Milan Hejduk and his family will remain Colorado residents, but the former Avalanche forward who had his No. 23 sweater retired by the club in January has listed his 16,700 square-foot mansion in Parker for a cool $5.2 million.
That price includes a full-sized hockey rink and a Zamboni — key elements in the elite-level development of Hejduk’s twin sons, Marek and David. The 14-year-olds might begin their junior careers as early as age 16, which would require them to play outside Colorado.
The boys recently finished their 14U season with the AAA Colorado Thunderbirds, a team coached by Hejduk and fellow former Avalanche Jan Hejda.
Hejduk and his wife Zlatuse became U.S. citizens in 2016 and have no plans of moving out of Colorado, where Milan has lived since joining the Avs in 1998.
“No, no. We’re just trying to take advantage of the market here (and) who knows what’s going to happen with the boys,” Hejduk said during the Denver Post’s hockey podcast “Traffic in Front of the Net” this week. “We would put it on the market, anyway, at some point, and the drive from Parker to old Foothills (Ice Arena) where currently the Thunderbirds are practicing, it’s not really pleasant. It’s about an hour drive so, I wouldn’t mind being a little closer.”
And the Zamboni definitely goes with the house?
“Of course,” he said.
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The home sits on a 2.25-acre lot in a gated community and features six bedrooms, seven bathrooms, seven fireplaces and three laundry rooms.
“It’s absolutely spectacular,” real estate agent Janice Schettler said. “The outdoor living area is just as stunning as the indoor living area. Everything is first class. No detail has been missed.”
She said the indoor rink has the feel of a lodge, with its own kitchen, bedroom and living space. And the ice rink could be easily disassembled and that space could be used for other things, such as a full-sized tennis court, indoor soccer field, or boat, RV or bus storage.
“The property also has a five-car garage, so there’s plenty of room to store your toys,” Schettler said.
But considering who currently owns the home, this property figures to go to a hockey family.
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