1st NHL player of colour, Larry Kwong, dies at 94 – Calgary

The first player to break the NHL’s colour barrier has died at age 94 in Calgary.  Larry Kwong, who was Chinese-Canadian, played a short, history-making shift in 1948 — an achievement now lauded as pioneering for the sport. A year after Jackie Robinson broke baseball’s colour barrier, Kwong spent less than a minute on NHL ice. He was invited to play the last shift of ...

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