The Las Vegas Bandits have signed Paul Kariya. Kariya, who missed parts of the last two seasons due to complications related to concussions, is looking to strengthen the young offensive core of this Bandit’s team. “I really hope my experience will help these young players develop. (…) I really look forward to playing with Evander Kane, he reminds me of myself at a younger age.” New general manager Scott Neidermayer said,”We really needed a second line winger and we think his experience will help our younger players develop.(…) Obviously with his history of injuries we will use him cautiously. If we see him in any pain, we will not let him be a hero. I expect him to play 70 games this season, if he feels up to it he may play 80, but I am not going to push him to play any more than he feels absolutely comfortable playing.” Kariya has played 15 seasons with 989 games played, scoring 402 goals and assisting on 587 goals for a total of 989 points. He has played for the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, Colorado Avalanche, Nashville Predators, and St. Louis Blues.
March 23, 2011
Ceasar’s Forum “Veteran Pick-Up”