The New York Islanders made history on Saturday, drafting defenseman Andong (Misha) Song, the first ever Chinese player to ever get picked, in the sixth round of the NHL Draft.
Very little is known about Song, who was born in Beijing, China. According to Chris Johnston of Sportsnet, Song moved to Oakville, Ontario at the age of 10.
A member of China’s U18 World Junior team, Song has played in two Division IIB tournaments to date, even captaining the team in the most recent edition. He’s spent three seasons with Lawrence Academy of the United States High School league, putting up 21 points in 67 games over that span.
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