Taiwanese singer Jason Hsu invited to play in National Hockey League in New York

Asia's first singer invited to play in NHL

Image from ETToday

Image from ETToday

TAIPEI(Taiwan News)- Taiwanese band 5566's team member Jason Hsu (許孟哲) was invited by the National Hockey League(NHL) for the 2018 NHL Winter Classic in New York on Jan 1, 2018.

The National Hockey League is a professional ice hockey league in North America, currently comprising 31 teams: 24 in the United States and 7 in Canada.

According to ETToday, Hsu said that he is looking forward to meeting New York Rangers' team captain Mats Zuccarello and goalkeeper Henrik Lundqvist. Hsu also mentioned that he has always desired to watch the NHL games live, as such this invitation came as a great surprise.

Hsu has been playing ice hockey for 10 years and was selected into the National Ice Hockey Team to represent Taiwan in the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship (Division III) in April 2017.

He will be setting off to New York on Friday, Dec. 29.

Updated : 2021-02-25 13:36 GMT+08:00