Andong Song

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Song Andong
Born (1997-01-31) January 31, 1997 (age 21)
Beijing, China
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 194 lb (88 kg; 13 st 12 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
USHL team Madison Capitols
National team  China
NHL Draft 172nd overall, 2015
New York Islanders
Playing career TBD–present
Andong Song
Traditional Chinese 宋安東
Simplified Chinese 宋安东

Song Andong (simplified Chinese: 宋安东; traditional Chinese: 宋安東; pinyin: Sòng Āndōng; born January 31, 1997) is a professional Chinese ice hockey player.[1] Song is notable for being the first China-born hockey player to be drafted in the National Hockey League (NHL). Song was drafted in the sixth round, 172nd overall in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft by the New York Islanders.[2][3][4]

As a child, Song played in the Beijing International Ice Hockey League (BIIHL) minor league. When selected, Song played for the Lawrenceville School in New Jersey. Song has represented China internationally for the Chinese national team at the 2014 IIHF World Under-18 Championships, Division II-B and as a captain for the 2015 competition.[2]

Early and personal life[edit]

Song was born in Beijing, the son of Yu Song and Bei Gao, before moving to Oakville, Ontario at age 10, and he became a fan of the Ottawa Senators.[5]

Song is committed to play at Cornell University.[6]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Andong Song". eliteprospects. June 2015. Retrieved June 27, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "First Chinese player to be drafted chosen by Islanders". NHL. June 2015. Retrieved June 27, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Andong Song becomes 1st Chinese-born player taken in NHL draft". CBC Sports. June 2015. Retrieved June 28, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Andong Song becomes first player from China drafted in NHL". Yahoo Sports. June 2015. Retrieved June 27, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Andong Song Is Powering China's Growing Interest in Hockey". Vice Sports. Retrieved June 25, 2017. 
  6. ^ "Congrats to @NYIslanders prospect Andong 'Misha' Song for committing to Cornell University #WhosNextpic.twitter.com/ZcqldbNHAI". @USHL. 2017-03-01. Retrieved June 25, 2017. 

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