Andrew Ladd is a Canadian Hockey player who was born December 12th, 1985 in Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada. Ladd is estimated to have a net worth of $13,200,000 and has a yearly salary of $4,500,000. His professional ice hockey career began in 2005 and is still active.
Ladd began his hockey career in the junior British Columbia Hockey League playing for the Coquitlam Express. Soon after that, Ladd leveled up to the major junior Western Hockey League with the Calgary Hitmen. He scored 75 points in his rookie year and was 15th in league scoring, which was quite an accomplishment for a first year hockey player. Ladd won the WHL plus-minus award for leading the league with +39 plus/minus. Ladd went pro after 2 seasons with the Hitmen.
In 2004, Ladd was drafted to the Carolina Hurricanes and while playing with the Hurricanes he went on to help the them win their first ever Stanley Cup Championship in 2006. The following season, Ladd suffered injuries and ended up being rushed off for emergency appendectomy surgery. After this, and in his third season, Ladd was traded to the Chicago Blackhawks, which teamed him up with three of his former minor hockey teammates.
While playing against the Detroit Red Wings for the Chicago Blackhawks, Ladd scored his very fist “hat trick,” which is accomplishing three positive achievements in one game.
Capping his salary in 2010, Ladd was traded to the Atlanta Thrashers. During his 2010/2011 season with the Thrashers, Ladd became captain of the team. He was also awarded the MVP award at the end of the season with the Thrashers.
In 2011, Ladd signed a 5-year, 22 million dollar contract with the Winnipeg Jets. In the same year, Ladd married Brandy Johnson, an Optometrist who is currently practicing Optometry in Winnipeg. Originally from Alberta, Brandy was involved in humanitarian efforts in the Dominican Republic for eye treatment, and she is active in many charitable events. Both Andrew Ladd and his wife are involved in giving Special Olympic athletes and children from Winnipeg’s Children’s Hospital a chance to attend Winnipeg Jets hockey games.
Upon ending his contract with the Winnipeg Jets, Ladd was then traded back to the Chicago Black Hawks in February of 2016.