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Steve Kariya a.k.a. "Steven Kariya"

Player Facts
  • Position
    LW
  • Height
    5'6" / 168 cm
  • Weight
    159 lbs / 72 kg
  • 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 Liiga 55 24 35 59 32 17 | Playoffs 7 3 2 5 4 -1
2005-06 Blues Liiga 56 22 27 49 61 -13 | Playoffs 9 3 3 6 10 -2
2006-07 Frölunda HC SHL 55 23 16 39 34 3 |
2007-08 Frölunda HC SHL 41 1 17 18 18 -13 |
2008-09 HPK Liiga 58 21 33 54 26 11 | Playoffs 6 1 2 3 4 1
2009-10 JYP 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
Player Career Totals
League GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
AHL 222 86 124 210 0.95 136 -11 | 11 3 3 6 0.55 0 -7
BCJHL 60 39 60 99 1.65 8 0 |
Deutschland Cup 0 0 0 0 - 0 |
IHL 43 15 29 44 1.02 51 2 |
International 3 0 2 2 0.67 0 0 |
Liiga 215 83 107 190 0.88 139 21 | 35 8 8 16 0.46 28 -5
Loto Cup 3 0 0 0 0.00 10 0 |
NCAA 150 78 109 187 1.25 64 0 |
NHL 65 9 18 27 0.42 32 6 |
SHL 96 24 33 57 0.59 52 -10 |
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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