April 5, 1983 |
Kitchener, ON, CAN
|Height||6 ft 5 in (196 cm)|
|Weight||210 lb (95 kg; 15 st 0 lb)|
|ALH team||Anyang Halla|
Grand Rapids Griffins
|National team||South Korea|
|NHL Draft||79th overall, 2002
|Revised Romanization||Beurak Radeonseuki|
Brock Radunske (born April 5, 1983 in Kitchener, Ontario) is a Canadian-born South Korean professional ice hockey forward for Anyang Halla of Asia League Ice Hockey in South Korea. He was selected in the third round of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft, 79th overall, by the Edmonton Oilers.
Enrolled as a communications major, in Michigan State University, as he spent three seasons playing for the Michigan State Spartans. While at Michigan State he participated in the Cold War, an outdoor game between Michigan State and the University of Michigan.
Radunske became the first North American born player ever to sign with Anyang Halla and tallest forward in club's history. While playing for Anyang Halla, he earned new nickname "Canadian Big Beauty" (Korean: 빙판의 꽃미남) from Korean fans because of his adorable look. He became eligible to play for the South Korean national team in 2013, the first player without Korean ancestry to play on the team.
Radunske was born in Kitchener, Ontario, but grew up in the town of New Hamburg. Nicknamed “Brocko” since he was a youngster. He is married to his wife, Kelly, with whom he has a daughter, Lucy.
In 2005-06, he was part of the Greenville team that advanced to an American Conference division semifinal playoff berth with a 45-24-3 regular season record (93 points) ... led Greenville in goal-scoring and finished fourth on the team in scoring ... ended the 2005-06 regular season by scoring eight goals in a seven-game stretch ... scored a goal in his first Kelly Cup playoff game on 4/9/06 vs. Augusta ... has scored a career-high 3 points three times (last: 10/21/05 vs. Pensacola - 3 goals, hat trick) ... made his professional debut with Edmonton (AHL) on 10/18/04 vs. San Antonio ... scored his first professional goal on 10/23/04 at Manitoba ... was a teammate at Michigan State (NCAA) with Thunder left wing Mike Lalonde.
Scored his first goal of the season with Grand Rapids (AHL) on 11/14/06 vs. Milwaukee … followed-up three games later with the game’s first goal on 12/1/06 vs. Rochester … scored his first goal in a Thunder uniform on 3/4/07, part of a two-goal output … scored a career-high and tied a Thunder all-time single-game record with four points (1g-3a) on 3/9/07 vs. Victoria, a 5-4 shootout win ... broke a Thunder single-game record with a new career-high five points (2g-3a) on 3/22/07, in a 6-3 win at Utah. He spent 2007-2008' season with Augsburger Panther (DEL), appeared 37 games, scoring 7 Goals, 19 Assists, with a total of 26 Points.
Career in Asia
In his first season with Halla, he earned his first point on Brad Fast's goal in 20/9/08 vs High1 at Ko-yang Rink... scored a first goal as a Halla in 21/9/08 vs High1 with 51 seconds in the game. Radunske scored his first goal in home building in 29/9/08 vs Oji Eagles. Radunske scored his first hat trick as a Halla in 18/1/09 vs Seibu Prince Rabbits.
After leading the league with goals & points, Radunske was awarded four trophies including regular season MVP, the Best-forward, best scorer & best point. In Feb. 2009 Radunske re-signed with Anyang Halla for 3 year deal. Radunske's 3-year deal is the longest contract extension in club's history including all imports among Korean pro-sports league.
Radunske captured his first ever championship title, beating Nippon Paper Cranes series of 3-2 in 2009-2010 Asia League final. Radunske was named playoffs MVP.
As of 2013-14 season, he's team all time leader with most Goals scored and Points accumulated.
In March 2013 Radunske became a Korean citizen and was eligible to play for the South Korean national team. He was named to the team for the 2013 World Championships Division IA tournament. Radunske became the first member of the South Korean national team to not have Korean ancestry. His debut in the Korean national team was a success as he won the Team MVP for the tournament.
|2001–02||Michigan State University||NCAA||41||4||9||13||28||—||—||—||—||—|
|2002–03||Michigan State University||NCAA||36||11||18||29||30||—||—||—||—||—|
|2003–04||Michigan State University||NCAA||42||12||10||22||60||—||—||—||—||—|
|2006–07||Grand Rapids Griffins||AHL||20||2||0||2||12||—||—||—||—||—|
|2013-14||Anyang Halla - A||ALH||40||29||36||65||73||—||—||—||—||—|
Career highlights and awards
- Asia League Best Six
- Asia League Champion
- Asia League Champion
- Asia League Playoffs MVP
- Asia League 'Best-Forward' of the Year
- Asia League 'MVP' of the year (Regular Season)
- Asia League Most Goals (29)
- Asia League Most Points (57)
- Team all-time leader for Most Points
- Team all-time leader for Most Goals
- First player in team history to score 100 goals
- First player in team history to accumulate 300 points
- Merk, Martin (2013-04-17). "New star rises for Korea". IIHF.com. Retrieved 2013-04-17.