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.

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

2019 NHL Draft Recap: Ryan Suzuki, Nick Robertson, and Jordan Spence Drafted

Three players of Asian descent were selected in the 2019 NHL Draft. Centre Ryan Suzuki was drafted in the first round, 28th overall, by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 2019 NHL Draft. The younger brother of Canadiens prospect Nick Suzuki, Ryan also plays a cerebral, patient, and skilled game. Although there are clear similarities with… Continue reading 2019 NHL Draft Recap: Ryan Suzuki, Nick Robertson, and Jordan Spence Drafted

Nick Suzuki Named Playoffs MVP as Guelph Wins OHL Championship

Nick Suzuki (MTL) capped off one of the most impressive junior seasons in recent memory with 42 points in 24 playoff games as his Guelph Storm won the Ontario Hockey League championship in a tight six-game series against the Ottawa 67's. He’s been huge for our run. He’s been that key guy, that key player… Continue reading Nick Suzuki Named Playoffs MVP as Guelph Wins OHL Championship

Profile: Manny Malhotra

One of the elite two-way forwards of his generation, Malhotra starred in the NHL for 16 seasons where he played in 1,026 games. He was among the best in NHL history at faceoffs, with the fourth-highest career faceoff winning percentage (58.85%) ever. A second-generation Punjabi-Canadian, Malhotra played minor hockey in Mississauga, ON before being drafted… Continue reading Profile: Manny Malhotra

Profile: Ryan Kuwabara

Kuwabara is currently the Assistant Coach of the Saginaw Spirit in the Ontario Hockey League after an 18-year professional career. He is a third-generation Japanese-Canadian and was born in Hamilton, ON in 1972. In 1989, Kuwabara was drafted by the Ottawa 67's eighth overall in the OHL draft. He would spend the next three seasons… Continue reading Profile: Ryan Kuwabara

Suzuki, Robertson, and Shen Selected for World Juniors

Nick Suzuki, Jason Robertson, and Pavel Shen have been selected for the Canadian, American, and Russian rosters respectively at the World Juniors (IIHF World U20 Championship). Selected 13th overall in the 2017 draft by the Vegas Golden Knights, Suzuki is a centreman who was moved earlier this season to the Montreal Canadiens as part of… Continue reading Suzuki, Robertson, and Shen Selected for World Juniors