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Vladimir Konstantinov Wife, Daughter And Family Life

By Swikriti Kandel / 8 June 2023 06:48 AM

Vladimir(on wheelchair) Dropped The Puck At Little Caesars Arena On 20 February 2023
Vladimir(on wheelchair) Dropped The Puck At Little Caesars Arena On 20 February 2023 ( Source : twitter )

Vladimir Konstantinov former wife Irina Konstantinov is a residential realtor at Beachfront Realty Inc. Irina Konstantinov is on her business since March 2018.

She formerly worked as an agent for Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate. She holds a master's degree in civil engineering from the Moscow State University of Transport (MIIT).

Former defensive player Vladimir tied the nuptials with Irina in Russia. They moved to Detroit so that the athlete could compete in the National Hockey League games.

The 56-year-old athlete began his journey with the CSKA Moscow of the USSR. He was noticed by a Red Wings scout during the 1987 World Junior Championships.

Following that, Konstantinov was drafted by the Red Wings in 1989. He debuted in the NHL during the 1991-92 season and competed in 446 games in 6 seasons.

Vladimir was honored with the NHL Plus/Minus Awards during the 1995-96 season. Moreover, he led his team to secure the 1997 Stanley Cup. 

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Vladimir Konstantinov Family

Vladimir Konstantinov family resides miles away from him in Florida. Vladimir lives at his home in Michigan with around-the-clock care.

The athlete landed in the US along with his former partner and their kid. It took 2 years for the Red Wings to manage the settings and bring him to Detroit.

The defenseman had signed a 25-year contract with the Russian army. If he deserted them, then it would be considered a felony and he would not get a work permit in the States.

To secure Vladimir an army discharge, the club's vice-president Jim Lites provided money to bribe the Russian doctors. He was released on medical grounds following the fake diagnosis of an inoperable cancer.

Is Vladimir Konstantinov Still Married?

No, Vladimir Konstantinov is not still married. According to MLive, he parted ways with his life partner a long time ago.

Irina and Vladimir remained together for over two decades. However, the athlete's life-threatening head injuries created a distance between them.

The athlete required 24/7 professional help which his partner could not offer. He started having assisted round-the-clock care at his home in Michigan.

For a fresh start, Irina moved to New Jersey with their child in the early 2000s. They currently reside in Florida and travel to Michigan to meet the ex-player.

Vladimir Konstantinov And Irina Konstantinov Married Life

Vladimir Konstantinov and Irina Konstantinov married life spanned over 20 years. Together, they welcomed a baby girl as well.

When the former athlete was offered to move to the U.S. by Wings, his partner and baby were in the back of his mind. He did not consider leaving them back in Russia.

They immigrated and lived joyously creating beautiful memories. Their life took a turn when Vladimir got into the accident and suffered injuries in the frontal lobe.

Following that, Konstantinov could not process idealistic feelings in life or perform daily life activities. Irina took care of him for many years hoping that he would heal completely.

Eventually, the lady lost her hope and moved on to fulfill her motherly duties. She filed for divorce from Vladimir and the two are now separated.

Vladimir Konstantinov Daughter

Vladimir Konstantinov daughter Anastasia Konstantinov is 34 years old. She was about 8 years when her father won the playoff championship trophy.

Anastasia immigrated to the United States with her parents back in 1991. She is the only child of the former athlete and his partner. She admires her father and often travels to Michigan to visit him.

Anastasia Konstantinov

Anastasia Konstantinov set up a Go Fund Me for her father Vladimir. The goal was to generate $250,000 for the former athlete's medical care.

Though it was created on 5 March 2019, the target has not been met yet. The page has only generated $55,195 in donations by June 2023.

Konstantinov can often be seen with Vladimir attending events. In 2019, they joined the premiere of Russian Five Film in Emagine Theatres.

Anastasia was born in 1989 and she was around 2 years old when she moved to the USA. She spends her free time with family and is off social media platforms.

What Happened To Vladimir Konstantinov?

Vladimir Konstantinov got into a limousine accident and suffered brain damage on 13 June 1997. His left frontal lobe was damaged in the crash.

The player stayed in a coma for two months following the tragic incident. When he finally got out of it, the experts revealed that he needed constant medical care and attention.

With therapy and medication, Konstantinov has healed and is now able to talk and walk. However, his life has never been the same since the fateful incident.

Limo Accident And Crash

Vladimir was not the only player in the limo during the accident. He was accompanied by Viacheslav Fetisov and Sergei Mnatsakanov.

Vladimir Pictured With Journalist Kim Russell On 20 September 2021
Vladimir Pictured With Journalist Kim Russell On 20 September 2021( Source : twitter )

The trio were out to celebrate the victory over Stanley Cup. Following the celebration, they hired a driver named Richard Gnida to take them home.

Richard was drunk and he fell asleep at the wheel. As a result, he lost control of the vehicle and hit a tree on Woodward Avenue, Birmingham.

Sergei's playing career ended with an accident since he suffered paralysis from the waist down. Though Fetisov faced lung and chest contusions, he was not severely injured.

Vladimir Konstantinov Net Worth

Vladimir Konstantinov net worth is around $2 million dollars. The majority of Vladimir's assets comprise his house in Michigan.

The former player received career earnings of $3,392,143. He witnessed a career-high salary of $1,275,000 during the 1996-97 season

Konstantinov was brought to the States by the team Detroit Red Wings. In his inaugural NHL season, the team offered him an annual paycheck of $360,000.


The Murmansk native played 6 seasons in the NHL before his career ended. Since the accident, he has not generated any income. Also, his savings were spent on his treatment.

As per Click On Detroit, Vladimir received $2 million as compensation from the vehicle owner's insurance carrier. Likewise, they are also financially contributing to his medical, rehabilitation, and residential expenses.


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