25 October 2018
One of China’s 2022 Winter Olympics prospects shared his thoughts after scoring his first-ever KHL goal on Wednesday against Ak Bars.
I just wanted to keep it simple, it was my first game back from injury so I just wanted to stay in front of the net. Luckily, Squi [Greg Squires] fired it right to the net and I just tried to jam it in. Somehow, puck went in, so I was lucky in that way.
Honestly, when I was playing back in Harvard University I never imagined I would play in China and for me getting my first KHL goal in China, especially at home, it means a lot for me and also for my future. I think, with each season I grow a lot. Obviously, I play both forward and D, so I think, I’m adjusting to play universal role in this team and for me to come in and be able to play both at this level is really important. It’s also something I did in Harvard too. I’m happy I’m doing it again here at Kunlun. Hopefully, I can get more opportunities in this team as coaches get more confidence in me and give me more ice time.
I think, we can beat any team on any given night as long as we play our game. In games that we lose we play the other team’s game, we don’t really follow our system and this is our flaw. So, I think if we play our game we will have a chance to win every night.