the first asian player in nhl

Last week marked the 60th anniversary of the first player of Asian descent in the National Hockey League. On March 13, 1948, the New York Rangers called up 24-year-old Larry Kwong from the New York Rovers for a one-game stint against the Montreal Canadiens, making him the first: Kwong Made History 60 Years Ago Today. He only played for one game. One quarter, actually—and for not much longer than a minute. But the moment was historic, broke a long-standing racial barrier in the sport, and remains noteworthy 60 years later.

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