Andong Song

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Andong Song
Born (1997-01-31) January 31, 1997 (age 22)
Beijing, China
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 177 lb (80 kg; 12 st 9 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
ECAC team Cornell
NHL Draft 172nd overall, 2015
New York Islanders
Playing career TBD–present
Andong Song
Traditional Chinese宋安東
Simplified Chinese宋安东

Andong "Misha" Song (Chinese: 宋安东; born January 31, 1997) is a Chinese collegiate 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]

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]

Playing career[edit]

As a child, Song played in the Beijing International Ice Hockey League (BIIHL) minor league. When selected by the Islanders in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, Song played for the Lawrenceville School in New Jersey.

He played two seasons in the United States Hockey League (USHL) with the Madison Capitols after he was selected 160th overall in the 2016 USHL Entry Draft by the club before committing to play collegiate hockey at Cornell University of the ECAC from the 2018–19 season.[6]

International play[edit]

Song has represented China internationally for the Chinese national team at the 2014 IIHF World U18 Championships, Division II-B and as a captain for the 2015 competition.[2]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2012–13 Lawrenceville School USHS 24 3 5 8 14
2013–14 Lawrenceville School USHS 17 0 7 7 4
2014–15 Lawrenceville School USHS 26 3 7 10 8
2015–16 Phillips Andover USHS 27 1 7 8 4
2016–17 Madison Capitols USHL 52 0 2 2 8
2017–18 Madison Capitols USHL 48 1 0 1 6
USHL totals 100 1 2 3 14

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2014 China WJC18-D2 33rd 5 0 0 0 2
2015 China WJC18-D2 33rd 5 0 2 2 16
Junior totals 10 0 2 2 18

See also[edit]

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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