Paul Kariya Biography

( 1974 - )
August 11, 2019
First published on:August 11, 2019
by Oliver

Facts of Paul Kariya

Date of Birth: 1974, October 16
Age: 45 years old
Birth Nation: Canada
Height: 5 Feet 10 Inch
Birth Name Paul Kariya
Birth Place North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Famous Name Paul Kariya
Father Unknown
Mother Unknown
Net Worth $55 million
Salary $1 million
Nationality Canadian
Ethnicity White
Currently Working For Retired
Girlfriend Valerie

Paul Kariya is a former professional ice hockey player originally from Canadia. Besides, he played for the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, Colorado Avalanche, Nashville Predators, and St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League (NHL). Likewise, Paul was known as a skilled and fast skating offensive player in the history of NHL.

Apart from that, Paul resides in California with his long-time girlfriend Valerie. Besides, he is also quite friendly in nature. He has maintained a good relationship with his former teammates and friends. 

Paul Kariya Personal Life; Know About His Girlfriend

Paul Kariya is currently in a relationship with his high school sweetheart, Valerie. Some sources claim that the duo met each other at the University of Maine. The duo begins dating each other in the mid-'90s. 

Paul Kariya with his girlfriend Valerie SOURCE: cbc.ca

Further, the duo is unmarried and don't share any children together. Besides, Paul has never been involved in any rumors or controversy. Likewise, he also has a clean past record. We don't have any records of his past dating history.

Moreover, he is also not active on social media. On the internet, there is a private Instagram account by the name of Paul. However, it is yet to know whether the account is of the former player or not.

Paul Kariya Body Measurements

Paul Kariya stands at an average height of 5 feet and 10 inches tall. Besides, he has a bulky body that weighs about 108 lbs (82 kg)

Paul Kariya Net Worth and Earnings

Pau; Kariya has a stunning net worth of $55 million as of 2019. With this much amount of net worth, he stands in the 13th most richest NHL player of all time. As per his wiki, he has an annual salary of almost $1 million.

Talking about the richest hockey players in the NHL, Wayne Gretzky stands in the first place with a stunning net worth of $200 million. Likewise, Mario Lemieux stands in the second place with a huge net worth of $150 million and the third place is occupied by Pavel Bure with a jaw-dropping net worth of $70 million.

Year Team Total Earnings`
2005-06 St. Louis Blues $4,500,000
2006-07 St. Louis Blues $4,500,000
2007-08 St. Louis Blues $6,000,000
2008-09 St. Louis Blues $6,000,000
2009-10 St. Louis Blues $6,000,000

Besides, Paul started playing hockey in the early '90s until 2013. During his playing career, he made total career earnings of almost $85 million

Who is Paul Kariya? His Early Life and Family

Paul Kariya was born on October 16, 1974, in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. As per his wiki, he grew up in North Vancouver playing in some minor leagues of hockey. He attended the University of Maine.

Paul Kariya SOURCE: Twitter

During his rookie NHL season, Kariya lived in the Anaheim area with a family that was a close friend with Mighty Ducks' head coach, Ron Wilson. Kariya has also maintained a close friendship with Teemu Selanne and even attended Selanne's final regular-season game at the Honda Center in 2014.

Paul Kariya Professional Career

In the summer of 1991, Kariya joined the Canadian Under-18 Selects Team at the Phoenix Cup, the inaugural tournament of what would go on to become the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament.

A top prospect heading into the off-season, Kariya was projected to be selected between second and fifth overall in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft. Finally, he was chosen bt the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim.


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