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Hiroyuki Miura

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Role  Ice hockey player
Position  Defenseman
Name  Hiroyuki Miura
Career start  1993
Playing career  1993–2009
Weight  90 kg
National team  Japan
Height  1.91 m

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Born  December 31, 1973 (age 41) Kushiro City, Hokkaido, JPN (1973-12-31)
ALH team Former teams  Seibu Prince Rabbits Wheeling Thunderbirds (ECHL)
NHL Draft  260th overall, 1992 Montreal Canadiens

Hiroyuki Miura (三浦浩幸 Miura Hiroyuki) (born December 31, 1973) is a Japanese retired ice hockey defenceman.

Playing career

In 1992, Miura became the first Japanese player ever drafted into the NHL when the Montreal Canadiens chose him in the 11th round (260th overall) of the 1992 NHL Entry Draft. (Technically, Miura was the second Japanese player "selected" by the league; the first was Taro Tsujimoto, a fictional player drafted as a joke by the Buffalo Sabres in 1974.) Miura never played in the NHL, and his North American professional ice hockey experience was limited to six games played with the Wheeling Thunderbirds of the East Coast Hockey League in 1993–94.

Miura represented Japan at the 1993 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships in Sweden and at several World Championships. He also was a member of the Japan men's national ice hockey team at the 1998 Winter Olympics held in Nagano, Japan. Miura is a seven-time Japan Ice Hockey League champion (1994–95, 1997–98, 1998–99, 2000–01, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2003–04), winning each championship as a member of the Kokudo Keikaku Ice Hockey Club. His older brother Takayuki Miura also represented Japan at the 1998 Olympics.

References

Hiroyuki Miura Wikipedia


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