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Asian Hockey Players

Blake Edwards
Updated February 7, 2020 229.2k views 27 items

List of Asian hockey players, both active and retired. There are many Asian-American hockey players in the NHL as well as many Canadian hockey players of Asian descent. The top Asians in the NHL, over the course of its existence, are here on the Asian hockey players in the NHL list.

Asians in the NHL date back to the mid-20th century and more and more hockey players of Asian descent. Who was the first Asian NHL player? In 1948, Chinese-Canadian hockey player Larry Kowng became the first Asian hockey player to play in the NHL, playing with the New York Rangers in the Montreal Forum. In 1990, Korean hockey player Jim Paek was the first Asian-born player to win the Stanley Cup, playing with the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Josh Ho-Sang is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Asian Hockey Players
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Joshua Ho-Sang (born January 22, 1996) is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward currently assigned to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the American Hockey League (AHL) as a prospect for the New York Islanders of the National Hockey League (NHL). Ho-Sang, despite clearing waivers and being assigned to the Bridgeport Sound tigers, has refused to report to or play. The Islanders selected him in the first round, 28th overall, in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. The Toronto Sun described him in June 2014 as a "singular hockey player of immense talent, caught on an island of discourse." He said of himself: "I'm more emotional than most people. That poses a problem for the hockey world. A lot of ...more on Wikipedia

Position: Right wing

Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Nationality: Canada

Chris Beckford-Tseu is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Asian Hockey Players
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Chris Beckford-Tseu (born June 22, 1984) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey goaltender who played in one National Hockey League (NHL) game with the St. Louis Blues during the 2007–08 season. He was drafted in the fifth round, 159th overall, by the Blues in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. ...more on Wikipedia

Position: Goaltender

Birthplace: Toronto, Canada

Nationality: Canada

Manny Malhotra is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Asian Hockey Players
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Emmanuel Noveen Malhotra (born May 18, 1980) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey centre who is currently an assistant coach for the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League (NHL). He last played with the Lake Erie Monsters in the American Hockey League (AHL) on a try-out basis. During his 18-year career, he played as a centre for the Montreal Canadiens, Carolina Hurricanes, Vancouver Canucks, San Jose Sharks, Columbus Blue Jackets, Dallas Stars and the New York Rangers. Malhotra was known as a two-way forward and for his faceoff proficiency, in which he won over 56% of faceoffs he took in the NHL. ...more on Wikipedia

Position: Centerman

Birthplace: Mississauga, Canada

Nationality: Canada

Jon Matsumoto is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Asian Hockey Players
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Jon Matsumoto

Jonathan Richard Matsumoto (born October 13, 1986) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player who is currently playing for Kölner Haie of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL). ...more on Wikipedia

Position: Centerman

Birthplace: Ottawa, Canada

Nationality: Canada