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Saskatchewan’s Sean Collins, 27, didn’t know what to expect going into it, but he’s now a proud part of hockey history in China.
He grew up playing minor hockey in Saskatoon and has gone on to play professionally in the NHL and AHL. This past summer, Collins signed with HC Kunlun Red Star.
“It’s a pretty cool opportunity how we’re the first pro hockey team in China and that you just don’t know what’s going to happen 10, 20, 50 years down the road,” Collins, who plays centre, said.
“Whether [China’s] ever going to become a really high-end, hockey-playing country and if it does become a successful country – hockey-wise – it’ll be pretty cool looking back.”