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Paul Kariya Net Worth

Paul Kariya Net Worth is
$55 Million

Paul Kariya Bio/Wiki 2018

Paul Kariya started his career when he joined the British Columbia Junior Hockey League Junior A’s Penticton Panthers. He recorded 45 goals and 112 points in the 54 games he appeared in during the first season. Kariya ended the season participating in 12 games with eight goals and 24 points. He entered the NHL Entry Draft in 1993 and was chosen as the 4th overall pick by the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim. During Kariya’s stint with all the Ducks, he received the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy in 1996 and 1997. After his succesful stay with all the team, he became an unrestricted free agent and transferred to Colorado Avalanche. Other teams that Kariya played with comprise Nashville Predators and St. Louis Blues. Kariya declared his retirement on June 29, 2011. Paul Tetsuhiko Kariya was born on October 16, 1974 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Paul Kariya Net Worth $55 Million

Full NamePaul Kariya
Net Worth$55 Million
Date Of BirthOctober 16, 1974
Place Of BirthVancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Height5' 11" (1.8 m)
ProfessionIce hockey player
EducationUniversity of Maine
ParentsTetsuhiko Kariya, Sharon Kariya
SiblingsSteve Kariya, Noriko Kariya, Martin Kariya, Michiko Kariya
AwardsHobey Baker Award, Lady Byng Memorial Trophy
NominationsHart Memorial Trophy, Calder Memorial Trophy, Best Moment ESPY Award
1(July 1) Signed a three-year, $18 million contract with the St. Louis Blues. [2007]
2(3 July) In a move that sent shock waves through the NHL, the Colorado Avalanche signed unrestricted free agents Kariya and Teemu Selanne to 1-year deals - Kariya for $1.2 million; Selanne for $5.8 million - reuniting the former Anaheim Mighty Ducks. [July 2003]
3(27 December) The St. Louis Blues announced that Kariya will have surgery on his left hip and could miss the rest of the season. Kariya tore muscle fibers near the top of his thigh after taking a hit in a 5 November game against Anaheim. [2008]
4(August 5) Signed a two-year, $9 million contract with the Nashville Predators. [2005]
5Sister Noriko complied a 9-3-1 record as a pro boxer (2005-2008).
6In a move that sent shock waves through the NHL, the Colorado Avalanche signed unrestricted free agents Kariya and Teemu Selänne to 1-year deals: Kariya for $1.2 million; Selanne for $5.8 million. [July 2003]
7Transferred from the Anaheim Mighty Ducks to the Colorado Avalanches
8Was selected to play for the 1998 Canadian Olympic hockey team but became injured (concussion).
9Father was born in an internment camp in Greenwood, Canada. Tetsuhiko Kariya's parents, along with 23,000 other Japanese-Canadians, were deemed "enemy aliens" during World War II. He later played rugby for the University of British Columbia.
10Brother Steven - who also captained the University of Maine to the 1999 NCAA title - played 65 games for the Vancouver Canucks. He has been playing in Finland since the 2004-2005 season.
11Kariya played in the Ducks' game against the Canucks on 28 December 2002 even though his father died on the 27th of a heart attack. He was given the option to stay in Vancouver to be with his family, but decided to travel with the team to Calgary for their next game.
12His parents were school teachers.
13Nickname in collge: The Mighty Mouse.
14His miss in a shootout with Sweden cost Canada the 1994 Olympic gold medal. However, he helped Canada win gold in the 2002 Winter Olympics.
15Scored 91 goals and 153 assists for 244 points in 94 games for Pentiction High School (Pentiction, British Columbia).
16First freshman to win the Hobey Baker Award - U.S. college hockey's premier individual honor - notching 25 goals and 75 assists for 100 points in 39 games during his only full season, helping the University of Maine Black Bears to a 42-1-2 overall record, and the 1993 NCAA and Hockey East titles.
17Signed a two-year, $14 million deal that ended his 32-game holdout with the Mighty Ducks. [November 1997]
18Paul's middle name, Tetsuhiko, is his father's name.
19Drafted by the Anaheim Mighty Ducks 4th overall in 1993.
20Was so proficient at golf that at 13 he almost quit hockey to concentrate on that sport.
21Older sister: Michiko Joanne Kariya. Younger sister: Noriko Ann Kariya.
22Brother Martin, who played college hockey at Maine like Paul and Steve, has been playing pro hockey in Finland, Russia, and Switzerland since the 2006-2007 season.
23Second oldest of five children
24Half-Japanese/half-Scottish. Second-oldest of five children. Siblings: Michiko, Steven, Noriko, Martin.
25Hobbies include golf, tennis, and reading. Took up juggling at the beggining of the 1994-1995 season
26A Dean's list student at Maine
27Former captain of the Anaheim Mighty Ducks NHL team.


D3: The Mighty Ducks1996thanks


Gold Rush 20022002Video documentaryTeam Canada Forward
Salt Lake City 2002: XIX Olympic Winter Games2002TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Unscripted with Chris Connelly2001TV SeriesHimself
NHL: All-Access!2001Video documentaryHimself
Up Close Primetime2001TV SeriesHimself
H-E Double Hockey Sticks1999TV MovieHimself
Gretzky: The Great One and the Next Ones1997VideoHimself
D3: The Mighty Ducks1996Himself (uncredited)
The Making of the NHL's Mighty Duck's1993TV Movie documentaryHimself

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Ultimate Gretzky2003Video documentaryHimself
Salt Lake 2002: Stories of Olympic Glory2003TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)

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