7 NHL Stars Who Went Broke

While we don’t tend to think of the men of the ice as financial nitwits like their brethren in the other leagues, there are some NHLers who lost it all. Their stories? Sad. Darn sad. Take a look at the list below and you’ll see what I mean. Make sure you have a box of Kleenex nearby.

Darren McCarty

The legendary Red Winger known as much for his blistering punches to Lemieux as his defense work in Detroit, was no pro in personal finance. While McCarty will claim that his divorce and the NHL Lockout damaged his once robust treasurer chest, casinos from coast to coast would beg to differ. The enforcer loved to play the tables to the tune of 6 million in debt to casinos and their attorneys. These days you’ll find big Darren cashing-in on others’ misery through his shady pawn shop business.