The Lux of Pucks: 21 Most Impressive NHL Homes
We all know the saying: “Work hard, play harder.” Some athletes take that saying to the extreme.
NHL players never really stop training. Even in the off season, they are still trying to stay in shape and keep their skills sharp. To reward them, the league pays them very well. Players invest in homes that allow them to train and entertain at the same time. Each decorates to their own personality and how they wish to relax when they get the time. Most end up selling the houses when they are traded. These houses still hold remnants of their former owners.
In order to effectively help them, most players invest in a gym or facility. They have to train somewhere, and why leave the house for that? While most players buy older mansions and redecorate, some choose to start fresh and build to their preferences. Whatever they decide, you can bet there is a sense of luxury.
These 21 homes represent the top house for players, owners, and coaches. While the homes may have a recurring theme, the players themselves are anything but ordinary.
21. Patrice Bergeron
While not much is known about Bergeron’s house, his backyard is what landed him on this list. During the off season, most players would like a break from hockey. Not Bergeron. In his backyard is a hockey rink. While at the back of the property, the hockey rink is Bergeron’s favorite part of the house. During the summer, he will invite fellow teammates or friends for a friendly game. He also enjoys his hot tub and the massive deck it sits on.
20. Shawn Horcoff
If you need to use the facilities in Shawn Horcoff’s former home, you would have the choice of seven bathrooms. In this 6,068 square foot home, there are also five bedrooms. Enter through the over-sized door and enjoy the open concept design. While it doesn’t have all the bonuses that are featured in other houses, it features a contemporary feel with the light features and floor. Go outside to enjoy the two patios. Each one contains a seated area perfect for hosting guests. The house also has a large backyard perfect for a pool or even playing a quick game of soccer.
19. Phil Kessel
Unlike others on the list, Kessel chose a Toronto condo to call home. The condo is a regular bachelor’s dream. No matter what room you are in, there is a television. Depending on the day, all the televisions might be on to one game or another. In the living room, there are four televisions on one wall.
Tired of watching games? Use the pool table. If you feel like going outside, you can sit on the patio and look out over the beauty of Toronto. The condo is just big enough to host small parties as well. Truly, a bachelor’s dream…for now.