Paul Bissonnette, also known as BizNasty, is a former professional ice hockey player who played for the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Phoenix Coyotes. He retired from professional hockey in 2017 and has since become a media personality, podcaster, and entrepreneur. Bissonnette is known for his entertaining social media presence and candid commentary on hockey and pop culture.
Early Life and Hockey Career
Born on March 11, 1985, in Welland, Ontario, Canada, Bissonnette began playing hockey at a young age. He played junior hockey with the Saginaw Spirit and Owen Sound Attack before being drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2003.
After playing for several years in the minor leagues, Bissonnette made his NHL debut with the Penguins in 2008. He played in 15 games for the Penguins before being claimed off waivers by the Phoenix Coyotes.
Phoenix Coyotes Career
While playing for the Coyotes, Bissonnette became known for his physical play and willingness to drop the gloves with opponents. He also became a fan favorite for his outgoing personality and sense of humor.
During his time with the Coyotes, Bissonnette signed a two-year contract extension worth $1.2 million in 2012. He played in a total of 202 games for the Coyotes and recorded seven goals and 15 assists.
After retiring from professional hockey, Bissonnette began working as a media personality. He co-hosted a podcast called “Spittin’ Chiclets” with former NHL player Ryan Whitney, where they discussed hockey and other topics.
Bissonnette also worked as a color commentator for the Arizona Coyotes and appeared as a guest commentator on various sports shows. He has a large following on social media, where he shares his thoughts on hockey and other topics with his fans.
Bissonnette is also an entrepreneur and has launched several business ventures. He co-founded a company called “Bardown Hockey” that sells hockey-themed apparel and accessories. He also launched a line of golf apparel called “Golf Balled” and a beer company called “BizNasty Brewing.”
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Paul Bissonnette’s net worth is estimated to be $8 million. The majority of his wealth comes from his professional hockey career, endorsements, and media work. Bissonnette’s entrepreneurship ventures have also contributed to his net worth.
Paul Bissonnette may be retired from professional hockey, but he has found success in other areas of his life. His media career and entrepreneurship ventures have made him a millionaire, and he continues to be a popular figure in the hockey world and beyond.