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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

When I first became captain here, Monsieur Beliveau came to me and said, 'You're going to be fine. You don't have to change, you got selected because of who you are.'

— Saku Koivu on Thursday, recalling what he was told by the late Jean Beliveau when he was named Canadiens captain in 1999
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