Paul Kariya announces retirement

Updated: June 29, 2011, 6:04 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

After missing the entire 2010-11 season because of post-concussion symptoms, Paul Kariya announced his retirement from the NHL Wednesday after 15 seasons.

Kariya said there was no angst about the decision.

"This is a black-and-white issue," he told ESPN.com. "It wasn't very difficult at all."

Kariya, a left wing, was the fourth overall pick of the Anaheim Ducks in 1993 after a phenomenal college career that saw him win the Hobey Baker Award as a freshman at the University ...

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