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.
The story of Setoguchi's career is one of perseverance in the face of unimaginable challenges. A 31-goal-scorer as a 21-year-old, he was out of the NHL just seven years later, battling alcoholism and drug use. A Yonsei (fourth-generation Japanese-Canadian), Setoguchi was born on New Years Day in 1987 in Taber, Alberta and grew up on… Continue reading Profile: Devin Setoguchi
Bawa was the first NHL player of South Asian descent when he played for the Washington Capitals in the 1990-91 season. Born on Vancouver Island in 1966, Bawa started playing hockey on an outdoor pond behind his father's store and played minor hockey in Cowichan Valley. In 1982, he started major junior with the Kamloops… Continue reading Profile: Robin Bawa
The MVP of the Western Hockey League in 1980-81, Steve Tsujiura was one of the most prolific scorers in junior and minor hockey. Tsujiura was born in 1962 in Coaldale, a small town in the Canadian prairies. After two seasons in the Alberta Junior Hockey League with the Taber Golden Suns where he compiled 143… Continue reading Profile: Steve Tsujiura