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Paul Kariya

Paul Kariya  #9

Left Wing
NUMBER: 9 BIRTHDATE: October 16, 1974
HEIGHT: 5' 10" BIRTHPLACE: Vancouver, BC, Canada
WEIGHT: 185 DRAFTED: ANA / 1993 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (4th overall)
AwardsSeasons
Lady Byng Memorial Trophy 1995-1996 / 1996-1997
Brother of Steve WJC-A All-Star Team (1993) Hockey East First All-Star Team (1993) Hockey East Rookie of the Year (1993) Hockey East Player of the Year (1993) NCAA East First All-American Team (1993) NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team (1993) Hobey Baker Memorial Award (Top U.S. Collegiate Player) (1993) WC-A All-Star Team (1994, 1996) Best Forward - WC-A (1994, 1996) NHL All-Rookie Team (1995) Lady Byng Memorial Trophy (1996, 1997) NHL First All-Star Team (1996, 1997, 1999) NHL Second All-Star Team (2000, 2003) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003) Missed majority of 1997-98 season after failing to come to contract terms with Anaheim and recovering from concussion vs. San Jose, February 1, 1998. Signed as a free agent by Colorado, July 3, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Nashville, August 5, 2005. Signed as a free agent by St. Louis, July 1, 2007. Missed majority of 2008-09 due to lower body injury at Anaheim, November 5, 2008. Missed entire 2010-11 due to post-concussion syndrome. Officially announced his retirement, June 29, 2011.
Quote of the Day

You know what? We've played in some pretty special buildings along this playoff run so far. You start in Detroit, you go to Montreal, you come here … I think it's the first team to beat three Original Six teams to get to the Final if I'm not mistaken. That says how tough the road has been. Those are tough places to win.

— Lightning forward Steven Stamkos after Game 7 win vs. Rangers on Friday in New York