Is 43-years-Canadian Ice Hockey player Paul Kariya Dating? His Career, Affairs and Family

Updated On 20 Nov, 2017 Published On

Paul Kariya’s professional life is known to many people. He is a popular Canadian former ice hockey player who played 15 seasons in the National Hockey League. But despite being so popular, he has kept the details of his professional life under wraps so far. 

His supporters and fans are always eager to know about his dating life. To know more about his career, relationships, dating life and family, read the article.

Paul Kariya and his family

Paul Tetsuhiko Kariya was born on 16th October 1974 in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He made his NHL debut for the Mighty Ducks of Anheim during the 1994-95 season as a winger and played in the position throughout his professional career.

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Paul Kariya 

Source: Hockey Hall of Fame

His parents were Tetsuhiko (T.K.) and Sharon Kariya. His father was a Japanese-Canadian who was born in the Second World War at Greenwood, British Columbia. He died of a heart attack on 27th December 2002. His mother is of Scottish-Canadian descent and worked as a teacher. He is one of the four siblings all of whom play sports at a professional level. His brothers Steve and Martin are also hockey players.

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Paul Kariya's career

Paul’s career as a hockey player started early when he left his home to play Junior ‘A’ hockey at the age of 16. He joined the Canadian Under-18 team in the summer of 1991. He was also named in the Tournament All-Star Team in which he led with ten points in six games.

Paul Kariya credits Teemu Selanne for helping him make Hall of Fame

Paul Kariya credits Teemu Selanne for helping him make Hall of Fame

Source: Hockey Hall of Fame

He went on to play two consecutive World Junior Championships Under-20 matches and helped his team with a win in one. It was his first international medal. He then had a streak of five consecutive gold medal win.

Kariya became one of the most dynamic player in the NHL in 1996.

Kariya became one of the most dynamic players in the NHL in 1996.


Paul went on to join the Canadian National Team in 1993, becoming one of its youngest players. He also helped his team win the 1994 Winter Olympics and World Championships.

Did you know Paul Kariya's net worth is $62 million?

Paul Kariya's dating life

Paul has always been secretive about his dating life. He was rumored to have had been in an affair with Valerie, a model. Currently, he is single and hasn’t been linked to anyone lately.

Video: Paul Kariya's speech

Paul has been successful in his career winning many big tournaments. He has been named a member of the All- Star team. We hope that he also becomes successful in his love life as well.