Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins Forward Yushiroh Hirano assisted on Cedric Lacriox’s third period goal to become the first Japanese player to record a point in American Hockey League history. It was Hirano’s first AHL game.
The 23 year old Tomakomai, Japan native started his season with the Wheeling Nailers (ECHL affiliate) and earned an AHL contract back in January. During his time with the Nailers he scored 19 goals and had 38 assists for a total of 57 points. He was also voted as team Rookie of the Year by teammates and earned the call up after the Nailers season ended. Hopefully next season we will see Hirano break even more AHL records as he tries to make it to the NHL.
Featured Photo Credit: japantimes.co.jp
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