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Jared Bednar is a Canadian professional ice hockey coach and former player. He is the current head coach of the Colorado Avalanche of the National Hockey League (NHL). He previously coached the Lake Erie Monsters of the American Hockey League, leading them to a Calder Cup championship in the 2015–16 season. He also led the South Carolina Stingrays of the ECHL to a Kelly Cup championship in the 2008–09 season.
|Net Worth||$15 million|
|Occupation||Ice hockey coach|
Jared Bednar was born on February 28, 1972 (age 50 years) in Yorkton, Canada. He was born and raised in Yorkton along with his parents and siblings. Bednar stands at an appealing height of 1.93m and has a good body weight of 93kg which suits his personality. Jared used to have not extremely long hair but over the course of his career, he trimmed the hair shorter.
Jared Bednar played junior hockey with the Western Hockey League’s Saskatoon Blades, Spokane Chiefs, Medicine Hat Tigers, and Prince Albert Raiders, from 1990 to 1993, playing in 152 games with 520 combined penalty minutes, establishing himself as a physical player. After going undrafted by the NHL, Bednar made his professional debut during the 1993–94 season, with the Huntington Blizzard of the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL).
Bednar played three seasons with the Huntington Blizzard, posting a career-high in points during the 1994–95 season, with 45 points in 64 games. Bednar joined the ECHL’s South Carolina Stingrays halfway through the 1995–96 season, posting 24 points and 126 penalty minutes in his first 39 games. From 1995 to 1998, he played mostly with the Stingrays, with small stints in the American Hockey League (AHL) with the St. John’s Maple Leafs and Rochester Americans.
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He played the 1998–99 season with the Grand Rapids Griffins of the International Hockey League (IHL), racking up 21 points and 220 PIMS in 71 games with the Griffins. Bednar re-joined the Stingrays for the 1999–2000 season and played two more seasons with the Rays. He announced his retirement after the 2001–02 season.
Jared Bednar became the assistant coach of the Stingrays from 2002 to 2007 after retiring as a player. After head coach Jason Fitzsimmons stepped down, Bednar was promoted and became the new head coach for the 2007–08 season. His first season as coach was extremely successful, with the Stingrays winning 47 games in the regular season, and making it to the American Conference finals in the playoffs. After another successful season in 2008–09, the Stingrays won the Kelly Cup, giving Bednar his first championship as a coach in only his second season.
Bednar stepped down as head coach of the Stingrays after winning the Cup and became the assistant coach of the Abbotsford Heat of the AHL for the 2009–10 season. He was then the head coach of the AHL’s Peoria Rivermen from 2010 through 2012.
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The Columbus Blue Jackets hired Jared Bednar as an assistant coach for their minor league AHL affiliate, the Springfield Falcons, beginning with the 2012–13 season. After serving in this role for two seasons, he was promoted to head coach following the promotion of Brad Larsen to Columbus’ staff. For the 2015–16 season, Columbus shifted their AHL affiliation to the Lake Erie Monsters in Cleveland.
Jared Bednar followed the affiliation to Cleveland and continued as head coach. Lake Erie went 15–2 in the 2016 Calder Cup playoffs to capture the franchise’s first championship and the first for the city of Cleveland since the original Cleveland Barons won the 1964 Calder Cup. He was later rewarded by the Blue Jackets with a two-year contract extension through to the 2018–19 season on July 19, 2016.
Jared Bednar was named head coach of the Colorado Avalanche of the National Hockey League (NHL) on August 25, 2016. Bednar walked into a difficult situation. He was hired less than a month before training camp, and did not have nearly enough time to implement his own system, nor have enough time to hire his own staff, and had to make do with the holdovers from his predecessor, Patrick Roy.
Jared Bednar failed despite having talented players, such as Nathan MacKinnon, Gabriel Landeskog and Matt Duchene on the roster, the team slumped to only 48 points, the worst record in the league. It was also one of the worst records for a non-expansion team since 1967, and the worst since the team moved from Quebec City in 1995.
In his second season with the Colorado Avalanche, Bednar guided the team to a 47-point improvement. The team faced some adversity early in the season with the distraction of Duchene’s public trade request. Following the trade, Bednar guided the team to one of the hottest second-half records, snapping a four-year playoff drought in the process. After the Avalanche’s first-round exit in six games to the Nashville Predators, Bednar was signed to a one-year contract extension on April 23, 2018. A few days after signing a new contract, Bednar was nominated for the Jack Adams Award.
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In Jared Bednar’s third season coaching the Avalanche, he led the team to back-to-back playoff appearances, the first Avalanche coach to do so since Joel Quenneville in the 2005–06 season. The Avalanche defeated the Calgary Flames 4–1 in the Western Conference’s First Round and then were defeated in the Second Round in seven games by the San Jose Sharks. On July 9, 2019, Jared Bednar signed a two-year contract extension.
Jared Bednar is married to Susan Bednar, they had their wedding in the 1900s. His wife is a private person and they have two children together. Their daughter’s name is Savega Bednar and their son’s name is Kruz Bednar. The couple lived in Humboldt, Saskatchewan, on two different occasions for a decade during his youth and also played for the Humboldt Broncos. Bednar is personally involved in helping the victims and families of the 2018 Humboldt Broncos bus accident, which includes co-hosting a golf tournament each summer.
Jared Bednar net worth
How much is Jared Bednar worth? Jared Bednar net worth is estimated at around $15 million. His main source of income is from his career as a professional ice hockey coach. Bednar salary is $600,000+ per month for 2022 with other earnings are over $7 million annually. His successful career has earned him some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy car trips. He is one of the richest and influential ice hockey coaches in Canada.