Michael Ferland Bio: 2020, Contract, Injury, Wife & Net Worth

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Recently coming under the limelight for his concussion injuries, Michael Ferland is one of the NHL’s up and coming stars. In just five seasons, the 28-year-old has managed to make himself one of the best team players.

Michael Ferland
Michael Ferland

As a result, Ferland recently signed a bumper new deal with the Vancouver Canucks as a free agent. And, we are pretty sure that you guys would like to hear more about it.

Therefore, like Aladdin’s genie, we are going to grant your wishes as below is an article about Michael and his whole life story. It includes his personal and private incidents along with a host of other exciting topics.

So without wasting a single breath, let’s get going!

Quick Facts

Full Name Micheal Ferland
Birth Date April 20, 1992
Birth Place Swan River, Manitoba, Canada
Nick Name Not Available
Religion Christian
Nationality Canadian
Ethnicity White
Education Not Available
Horoscope Taurus
Father’s Name Not Available
Mother’s Name Dianne Ferland
Siblings Two
Age 32 Years Old
Height 6 ft 1 in
Weight 217 lb (98 kg
Hair Color Golden Brown
Eye Color Brown
Build Athletic
Profession NHL Player
Current Team Vancouver Canucks
Position Winger
Active Years 2012 – Present
Marital Status Married
Wife Kayleigh Chapman
Kids Two; Brynlee Ferland and Brooklyn Lorraine Ferland
Net Worth $5 million
Social Media Twitter, Instagram
Merchandise Plaque 
Jersey Number 79
Last Updated May, 2024

Michael Ferland | Early Life & Family

Michael Ferland was born to his mother, Dianne Ferland, and an unknown father.

Growing up, life was tough for Dianne as she had to look after three kids, including Michael. Moreover, Michael’s mother worked as a dietary aide at a nursing home in Swan River.

Similarly, Ferland grew up with his sister, Samantha Ferland, and a younger sibling whose identity has been kept in the dark.

Nevertheless, we know that young Ferland started playing house league hockey from the age of eight till he was 15.

However, the details regarding his education also seem to be hidden from the media’s prying eyes. So, stay tuned as we will update this piece whenever the details are made public.

Michael Ferland | Career (Junior & Professional)

Michael started his junior career with the Brandon Wheat Kings of the Western Hockey League (WHL).

He played three seasons with the Kings, during which he managed 79 goals, 180 points, and 101 assists.

Other than that, Ferland got selected in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft by the Calgary Flames as the 133rd overall pick.

Having realized his dreams of playing in the NHL, Michael upped his game and finished ninth in the WHL scoring with 96 points during the 2011-12 season.

Professional Career

Talking about Michael’s professional career, he has played for three teams in the NHL at the time of writing. Firstly, the 28-year-old started his foray into the big league with the Calgary Flames.

During his four seasons with the Flames, Ferland scored 42 goals, 89 points, and 47 assists in 250 appearances. After that, he moved to the Carolina Hurricanes for a season where he performed brilliantly.

Vancouver Canucks, Michael Ferland
Ferland is currently playing for the Vancouver Canucks

As a result, Michael landed himself a bumper contract with the Vancouver Canucks on July 10, 2019, as a free agent.

Hence, we here at Playersbio hope that Ferland managed to fulfill his potential with the Canucks and become an elite player.

Michael Ferland | Age, Height & Nationality

At the time of writing, Michael is 32 years old. Likewise, Canucks winger celebrates his birthday on the 20th day of the fourth month. Hence, his birth sign is Aries.

Moving on, Ferland stands at 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m) and weighs 217 lb (98 kg). Furthermore, he plays as a winger whose primary role is to play in the wide areas of the rink and support the forwards.

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And, about his nationality, Micahel was born in Swan River, which is a small town in Manitoba. And since Manitoba is a part of Canada, Ferland automatically becomes a Canadian by nationality.

Michael Ferland | Jersey Number And Injuries

Jersey Number

As of now, Michael is wearing the number 79 on his jersey for the Vancouver Canucks. Likewise, Ferland will be wearing the same digits for at least another four years due to his new contract with the franchise.


In November 2019, Vancouver Canucks announced that Micahel had sustained a concussion during a game with the Kings. To elaborate, Ferland got in a fight with Kings’ Kyle Clifford.

Although the injury might not seem serious at first glance, this is not the first time that  Michael has been concussed.

Hence, we suggest the Vancouver Canucks and Ferland’s medical team take all the necessary safety protocols before returning to action.

Michael Ferland | Career Stats

Year GP G A Pts PIM
Career 335 60 74 134 200

Michael Ferland | Net Worth, Salary, and Contract

As of 2024, Michael has a net worth of $5 million accrued thanks to his career as a professional ice hockey player.

Likewise, the 28-year-old has been playing in the lucrative NHL for over five years. As a result, his net worth should not surprise anyone.

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Furthermore, Ferland is currently earning a salary of $3.5 million per year with the Vancouver Canucks.

However, life was not always rosy for Micahel as, during his rookie year in the league, he earned a measly $315,000.  Moreover, Ferland has made upwards of $10 million in wages as of now.


Talking about Michael’s contract, in 2019, he signed a new four-year $14 million deal with the Vancouver Canucks. As per the agreement, Ferland will earn $3.5 million per year for the duration of his contract.

However, there’s more because Michael received $2.5 million as a signing bonus for the 2019-20 season.

Similarly, he will receive $3 million for the 2020-21 season, $3.75 million during the 2021-22 season, and finally $2.75 million for the 2022-23 season.

Michael Ferland | Wife & Kids

Michael is a lucky man when it comes to his marriage. The 29-year-old tied the knot with his wife, Kayleigh Chapman, somewhere back in 2014.

Moreover, the couple was high school lovers who met each other while still in their teens.

Micheal Ferland Wife
Micheal Ferland Wife

Since then, there has been nothing but love between the two. As a matter of fact, Michael and Kayleigh have been blessed with two beautiful daughters, Brynlee Ferland and Brooklyn Lorraine Ferland.

Talking more about the kids, Brynlee’s exact date of birth has not been publicized yet.

On the other hand, her little sister Brooklyn was born just some months back in January 2020. Hence, with a new child’s arrival, there is nothing but joy and excitement in the family.

Michael Ferland | Social Media Presence

Instagram: 25.4k followers

Twitter: 24.4k followers

Michael Ferland | FAQs

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