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.
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
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
Forward Nick Robertson (TOR) was officially named to Team USA for the 2020 World Juniors. The 18-year-old Filipno-American is the youngest player on the team, but will be a key contributor while skating on their top line. A second-round draft pick of the Torotno Maple Leafs, Robterson has teared up the OHL this season with… Continue reading Nick Robertson Selected For Team USA at World Juniors
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 (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