Jaimito Posted June 27, 2015 Share Posted June 27, 2015 http://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/nhl/andong-song-becomes-1st-chinese-player-taken-in-nhl-draft/ar-AAcepLB?srcref=rss Not the first east Asian player, but the first born outside of N America. I'm sure islander owner had something to do with it. But the story is cool. Where else do you send ur kids to go learn hockey? Canada. This is good for hockey, get more popular globally. China is a huge market, NHL can sell all kinds of stuff. TV rights to merchandise. Not too long ago, Canucks had trainers there for a kids hockey camp. If China gets the winter olympics they will get even more kids playing, since host team automatically qualifies. Big audience may influence NHL to send their players...one can only hope. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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