Database

Comprehensive list of players of Asian descent in professional and junior hockey, from 1941 to the present day.

Note: This was last updated on Jan. 17, 2021.

Larry Kwong broke the NHL’s colour barrier when he played for the New York Rangers in 1948.

NHL

MattDumbaRD1994CANPHLMinnesota WildNHL
JujharKhairaLW1994CANINDEdmonton OilersNHL
Jason RobertsonLW1999USAPHLDallas StarsNHL
NicholasRobertsonLW2001USAPHLToronto Maple LeafsNHL
Kiefer SherwoodRW1995USAJPNColorado AvalencheNHL
DevinShoreC1994CANPHLEdmonton OilersNHL
NickSuzukiC1999CANJPNMontreal CanadiensNHL
Kailer YamamotoRW1998USAJPNEdmonton OilersNHL
DevinSetoguchiRW1987CANJPNRetired (2007-2018)NHL
TimStapletonC1982USAPHLRetired (2006-2018)NHL
Manny MalhotraC1980CANINDRetired (1998-2016)NHL
RaymondSawadaRW1985CANJPNRetired (2008-2016)NHL
BobbyRobinsRW1981USAPHLRetired (2006-2015)NHL
RichardParkRW1976USAKORRetired (1995-2014)NHL
ChrisBeckford-TseuG1984CANCHNRetired (2004-2011)NHL
PaulKariyaLW1974CANJPNRetired (1994-2010)NHL
SteveKariyaLW1977CANJPNRetired (1999-2010)NHL
JamieStorrG1975CANJPNRetired (1995-2009)NHL
DavidTanabeRD1980USAJPNRetired (1999-2008)NHL
JimPaekLD1967KORKORRetired (1987-2003)NHL
RobinBawaRW1966CANINDRetired (1987-1999)NHL
PeterIngG1969CANCHNRetired (1989-1996)NHL
MikeWongC1955USACHNRetired (1975-1979)NHL
Larry KwongC1923CANCHNRetired (1941-1960)NHL
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AHL

JonathanAngC1998CANMALSpringfield ThunderbrirdsAHLFLR2021
TaroHiroseLW1996CANJPNGrand Rapids GriffinsAHLDET2021
Cliff PuRW1998CANCHNCleveland MonstersAHLCBJ2021
KoleSherwoodRW1997USAJPNCleveland MonstersAHLCBJ2021
DylanSikuraW1995CANJPNHenderson Silver KnightsAHLVGK2021
TylerSikuraC1992CANJPNCleveland MonstersAHL2021
RyanSuzukiC2001CANJPNChicago WolvesAHLCAR2021
MitchellVande SompelLD1997CANKORBridgeport Sound TigersAHLNYI2021
JettWooRD2000CANCHNUtica CometsAHLVAN2021
JonahImooG1994CANJPNRetired (2015-2018)AHL2018
DustyImooG1970CANJPNRetired (1991-2017)AHL2017
AlexKimC1979USAKORRetired (2002-2013)AHL2013
MartinKariyaC1981CANJPNRetired (2003-2012)AHL2012
RyanKuwabaraRW1972CANJPNRetired (1992-2010)AHL2010
SteveTsujiuraC1962CANJPNRetired (1982-1998)AHL1998
ColinChinF1961USACHNRetired (1985-1996)AHL1996

Major European

SpencerFooRW1994CANCHNKunlun Red StarKHLCGY
ParkerFooLW1998CANCHNKunlun Red StarKHLCHI
Jason FramRD1995CANCHNKunlun Red StarKHL
GaretHuntLW1987CANCHNKunlun Red StarKHL
BraydenJawRW1992CANCHNKunlun Red StarKHL
CoryKaneC1990USACHNKunlun Red StarKHL
OlegLiLW1991RUSKORBars KazanKHL
LukeLockhartC1992CANCHNKunlun Red StarKHL
AlexRicheC1996CANCHNKunlun Red StarKHL
PavelShenC1999RUSCHNHK SochiKHLBOS
TylerWongRW1996CANCHNKunlun Red StarKHLVGK
StuartPercyLD1993CANJPNSportLiiga
BrandonYipLW1985CANCHNJukuritLiiga
GregSquiresRW1988USACHNTPSLiiga
ShaneHarperRW1989USAJPNBrynäs IFSHL
JoshHo-SangRW1996CANCHNÖrebro HKSHLNYI

Women’s Hockey (North America)

AinaMizukamiLD1991JPNJPNCalgary InfernoCWHL
BaiweiYuRD1988CHNCHNRetired (2005-2019)CWHL
JulieChuC1982USACHNRetired (2000-2017)CWHL
VickySunoharaC1970CANJPNRetired (1990-2008)CWHL
RoseAllevaRD1992USACHNMinnesota WhitecapsNWHL
RandiGriffinF1988USAKORRetired (2016-2019)NWHL
So JungShinG1990KORKORRetired (2006-2018)NWHL
ChristineChaoD1997CANCHNPWHPAPWHPA

Women’s Hockey (International)

ZhixinLiuLD1993CHNCHNShenzhen KRS RaysRussia-W
MaddieWooF1994USACHNShenzhen KRS RaysRussia-W
EmilyCostalesF1996CANCHN/PHLShenzhen KRS RaysRussia-W
MelanieJueF1988CANCHNShenzhen KRS RaysRussia-W
RachelLlanesF1991USAPHLShenzhen KRS RaysRussia-W
LeahLumF1996CANCHNShenzhen KRS RaysRussia-W
KimberlyNewellG1995CANCHNShenzhen KRS RaysRussia-W
XuetingQiRD1986CHNCHNShenzhen KRS RaysRussia-W
KaitlinTseLD1997CANCHNShenzhen KRS RaysRussia-W
JessicaWongRD1991CANCHNShenzhen KRS RaysRussia-W
SenaSuzukiLD1991JPNJPNGöteborg HCSDHL-W

ECHL

MichaelKimLD1995CANKORJacksonville IcemenECHL
MikaelTamLD1991CANCHNRapid City RushECHL
YuriTeraoRW1995JPNJPNUtah GrizzliesECHLCOL
JustinWoodsLD1994CANJPNKansas City MavericksECHL
YushirohHiranoRW1995JPNJPNWheeling NailersECHLPIT
KengoItoLD1978JPNJPNRetired (1997-2020)ECHL
MasahitoNishiwakiRW1982JPNJPNRetired (1999-2020)ECHL
DennisBrownRD1989USACHNRetired (2014-2018)ECHL
TakahitoSuzukiRW1975JPNJPNRetired (1999-2013)ECHL
DarcyMitaniC1973CANJPNRetired (1996-2012)ECHL
MattKangLW1988CANKORRetired (2004-2011)ECHL
HiroyukiMiuraRD1973JPNJPNRetired (1994-2009)ECHL
DanielKimF1981USAKORRetired (2004-2007)ECHL
JomarCruzG1980CANPHLRetired (2001-2006)ECHL
MichaelChinRW1980USACHNRetired (2003-2005)ECHL

Major Junior

NicholasWongC2001CANCHNKingston FrontenacsOHL
JordanSpenceRD2001CANJPNVal-d’Or ForeursQMJHLLAK
SamuelHuoC2001CANCHNTri-City AmericansWHL
SashaMutalaRW2001CANKORTri-City AmericansWHLCOL
TrevorWongC2003CANCHNKelowna RocketsWHL
ArshdeepBainsF2001CANINDRed Deer RebelsWHL
AlexKannok-LeipertRD2000CANTHAVancouver GiantsWHLWAS
BrendanLeeF2002USAKOREverett SilvertipsWHL

NCAA

JoshGrollF2001USAVNMUniversity of MichiganNCAA
AkitoHiroseLD1999CANJPNMinnesota State UniversityNCAA
Tyler InamotoLD1999USAJPNUniversity of WisconsinNCAAFLR
JordanKawaguchiC1997CANJPNUniversity of North DakotaNCAA
NoahKimRD2000USAKORAir Force AcademyNCAA
Chong MinLeeF1999KORKORUniversity of AlaskaNCAA
YukiMiuraC1996JPNJPNLake Superior State UniversityNCAA
ChadSasakiLD1998USAJPNColorado CollegeNCAA
KoheiSatoLW1996JPNJPNUniversity of New HampshireNCAA
AndongSongLD1997CHNCHNCornell UniversityNCAANYI
PeterZhongLW1998CHNCHNArizona State UniversityNCAA
HerbWakabayashiC1944CANJPNRetired (1965-1983)NCAA

Women’s NCAA/USports

BellaKangF1998USAKORCornell UniversityNCAA-W
EmmaKeeF2000USACHNPrinceton UniversityNCAA-W
GraceLeeF2000USAKORYale UniversityNCAA-W
VivianLuLD1999USACHNBrown UniversityNCAA-W
LaurenMoriyamaLD1999CANJPNYale UniversityNCAA-W
LunasaSanoF1998JPNJPNHarvard UniversityNCAA-W
AthenaSongLD1999USACHNCornell UniversityNCAA-W
Jacquie TamF2000CANCHNBrown UniversityNCAA-W
TiffanyChiuF1998CANCHNUniversity of British ColumbiaUSports-W
Ye EunParkRD1996KORKORRyerson UniversityUSports-W
GraceTamRD2001CANCHNCarleton UniversityUSports-W

Junior A

TylerHoRW2000CANCHNPenticton VeesBCHL
TylerSchleppeF2001CANCHNLangley RivermenBCHL
JunchengYanF2000CHNCHNVictoria GrizzliesBCHL
BradOngF1999CANCHNCoquitlam ExpressBCHL
PaytonMatsuiF2000USAJPNAberdeen WingsNAHL
SimingWuG2001CANCHNBrampton AdmiralsOJHL
DavidMaLD2002USACHNChicago SteelUSHL
YuSatoLW2002JPNJPNLincoln StarsUSHL
AustinWongC2000CANCHNFargo ForceUSHLWPG

Minor North American

TorrieJungG1989CANCHNRetired (2010-2014)CHL
KyuinShimLW1974KORKORRetired (1995-1998)CHL
MikeChenRD1992USACHNPensacola Ice FlyersSPHL
EddieMatsushimaF1994USAJPNPensacola Ice FlyersSPHL
DeanYakuraC1985CANJPNHuntsville HavocSPHL
MattOikawaRW1977CANJPNRetired (1995-2000)WPHL

Minor European

DennisYanLW1997RUSCHNBlack Wings 1992AustriaTBL
HiroyukiMurakamiC1971JPNJPNRetired (1993-2002)Czech
JonMatsumotoC1986CANJPNKölner HaieDEL
JoshNichollsRW1992CANCHNHeilbronner FalkenDEL
MartinHyunRW1979GERKORRetired (2003-2005)DEL
MattKabayamaC1965CANJPNRetired (1985-2005)DEL
ScottFukamiF1972CANJPNRetired (1993-2001)Division 1
YoshihiroKuroiwaG1993JPNJPNPrizma RigaLatvia
Victor BartleyLD1988CANCHNUnia OswiecimPoland
NikitaLiRW1997RUSCHNDizel PenzaVHL
DerekDunG1993CANCHNKRS-ORG BeijingVHL
TianyuHuRD1992CHNCHNKRS ORG BeijingVHL
SamHuRW1996CANCHNKRS-BSU BeijingVHL
ColinJoeLD1988CANCHNKRS-BSU BeijingVHL
JordanLiemG1993CANCHNKRS-ORG BeijingVHL
BrandonMageeC1994CANCHNKRS-BSU BeijingVHL
TySchultzRD1997CANCHNKRS-BSU BeijingVHL
ChrisSetoLW1997CANCHNKRS-BSU BeijingVHL
ZehaoSunG1995CHNCHNKRS-BSU BeijingVHL
BrandonWongC1986CANCHNKRS-BSU BeijingVHL
Rudi YingC1998CHNCHNKRS-BSU BeijingVHL
ZachYuenLD1993CANCHNKRS-BSU BeijingVHL

Asia

Jin HuiAhnRW1991KORKORAnyang HallaALIH
Min HoChoC1987KORKORAnyang HallaALIH
SimonDenisRD1991CANJPNTohoku Free BladesALIH
YutakaFukufujiG1982JPNJPNNikko IcebucksALIH
RyoHashimotoLD1992JPNJPNOji EaglesALIH
YuHikosakaF1995JPNJPNNikko IcebucksALIH
ShomaIzumiF1996JPNJPNEast Hokkaido CranesALIH
Ki SungKimF1985KORKORAnyang HallaALIH
Sang WookKimC1988KORKORAnyang HallaALIH
ShuheiKujiRW1987JPNJPNOji EaglesALIH
DaisukeObaraC1981JPNJPNOji EaglesALIH
YutoOsawaC1993JPNJPNOji EaglesALIH
TakeshiSaitoRW1981JPNJPNEast Hokkaido CranesALIH
Sang HoonShinC1993KORKORAnyang HallaALIH
GoTanakaC1983JPNJPNTohoku Free BladesALIH
HirokiUenoLW1986JPNJPNEast Hokkaido CranesALIH
Woo SangParkC1985KORKORRetired (2008-2019)ALIH
Dong HwanSongRW1980KORKORRetired (2003-2016)ALIH
RyanFujitaC1972CANJPNRetired (1994-2009)ALIH
AkihitoSugisawaRW1967JPNJPNRetired (1987-2005)ALIH
AitoIguchiF2003JPNJPNSaitama Sakae HighJapan
ToshiyukiSakaiRW1964JPNJPNRetired (1984-2003)JIHL
NorioSuzukiF1964JPNJPNRetired (1983-1998)JIHL

Team Staff: Coaches

ChrisBeckford-TseuCANCHNUSports: Ryerson University – Goaltending Coach (2017-2018, 2019-Present)
OHL: Mississauga Steelheads – Goaltending Coach (2018-2019)
MichaelChanCANCHNAHL: Toronto Marlies – Video Coach (2021-Present)
WHL: Edmonton Oil Kings – Video Coach (2016-2021)
USports: University of Alberta – Video Coach (2014-2016)
JulieChuUSACHNUSports: Concordia University – Head Coach (2016-Present), Assistant Coach (2014-2016)
NCAA: Union College – Assistant Coach (2010-2013)
NCAA: University of Minnesota – Assistant Coach (2007-2008)
JackHanCANCHNNHL: Toronto Maple Leafs – Hockey Operations Analyst (2017-2019)
AHL: Toronto Marlies – Assistant Coach (2019-2020)
DustyImooCANJPNNHL: Los Angeles Kings – Development Coach (2015-2019)
KHL: Kunlun Red Star – Goaltending Coach (2019-2020)
AHL: St. John’s IceCaps – Goaltending Coach (2013-2015)
WHL: Seattle Thunderbirds – Goaltending Coach (2011-2013)
SamuelKimUSAKORNHL: Toronto Maple Leafs – Video Coach (2020-Present)
AHL: Bakersfield Condors – Video Coach (2018-2020)
AHL: Springfield Falcons – Video Coach (2015-2016)
International: South Korea – Video Coach (2016-2018)
RyanKuwabaraCANJPNOHL: Flint Firebirds – Associate Coach (2019-Present)
OHL: Saginaw Spirit – Assistant Coach (2017-2019)
SudarshanMaharajCANINDNHL: Anaheim Ducks – Goaltending Coach (2016-Present)
NHL: New York Islanders – Goaltending Coach (2003-2006, 2009-2012)
AHL: Norfolk Admirals – Goaltending Coach (2013-2015)
AHL: San Diego Gulls (2015-2016)
MannyMalhotraCANINDNHL: Toronto Maple Leafs – Assistant Coach (2020-Present)
NHL: Vancouver Canucks – Assistant Coach (2017-2020), Development Coach (2016-2017)
JimPaekKORKORAHL: Grand Rapids Griffins – Assistant Coach (2005-2014)
International: South Korea – Head Coach (2014-Present)
VickySunoharaCANJPNUsports: University of Torotno – Head Coach (2011-Present)
Randy WongCANCHNWHL: Medicine Hat Tigers – Assistant Coach (1997-2001)

Team Staff: Management

WesClarkCANCHNNHL: Toronto Maple Leafs – Assistant Director of Player Personnel (2018-Present), Scout (2015-2016)
NHL: Florida Panthers – Scout (2016-2018)
OHL: Soo Greyhounds – Director of Player Development (2013-2015), Director of Hockey Operations (2011-2012)
KimPegulaUSAKORNHL: Buffalo Sabres – Owner (2015-Present), President (2018-Present)
AHL: Rochester Americans – President (2018-Present)
CharlesWangUSACHNNHL: New York Islanders – Owner (2000-2018)

Team Staff: Scouts

SteveKariyaCANJPNNHL: New York Islanders (2018-Present)
NHL: New Jersey Devils (2014-2016)
WHL: Portland Winterhawks – Assistant Coach (2012-2013)
ShinLarssonSWEJPNNHL: San Jose Sharks – Director of European Scouting (2017-Present), Scout (2006-2017)
RichardParkUSAKORNHL: Minnesota Wild – Development Coach (2014-2019), Scout (2018-Present)
International: South Korea – Assistant Coach (2014-2018)
HarkieSinghCANINDNHL: New York Islanders (2000-2006)
NHL: Vancouver Canucks (2007-2009)

Team Staff: Trainers

Masayasu TakaiwaUSAJPNNHL: Dallas Stars (2015-2016)
AHL: Iowa Wild (2017-Present)
NCAA: Minnesota State University (2014-2015)
NCAA: University of Nebraska (2009-2014)
NCAA: Eastern Michigan University (2003-2009)
NCAA: Lake Superior State University (2002-2003)
StanWongUSACHNInternational: United States (2004-Present)

Team Staff: Equipment Managers

ShingoSasakiJPNJPNWHL: Vancouver Giants (2018-Present)
International: Japan (2015-2017)
LesterTiuCANCHNOHL: Saginaw Spirit (2018-Present)
OHL: Mississauga Steelheads (2017-2018)
OHL: Sarnia Sting (2014-2017)

Team Staff: PA Announcer

GeneHondaUSAJPNNHL: Chicago Blackhawks (2001-Present)
MLB: Chicago White Sox (1985-Present)
NCAA: DePaul Men’s Basketball (1998-Present)
NCAA: Illinois Men’s Football (2012-Present)