Jim Rutherford Net Worth 2022, Age, Wife, Children, Height, Family, Parents, Salary

Jim Rutherford

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Jim Rutherford is a Canadian former professional ice hockey goaltender and front-office executive. He is the president of hockey operations of the Vancouver Canucks. Prior to his position with the Canucks, Rutherford held the same position with the Hartford Whalers/Carolina Hurricanes for almost two decades, assuming the position in June 1994 and stepping down from that position in April 2014.

Rutherford joined the Pittsburgh Penguins as general manager, having been named to that position on June 6, 2014, and resigning on January 27, 2021, citing “personal reasons”. Rutherford has won three Stanley Cups as a general manager, with the Hurricanes in 2006 and with the Penguins in 2016 and 2017.

NameJim Rutherford
Net Worth$5 million
OccupationFormer ice hockey goaltender, Front -office executive
Age73 years
Jim Rutherford net worth

James Earl Rutherford was born on February 17, 1949 (age 73 years) in Beeton, Ontario, Canada. He is the son of Canadian parents but hasn’t disclosed his father and mother’s ethnicity but has one sister Marilyn Rutherford. Rutherford played in the NHL from 1969 to 1983; the majority of his career was spent with the Detroit Red Wings, but he also spent time with the Penguins, Toronto Maple Leafs, and Los Angeles Kings. As a goalie, Rutherford won 151, lost 227 and tied 59 games.

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Rutherford retired as a player in 1983 at the age of 33. Prior to serving with the Penguins as general manager, Rutherford was the president and general manager, as well as a part-owner of the Carolina Hurricanes – known as the Hartford Whalers until 1997 – having joined the franchise in 1994 and helping build the Hurricanes team that won the Stanley Cup in 2006. Later he helped build the Penguins team that won the Stanley Cup in 2016 and again in 2017.

He was one of the pioneers of the popular trend of hockey goalies decorating his mask in 1976. Initially, a friend painted a pair of red wings at the temples of Rutherford’s mask without his permission. Because he didn’t have time to get another fitted mask before game time, he reluctantly wore the decorated mask on the ice.

Jim Rutherford has won the Stanley Cup three times as a general manager, in 2006 with the Carolina Hurricanes, and in 2016 and 2017 with the Pittsburgh Penguins. On June 23, 2016, he won the Jim Gregory General Manager of the Year Award. In 2019, Jim Rutherford was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.

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Rutherford resigned from his post as general manager of the Pittsburgh Penguins on January 27, 2021, due to personal reasons. On December 9, 2021, Jim Rutherford was named president of hockey operations and interim general manager of the Vancouver Canucks.


Jim Rutherford is married to his wife Leslie Rutherford, they had their wedding in Canada. His wife is a private person and they have two children together. Rutherford stands at an appealing height of 1.73m and has a good body weight which suits his personality. As of mid-2022, Jim Rutherford and his wife Leslie Rutherford are still married and living a happy life with their children James Rutherford and Andrea Rutherford.

Jim Rutherford net worth

How much is Jim Rutherford worth? Jim Rutherford net worth is estimated at around $5 million. His main source of income is from his primary work as a former ice hockey goaltender and front office executive. Jim Rutherford’s salary per month and other career earnings are over $400,000 dollars annually. His remarkable achievements have earned him some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy car trips. He is one of the richest and most influential ice hockey executives in Canada.