Song Andong becomes first Chinese-born player picked in NHL draft

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This year’s NHL draft got underway in the Miami suburbs Friday with the Edmonton Oilers making 18-year-old Canadian Connor McDavid the as-expected top overall pick.

But the true intrigue was provided on the second day of the event, when the New York Islanders selected high school prospect Song Andong in the Sixth Round, making him the first player born in China to be drafted into the league.

CCTV America’s Damion Jones has the details.

Andong Song became 1st Chinese born player picked in NHL draft

Andong Song became 1st Chinese born player picked in NHL draft

This year's NHL Draft got underway in the Miami suburbs Friday with the Edmonton Oilers making 18-year-old Canadian Connor McDavid the top overall pick as expected, but the true intrigue was provided on the second day of the event, when the New York Islanders selected high school prospect Song Andong in the Sixth Round, making him the first player born in China to be drafted into the league. CCTV-America's Damion Jones has the details.

Highlight:

  • The New York Islanders selected Song Andong with the 172nd pick of this year’s NHL Draft.