NFL Talk Forums  

Go Back   NFL Talk Forums > NFL Forum > NFL Talk

NFL Talk Discuss anything related to the NFL

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-20-2017, 00:02   #1
Rookie
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Stanford
Posts: 66
jackky is on a distinguished road
Islanders Andong Song becomes NHLs first

SUNRISE, Fla. Defenseman Andong Song, 18, was crowned the first Chinese player selected on the NHL Draft after the Islanders took him inside sixth round, 172nd overall on Saturday.
Back home in China, his selection was broadcast continue to exist national TV as his family erupted in cheers from the BB&T Center. A crew from Chinese Central Television was in attendance to capture the moment.
MORE: Best 1-2 picks in NHL Draft history | Oliver Kylington is available money for Flames at No. Amari Cooper Jersey 60
I dont know, it seems like Im a star already, Song said.
Born in Beijing, where he started hockey at age 6, Song gone Oakville, Ont., whilst was Ten years old to try out hockey for ones Oakville Rangers AAA minor midget team. He is been attending prep school in Lawrenceville, N.J., since he was 15.
It feels great. Its been an astonishing experience so far and Im really anticipating future years and Im really honored is the first Chinese player to be drafted, Song said.
Song said he kept getting sick since a child, so his mother was Willie Brown Jersey buying sport for him to acquire a sociated with. She picked hockey. He completed it and fell for each other, the timber grown today limited facilities in Beijing; two rinks during the personal loan companies roughly 11 million individuals in 2000 and lower than NHL standard dimensions.
It was just sectioned off, like areas of the ice where we skated, Song said. Thats where I started.
As the captain when he was 10, Song led his Chinese team to somewhat of a tournament win in Canada, which sparked a person's eye in him transferring to overseas to perform. His mother and little brother, who also plays hockey, still are now living in Beijing and he spends summer and Christmas breaks there.
Song models his game after future Hall of Fame defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom, admiring his skill and fine se within the position. He offers to continue his hockey career at Phillips Academy in Andover, Ma s. and be able to play on the NCAA level.
Being the very Vadal Alexander Jersey first Chinese player, theres a lot of pre sure from people at home well, i hope that would motivate me to become a Darren McFadden Jersey better player, Song said. Hopefully Ill create them proud.
Song said he thinks if Beijing becomes host of this 2022 Winter Olympics, who's is expected to attempt, it should enable you to increase support for hockey in China.
When I first started playing there werent a number of people there playing where there wasnt much support for any game, but last season after i returned, its been like eight years since Ive seen Chinese hockey, its been tremendous the distance theyve grown and Im sure theyll keep wanting to catch up to Europe and Europe and Ru sia, Song said. Theres still a space with regards to, but Im certain that direct attention to hockey, you can easily definitely get up to date.
jackky is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes



Copyright © 2005-2013 NFL Talk. All rights reserved.

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1 ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.