Bradley Kevin Marchand is an ice hockey player who plays for the Canadian hockey team as well as in the National Hockey League (NHL) as a left wing for the Boston Bruins since 2006. He has played for his native land, Canada, at the Under 17 level before representing them on the Hockey World Cup 2016.
Brad Marchand was born on May 11, 1988, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, to parents Kevin Marchand and Lynn Marchand. He grew up along with his three siblings, namely, Jeff Marchand, Melissa Marchand, and Rebecca Marchand. The sports persona holds Canadian nationality.
As a child, Brad was very interested in playing hockey and his father Kevin became his coach and motivated him to pursue his dreams as an ice hockey player professionally. So, he played minor hockey in the Nova Scotia area until he played in the QMJHL for up to four seasons.
Brad made it to the National Hockey League in 2006 after he got selected as the draft by the Boston Bruins as the 71st overall pick. He made his NHL debut on October 21, 2009, against the Nashville Predators. His first goal in a game was against Jhonas Enroth in November 2009.
The hockey player married his girlfriend Katrina Sloane in 2015. Although there is no report on how they met, it is known that Katrina has a son, whose name is Sloan, from a previous relationship whom Brad has now adopted as his son. The couple is blessed with a child together, who was born in the summer of 2017. Altogether, they have two children.
Brad Marchand is one of the top 20 richest NHL players in the history of the game, among players like Alexander Ovechkin, Sidney Crosby, Brooks Laich, and many others. As of 2018, Brad has an estimated net worth of $25 million and earns a salary of $8 million annually.
Brad's earning showed a noticeable growth after he signed an 8-year contract worth $49 million, in 2017. Under his new contract, Brad will earn $7.5 million for 2019-20, $5 million for 2020-21, $6.5 million for 2021-22, $5 million for 2022-23, $5 million for 2023-24, whereas $4 million for 2024-05, as his base salary.
Brad's first contract with the club was a 3-year deal worth $2.465 million. For the season 2008-09, 2009-10, and 2010-11, Brad earned about $5.9 million. In 2011, he re-signed a two-year contract worth $5 million and as per his second contract, Brad earned $2.5 million as a minimum salary. Brad's total career earning in the mid-2018-19 season is $31,446,464.
Brad signed a multi-year endorsement contract with a footwear manufacturing company, New Balance clothing, and Warrior Hockey, both based in Boston, on October 4, 2017. Adding up to his $25 million net worth Brad possesses a $1.2 million worth beautiful mansion in Boston which consists of 5 bedrooms and 5 baths.
Along with that, Brad is also involved actively in charity works. He is active in Make a Wish Foundation of Canada which grants children with proper medical treatment and facilities. Brad also has a website of his own, www.bradmarchand.com, where he also interacts with his fans.