Steve Kariya

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Steve Kariya
Steve Kariya, HPK.jpg
Kariya with HPK in December 2008
Born (1977-12-22) December 22, 1977 (age 37)
North Vancouver, BC, CAN
Height 5 ft 6 in (168 cm)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
Played for NHL
Vancouver Canucks
SML
Ilves Tampere
Espoo Blues
HPK Hämeenlinna
JYP Jyväskylä

SEL
Frölunda Indians
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 1999–2010

Steven Tetsuo Kariya (born December 22, 1977) is a former Canadian professional ice hockey winger and younger brother of retired National Hockey League player Paul Kariya. Kariya was born in North Vancouver, British Columbia, but grew up in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Playing career[edit]

After playing Junior A with the Nanaimo Clippers, he joined the college hockey ranks with the University of Maine Black Bears. In his senior year, he captained the Black Bears and led them to an NCAA title in 1999.

Having not been drafted by an NHL team, he was signed as a free agent by the Vancouver Canucks and played three-and-a-half years within the organization. During the 2004–05 NHL lockout, Kariya went overseas to play for Ilves Tampere of the Finnish SM-liiga and won the Veli-Pekka Ketola trophy as the league's top point-scorer. Remaining in Europe, he played one-season stints with the Espoo Blues, HPK, and JYP, with whom he last played during the 2009–10 season. He also played for Frölunda HC of the Swedish Elitserien for two seasons.

On March 1, 2013, Kariya joined the Portland Winterhawks coaching staff

Personal[edit]

Kariya's sister Noriko is a professional boxer and his brother Martin is also a professional hockey player. He and Martin are the first and only brothers to have won the Veli-Pekka Ketola trophy.

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
All-Hockey East Rookie Team 1995–96
Hockey East All-Tournament Team 1998 [1]
All-Hockey East First Team 1998–99
AHCA East First-Team All-American 1998–99

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1995–96 University of Maine HE 39 7 15 22 8
1996–97 University of Maine HE 35 19 31 50 10
1997–98 University of Maine HE 35 25 25 50 22
1998–99 University of Maine HE 41 27 39 65 24
1999–00 Syracuse Crunch AHL 29 18 23 41 22 4 2 1 3 0
1999–00 Vancouver Canucks NHL 45 8 11 19 22
2000–01 Kansas City Blades IHL 43 15 29 44 51
2000–01 Vancouver Canucks NHL 17 1 6 7 8
2001–02 Manitoba Moose AHL 67 25 37 62 48 7 1 2 3 2
2001–02 Vancouver Canucks NHL 3 0 1 1 2
2002–03 Manitoba Moose AHL 38 14 14 28 18
2002–03 Albany River Rats AHL 31 12 19 31 20
2003–04 Albany River Rats AHL 57 17 31 48 28
2004–05 Ilves Tampere SM-liiga 55 24 35 59 32 7 3 2 5 4
2005–06 Espoo Blues SM-liiga 56 22 27 49 61 9 3 3 6 10
2006–07 Frölunda HC SEL 55 23 16 39 34
2007–08 Frölunda HC SEL 41 1 17 18 18
2008–09 HPK Hämeenlinna SM-liiga 58 21 33 54 26 6 1 2 3 4
2009–10 JYP Jyväskylä SM-liiga 46 16 12 28 20 13 1 1 2 10
NHL totals 65 9 18 27 32
SM-liiga totals 215 83 107 190 139 35 8 8 16 28
SEL totals 96 24 33 57 52

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2013-14 Hockey East Media Guide". Hockey East. Retrieved 2014-05-19. 

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Todd Hall
Len Ceglarski Sportsmanship Award
1996–97
1997–98
1998–99
Succeeded by
Cory Larose
Preceded by
Timo Pärssinen
Winner of the Veli-Pekka Ketola trophy
2004–05
Succeeded by
Tony Salmelainen