Kariya Misses Out On Hockey Hall Of Fame [VIDEO]
Former UMaine Black Bear Paul Kariya missed the cut for the 2016 Hockey Hall of Fame class that was announced on Monday afternoon.
Eric Lindros, Sergei Makarov, Pat Quinn, and Rogie Vachon were all selected for the upcoming class in 2016. Former Boston Bruin Mark Recchi also missed out on the call from the hall.
Kariya played 15 seasons in the NHL with the Anaheim Mighty Ducks, Colorado Avalanche, Nashville Predators, and St Louis Blues. During his time in the professional ranks he played in 989 games and tallied 402 goals and 587 assists for 989 total points. He was able to reach the Stanley Cup one time during the 2002-03 season when the Mighty Ducks ultimately lost to the New Jersey Devils. Kariya also won an Olympic Gold Medal with Team Canada during the 2002 Olympic Games.
His career was cut short after dealing with multiple injuries that occurred while playing professionally. Kariya would retire from the game of hockey on June 29, 2011.
During his freshman year at the University of Maine, Kariya led the Black Bears with 25 goals and 75 assists on way to becoming the first player to win the Hobey Baker as a freshman. During that 1992-93 season the Black Bears won their first of two National Championships.