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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

Obviously there's a lot of expectations around me but it's something I try not to focus on. I'm just trying to go out there, be myself on the ice every day, try to get better, be myself around the guys in the locker room. I think that's what's made me successful and the person that I am.

— Sabres forward Jack Eichel on transitioning from college hockey to the NHL