Here’s another revision of a prior post. A lot of Asian hockey players list Paul Kariya as their favorite player, but this guy was mine because he played in The Show before Paul and was from my hometown: Richard Park -
1. Richard was a speedy, two-way Korean-born American winger from @ranchopalosverdescity, California. He was highly touted for his stickhandling and passing as a youth in California. At the age of 12, he relocated to Canada with his 19-year old sister, Christina, to further his hockey career.
2. After lighting up the @gthlhockey by leading the @torontonatsmidgetaaa with an astounding 107 points in a mere 76 games, he played in the @ohlofficial for the @bellevillebulls. The scoring onslaught continued, as he racked up 229 points in 176 games.
3. He was drafted 50th overall by the @penguins at the @nhl Entry Draft in 1994. Over 14 seasons, he scored 241 points while suiting up for the Pens, @anaheimducks, @philadelphiaflyers, @minnesotawild, @canucks, and @ny_islanders. I personally remember a few games where he played as the winger for the line featuring @88ericlindros and John LeClair! completed 14 seasons in the NHL.
4. After retiring from playing in 2014, he has worked for the Wild in various coaching/scouting roles and has served as an assistant coach to the South Korean ice hockey team.
5. Richard’s son, @parksys_12, is currently playing @ncaaicehockey for the @msoeraidershockey!