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Canada Steve Kariya
a.k.a. "Steven Kariya"
#22 JYP / SM-liiga - 09/10
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Database: 836 763 players
Last added: Timofei Kudakov
Scoring Leaders
# Player GP G A TP
1. Sven Andrighetto 42 23 23 46
2. Jan Kovar 41 13 32 45
3. Linus Omark 37 17 27 44
4. Roman Cervenka 43 14 30 44
5. Killian Mottet 42 21 22 43
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
LW
Age
43
Height
5'6" / 168 cm
Weight
159 lbs / 72 kg
Nation
Shoots
R
Status
Retired
Highlights
1-time NCAA (Championship) Winner 1

Kariya was a diminutive winger who relied heavily on his speed and quickness. He didn't shy away from the high-traffic areas despite his size and was a prolific scorer in Europe and the AHL.

Brothers: Martin Kariya, Paul Kariya

Team Staff profile of Steve Kariya also available
Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1994-95 Nanaimo Clippers BCJHL 60 39 60 99 8 |
1995-96 Univ. of Maine NCAA 39 7 15 22 8 |
1996-97 Univ. of Maine NCAA 35 19 31 50 10 |
1997-98 Univ. of Maine “C” NCAA 35 25 25 50 22 |
1998-99 Univ. of Maine “C” NCAA 41 27 38 65 24 |
1999-00 Vancouver Canucks NHL 45 8 11 19 22 9 |
Syracuse Crunch AHL 29 18 23 41 22 11 | Playoffs 4 2 1 3 0 0
2000-01 Vancouver Canucks NHL 17 1 6 7 8 -1 |
Kansas City Blades IHL 43 15 29 44 51 2 |
2001-02 Vancouver Canucks NHL 3 0 1 1 2 -2 |
Manitoba Moose AHL 67 25 37 62 48 0 | Playoffs 7 1 2 3 0 -7
2002-03 Manitoba Moose AHL 38 14 14 28 18 -5 |
Albany River Rats AHL 31 12 19 31 20 -8 |
2003-04 Albany River Rats AHL 57 17 31 48 28 -9 |
2004-05 Ilves SM-liiga 55 24 35 59 32 17 | Playoffs 7 3 2 5 4 -1
2005-06 Blues SM-liiga 56 22 27 49 61 -13 | Playoffs 9 3 3 6 10 -2
2006-07 Frölunda HC Elitserien 55 23 16 39 34 3 |
2007-08 Frölunda HC Elitserien 41 1 17 18 18 -13 |
2008-09 HPK SM-liiga 58 21 33 54 26 11 | Playoffs 6 1 2 3 4 1
2009-10 JYP SM-liiga 46 16 12 28 20 6 | Playoffs 13 1 1 2 10 -3
Tournament Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
2002-03 Team Canada International 3 0 2 2 0 |
2005-06 Team Canada Loto Cup 3 0 0 0 10 |
2006-07 Team Canada Deutschland Cup - - - - - |
Team Staff History
S Team League Role on Team Notes
2012-13 Portland Winterhawks WHL Asst. Coach Hired midseason
2014-15 New Jersey Devils NHL Scout Amateur Scout
2015-16 New Jersey Devils NHL Scout Amateur Scout
2018-19 New York Islanders NHL Scout Pro Scout
2019-20 New York Islanders NHL Scout Pro Scout
Player Career Totals
League Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- | Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
AHL 4 222 86 124 210 0.95 136 -11 | 2 11 3 3 6 0.55 0 -7
BCJHL (BCHL) 1 60 39 60 99 1.65 8 - | 0
Deutschland Cup 1 - - - - - - - | 0
IHL 1 43 15 29 44 1.02 51 2 | 0
International 1 3 0 2 2 0.67 0 - | 0
SM-liiga (Liiga) 4 215 83 107 190 0.88 139 21 | 4 35 8 8 16 0.46 28 -5
Loto Cup 1 3 0 0 0 0.00 10 - | 0
NCAA 4 150 78 109 187 1.25 64 - | 0
NHL 3 65 9 18 27 0.42 32 6 | 0
Elitserien (SHL) 2 96 24 33 57 0.59 52 -10 | 0
Player Biography and Trivia

Cult/Star player for HPK

Cult/Star player for Ilves

Cult/Star player for JYP

Cult/Star player for Univ. of Maine

Career transactions
- 2008-08-01 • Signed to a one-year contract by HPK
- 2007-03-13 • Signed to a one-year contract extension by Frölunda
- 2006-07-03 • Signed to a one-year contract by Frölunda
- 2005-07-18 • Signed to a one-year contract by Blues
- 2004-08-09 • Signed to a one-year contract by Ilves
- 2003-01-24 • Traded to the New Jersey Devils for Mikko Jokela
- 2002-09-04 • Re-signed by the Vancouver Canucks
- 1999-04-21 • Signed to a three-year, entry-level contract by the Vancouver Canucks


His father, Tetsuhiko, played rugby for the Canadian National Team.

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