Craig Berube Biography, Age, Career, Marital Status, Salary and Net Worth
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Who is Craig Berube?
Craig Berube is a Canadian notable professional ice hockey coach and a former player. He is currently the head coach for the St. Louis Blues of the NHL (National Hockey League). Having been nicknamed “Chief”, he has played 17 seasons in the NHL for the Philadelphia Flyers, Toronto Maple Leafs, Calgary Flames, Washington Capitals, and New York Islanders. Moreover, he has been a national team scout for team Canada’s 2016 World Cup hockey team. In 2019 as an interim coach, he led the Blues to become the Stanley Cup champions.
How Old Is Craig Berube?
He is 56 years old as of May 2022, having been born on December 17, 1985, in Calahoo, Alberta, Canada. Craig shares his birthdate with celebrities such as; Ian Jeffrey, Cora Tilley, Manu Ríos, Josie Alesia, Sarah Paulson, and many more.
Craige Berube Family
Who are Craig Berube’s Parents?
He was born to Roger Berube (Father) and Ramona Berube (Mother)
Does Craig Berube have Siblings?
There is no news on the internet regarding whether he has siblings or was born as the only child. In case of news regarding this matter, we will update it here as soon as possible.
Craig Berube Education
Information regarding where he received his high school/college education is not mentioned on the internet.
Craig Berube Marital Status
He is married to the love of his life Rebecca Berube.
Craig Berube Kids
He has three kids with his wife Rebecca. Two sons by the names Jake Berube and Nashota Berube. And a daughter by the name of Charlotte Berube.
Craig Berube Career
A Playing Career
Between 1986 and 2003, he has played 1054 NHL regular-season games. In the NHL, he was known as an enforcer as he amassed 3,149 penalty minutes in his career, good for seventh on the all-time list. On March 19, 1986, he was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Philadelphia Flyers. On March 22, 1987, he made his NHL debut in a 3-1 Flyers win over the Pittsburgh Penguins. In his debut game, he recorded 16 penalty minutes which included two fighting majors.
Until the end of the regular season, he remained with the Flyers and also played in five playoff games during the Flyers’ run to the 1987 Stanley Cup Finals. During the 1988-89 season, he cemented his place in the Flyers’ line-up and finished in the top ten in penalty minutes during the next two seasons. Following the 1990-91 season, Craig was traded three times in a span of a little over seven months, twice in the off-seasons. He along with Craig Fisher and Scott Mellanby was traded to the Edmonton Oilers for Corey Foster, Dave Brown, and Jari Kurri on May 30.
Four months later on September 9, he along with Glenn Anderson and Grant Fuhr was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs for Luke Richardson, Peter Ing, Scott Thornton, and Vincent Damphousse. He played with the Toronto first half of the 1991-92 season before being traded again on January 2, 1992, to the Calgary Flames along with Alexander Godynyuk, Gary Leeman, Jeff Reese, and Michel Petit for Doug Gilmour, Jamie Macoun, Kent Manderville, Ric Nattress, and Rick Wamsley. Through the end of the 1992-93 season, he remained with the Flames. On June 26, 1993, he was traded to the Washington Capitals for a fifth-round draft choice in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft. Craig spent the next six seasons with the Capitals and played in every playoff game during the Capitals’ run to the 1998 Stanley Cup Finals.
In a game against the Florida Panthers in November 1997, Craig called Panthers’ forward Peter Worell who is black, “a monkey”. In response, he claimed the remark was not racially motivated and he apologized to Peter a day after the game. This resulted in him being suspended by the NHL for one game. He returned to the Flyers in 1999 during the trade deadline and saw his last Stanley Cup playoff action on the ice in 2000. For the next three seasons, he split between the Capitals, New York Islanders, and the Flames. Craig ended his playing career during 2003 to 04 as a player-assistant coach with the Philadelphia Phantoms, the Flyers’ American Hockey League affiliate.
A Coaching Career
After having a playing career, Craig indulged himself in a coaching career. Before the start of the 2006-07 AHL season, he was named the head coach of the Philadelphia Phantoms. The Flyers’ affiliate of the American Hockey League. However, he was promoted to the Flyers’ NHL coaching staff on October 23, 2006, after a major reorganization in the franchise. Bob Clarke resigned from his position as general manager on October 22, 2006, and head coach Ken Hitchock was released from his duties.
John Stevens, formerly the assistant head coach, was named as the Flyers’ new head coach, and Craig Berube was designated in place for him thus becoming the Flyers’ assistant head coach. Craig returned to the Phantoms as head coach for the 2007-08 season. After a 0-3-0 start, on October 7, 2013, he was named head coach of the Flyers. When he was appointed the Flyers’ head coach, the team improved and clinched a spot in the 2014 NHL playoffs. Flyers general manager Ron Hextall, on April 17, 2015, relieved Craig from his coaching duties. After his retirement from the Flyers, he was named as head coach of the Chicago Wolves in the American Hockey League, the affiliate of the St. Louis Blues on June 29, 2016.
On June 15, 2017, he was named the assistant head coach of St. Louis Blues. Nevertheless, the Blues fired head coach Mike Yeo on November 19, 2018, thus making Craig the interim manager for the rest of the season. At the start of the 2019 calendar year, the Blues under Craig’s watch, struggled as they were 15-18-4 and last in the league standings. However, through the remainder of the season, they improved going 30-10-5 including a franchise-record 11-game winning streak. The Blues being the third seed in the Central Division, advanced to the Stanley Cup Finals for the fourth time in franchise history and the first time since 1970. Later, they won the series 4-3 over the Boston Bruins and went on capping off Game 7 with a 4-1 win.
This earned the Blues the first Stanley Cup title in its franchise history and Craig’s first Stanley Cup championship as a player or a coach. Moreover, he also became the second interim coach in NHL history to guide his team to a Stanley Cup title. He, Barry Trotz, and Jon Cooper were announced on April 26, 2019, as the finalists for the Jack Adams Award. The Blues dropped the “interim” tag from Craig on June 24. And officially named him as the 26th head coach in franchise history with a three-year contract. His contract was extended to a three-year contract on February 9, 2022, through the 2024-2025 season.
Craig Berube Height and Measurements
Adding up to his well-built body is a height of 6ft 1inch and a weight of 93kg (205lbs)
Craig Berube’s Salary and Net Worth
He has an annual salary of $3 million and a net worth of $3 million.