This is probably my favorite @upperdecksports card of all time because of its uniqueness. Aito Iguchi @aitoron34
1. Aito fell in love with hockey at the age of 4 watching his dad, a civil engineer, playing roller and ice hockey in Japan.
2. Aito began playing organized hockey at 5 and was dominating the minors.
3. In 2013, his father contacted the famous stickhandling wizard @heybarber to mentor Aito, and in 2016 @heybarber and Aito released a YouTube highlight that went viral.
4. In 2019, Aito was selected by the @waterlooblackhawks, a team that has rostered other Japanese players, such as @teraoyuuri and @yukimiura36. He has not played with the team.
5. He’s currently playing for Saitama Sakae High and competed in the World Under 20s for Japan, amassing 2 goals and 3 assists in 5 games. I’ve been following this kid for years since @heybarber posted about him, and I’m truly hopeful that he achieves greatness!