2022 Season Preview

The 2021-2022 NHL season starts with seven players of Asian descent on a NHL roster, highlighted by a number of young forwards entering their prime in Nick Suzuki (MTL), Jason Robertson (DAL), and Kailer Yamamoto (EDM). Now the Montreal Canadiens' undisputed No. 1 centre, Suzuki recently signed an 8-year extension with an $7.875 million AAV… Continue reading 2022 Season Preview

2021 Season Summary: Nick Suzuki and Jason Robertson Have Breakout Seasons

There were an unprecedented 12 players of Asian descent who in the NHL this season, highlighted by breakout seasons from centreman Nick Suzuki (MTL) and winger Jason Robertson (DAL). Suzuki built on an impressive postseason in the 2020 Playoffs last year to post 15 goals and 41 points in 56 regular-season games during his sophomore… Continue reading 2021 Season Summary: Nick Suzuki and Jason Robertson Have Breakout Seasons

2021 Season Summary (Junior)

Despite a chaotic 2020-2021 season, there were a number of standout performance by players of Asian descent in the North American junior leagues this year. Centreman Trevor Wong (WHL Kelowna Rockets) is the likeliest junior player of Asian descent to hear his name called at this year's NHL draft. Wong led the Rockets in scoring… Continue reading 2021 Season Summary (Junior)

2021 Mid-Season Update

With the NHL trade deadline coming up, most teams are just over the halfway point of the NHL's 56-game season - a quick update on various players of Asian descent.

Record Number of NHL Players of Asian Descent to Start 2021

At the beginning of the 2021 NHL season, there are a record eight players of Asian descent on a NHL roster - a significant increase from the five players of Asian descent at the beginning of the previous 2019-2020 season. These include: Matt Dumba (RD, Minnesota Wild): A top-pairing NHL defenseman and co-founder of the… Continue reading Record Number of NHL Players of Asian Descent to Start 2021

Ryan Suzuki and Jordan Spence Selected for Team Canada at World Juniors

Team Canada announced its final roster for the 2021 World Juniors earlier today, naming both centre Ryan Suzuki and defenseman Jordan Spence to the team as they defend their gold medal from last year. Suzuki has been on the national team radar since being drafted first overall in the OHL in 2017, previously representing Team… Continue reading Ryan Suzuki and Jordan Spence Selected for Team Canada at World Juniors

Manny Malhotra Hired as Leafs’ Assistant Coach

The Toronto Maple Leafs have hired Manny Malhotra as their Assistant Coach and will be the first coach of Asian descent to regularly stand behind a NHL bench. Previously an Assistant Coach with the Vancouve Canucks since 2017 where he was responsible for pre-scouting and individual player development while presenting an “eye-in-the-sky role” during games,… Continue reading Manny Malhotra Hired as Leafs’ Assistant Coach

Matt Dumba Awarded King Clancy Trophy

Minnesota Wild defenseman Matt Dumba has won the King Clancy Trophy for his work advancing inclusiveness in hockey. A second-generation Flipino-Canadian, Dumba is one of the founders of the Hockey Diversity Alliance and has also had a leading role in the Rebuild Minneosta initative to help businesses affected by the George Floyd protests. I spend… Continue reading Matt Dumba Awarded King Clancy Trophy

Sam Kim Hired as Leafs’ Video and Coaching Coordinator

Most recently the Video Coach for the Edmonton Oilers' AHL affiliate, Sam Kim will be joining the Toronto Maple Leafs as their Video and Coaching Coordinator as the next step for one of the most unique careers in hockey. Kim's first position in hockey was interning for the New York Islanders, working as the team's… Continue reading Sam Kim Hired as Leafs’ Video and Coaching Coordinator

Jordan Spence Named QMJHL Defenseman of the Year

Moncton Wildcats defenseman Jordan Spence was named the QMJHL defenseman of the year after the conclusion of the abbreviated 2019-20 season. A mobile right-handed defenseman with great vision and stickwork, Spence posted 52 points in 60 games for the conference-leading Wildcats this season. Outside of a hard point shot, he has every offensive tool you… Continue reading Jordan Spence Named QMJHL Defenseman of the Year