Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Larry Kwong
Larry "King" Kwong was a right-winger who made it into the New York Rangers' line-up for one season in 1947-48, the first Chinese-Canadian to play in the NHL. He was a successful amateur and minor pro player who also played a year in the United Kingdom.

Born in Vernon, B.C., first played with such well known western clubs as the Trail Smoke Eaters, Nanaimo Clippers and Red Deer Wheelers. In 1946-47, he came east and registered 37 points in 47 games for the New York Rovers of the EHL in 1946-47.

Following his appearance with the Rangers, Kwong played with the Rovers' EHL franchise before moving on to the team the organization had entered in the Quebec Senior League. Content in the QSHL, Kwong spent the next seven years with the league's Valleyfield Braves. He topped the 20-goal mark six times and led the Braves to the league championship in 1951. That year he was presented the Vimy Trophy as the most valuable player in the league. Kwong retired in 1958 after spending a year with the Nottingham Panthers of the British League.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1939-40 Vernon Hydrophones Minor-BC
1940-41 Vernon Hydrophones Minor-BC
1941-42 Trail Smoke Eaters ABCHL 29 9 13 22 10 3 0 0 0 0
1942-43 Nanaimo Clippers WKHL 11 6 6 12 0 3 0 1 1 2
1943-44 Vancouver St. Regis NNDHL 17 10 6 16 0
1943-44 Red Deer Wheelers ASHL 2 0 0 0 0 5 1 2 3 0
1944-45
1945-46 Trail Smoke Eaters WKHL 19 12 8 20 12 5 6 0 6 8
1945-46 Trail Smoke Eaters Al-Cup 5 2 1 3 0
1946-47 New York Rovers EAHL 47 19 18 37 15 9 7 3 10 0
1947-48 New York Rangers NHL 1 0 0 0 0
1947-48 New York Rovers EAHL 17 13 16 29 5
1947-48 New York Rovers QSHL 48 20 37 57 23 4 1 0 1 0
1948-49 Valleyfield Braves QSHL 63 37 47 84 8 3 1 0 1 7
1949-50 Valleyfield Braves QSHL 60 25 35 60 16 5 2 1 3 2
1950-51 Valleyfield Braves QMHL 60 34 51 85 35 16 1 12 13 2
1950-51 Valleyfield Braves Alx-Cup 12 6 9 15 4
1951-52 Valleyfield Braves QMHL 60 38 28 66 16 6 1 5 6 0
1952-53 Valleyfield Braves QMHL 56 10 22 32 6 3 0 2 2 0
1953-54 Valleyfield Braves QHL 68 24 25 49 17 7 3 3 6 2
1954-55 Valleyfield Braves QHL 50 24 30 54 8
1955-56 Trois-Rivieres Lions QHL 29 3 6 9 10
1955-56 Troy Bruins IHL 21 9 9 18 2 5 1 2 3 2
1956-57 Troy Bruins IHL 9 1 0 1 0
1956-57 Cornwall Chevies EOHL 33 14 15 29 22 6 5 1 6 0
1957-58 Nottingham Panthers Aut-Cup 24 16 9 25 4
1957-58 Nottingham Panthers Britain 31 39 15 54 6
NHL Totals 1 0 0 0 0


QMHL First All-Star Team(1951)
Byng of Vimy Trophy (MVP - QSHL) (1951)
Signed as a free agent by Valleyfield (QSHL), October 5, 1948.
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