team since then. Currently, he is playing alongside Oskar Sundqvist who plays as a centerman for the team.

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