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Colton Parayko


Colton Parayko is a professional ice hockey player from Canada. Colton Parayko plays as a defenceman and alternate captain for the St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Early Life

Colton Parayko was born in St. Albert, Alberta, Canada, on May 12, 1993. Currently, he is 30 years old as of 2023 and has a birth sign of Taurus. He holds Canadian nationality and belongs to the Ukrainian-Canadian ethnicity.

Caption: Colton Parayko’s family photo (Source: Facebook)

The names of his parents are Tom Parayko(father) and Karen Parayko (mother). He was raised with three siblings, Kendra, Bryce, and Kennedy. Apart from hockey, he and his brother Bryce competed in motocross dirt bike circuits throughout Alberta.

Colton Parayko – Education

Moving on to his academic background, he attended Paul Kane High School. During his school, year, he represented his school in various competitions. he enrolled at the University of Alaska and completed his bachelor’s degree in business administration.

He represents his college team in the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association). He played three seasons for the college team and established himself as a solid defenseman, showcasing his skills and contributing both offensively and defensively.

Professional Career

Colton Parayko’s performances at the collegiate level caught the attention of NHL scouts, leading to his eventual selection by the St. Louis Blues in the 86th overall as a 19-year-old in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.

Following the draft, he spent three seasons with the Alaska Nanooks, where he earned All-WCHA First Team and West Second-Team All-American awards. He finished his academic career in 2015 and began his professional career with the Blues.

Parayko was promptly sent to the Blues’ American Hockey League club, the Chicago Wolves, to finish out the 2014-15 season before making his NHL debut the following season.

Caption: Colton Parayko playing from St. Louis Blues (Source: St. Louis Game Time)

After that, he played in 79 games for the Blues following the season, scoring 33 points. On January 8, 2017, during the Blues’ team skills competition, he recorded the hardest shot of the day at 104 miles per hour, breaking the record set at the league-wide skills competition that year.

On July 21, 2017, the Blues re-signed him to a five-year, $27.5 million contract at $5.5 million per year. Similarly, he led the Blues to their first Stanley Cup victory in 52 years of franchise history. He signed an eight-year, $52 million contract extension with the Blues, on the 1st of September 2021.

Moreover, he represented Team North America in the 2016 World Cup of Hockey and Team Canada at the 2017 IIHF World Championship.


He was named the 2016 NHL All-Rookie Team and the 2019 Stanley Cup champion. Similarly, he was named to the WC All-Star Team in 2017.

Net Worth 2023

This professional ice hockey player’s net worth is estimated at around $4 million whereas he has signed an eight-year, $52 million contract extension with the Blues, on the 1st of September 2021. The majority of his earnings come from his playing career, contracts, and brand endorsements.

Relationship Status

Presently,  Colton Parayko is not a married man and is not dating anyone at the moment. He seems to be quite a private person and avoids talking about his personal life in front of the media and public. Similarly, there is not any news regarding his past love affair and relationship. Meanwhile, the ice hockey player seems to be focused on his career and possibly seems single.

Till now, the player has not been a part of any kind of controversy or rumour. He has balanced his personal and professional career and has maintained a clean image.

Body Measurements

Caption: Colton Parayko lifting the trophy (Source: Instagram)

This player is 6 feet 5 inches tall (196 cm) and weighs around 102kg (225 lbs). In addition, he has a pair of blue eyes with blonde hair colour while his other body measurements are unknown.

Colton Parayko – Social Media

On his Instagram page ‘@cparayko’  there are over 44k followers. Meanwhile, he is not present on Facebook and Twitter.