Ice hockey ‘legend’ Kim Ki-sung retires… 206 goals, Korean record

Korean ice hockey “legend” Kim Ki-sung (38), the coach of HL Anyang, has officially retired.
At the retirement ceremony held after the end of the 18th game of the 2023-2024 Asia League Ice Hockey Regular Season against the Yokohama Griz (4-2) at Anyang Ice Arena on the 17th, Coach Kim Ki-sung said, “

I’ve had some ups and downs in my performance since my debut, but I’ve come to this point because of all of you who have always supported me.

I will do my best no matter where I am in the future,” he said, thanking his fans.
Kim, who retired from active play at the end of last season to pursue a coaching career, has been a central figure in South Korean ice hockey’s rise to glory.
In 2008, he was named Rookie of the Year after leading Anyang Halla to its first regular season title in his debut season, and in 2009-2010,

he scored the game-winning goal in Game 5 of the championship to give the club its first-ever championship trophy. 바카라사이트
In the 2014-2015 season, he became the first Korean-born player to win the regular season Most Valuable Player (MVP) award and helped the HL win three consecutive titles from 2016-2018.

His 206 goals (245 assists) in 382 career Asian League games are the most by a South Korean. .
He also excelled on the national team.

Since his first call-up to the senior national team in 2005 while still at Yonsei University, he has scored 49 goals in 80 games at 17 world championships,

including three goals and one assist in the 2017 Division 1 Group A tournament in Kiev,

Ukraine, which helped South Korea win promotion to the World Championship.
Meanwhile, HL Anyang extended its lead at the top of the standings (44-14 W, 2 D, 2 L) with two straight wins over Yokohama on Sept. 16-17.

HL Anyang will begin its 2024 schedule with a two-game series against Tohoku on March 6 and 7.

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