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

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

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