Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 12/11/05 at 04:29 PM ET
Jim Paek was born in Korea, raised in Canada, played hockey in the United States, and has a daughter born in England. He started playing hockey at age 7 and became the first Korean-born player in the NHL and the first to win a Stanley Cup. He was a teammate of both Wayne Gretzky and Mario Lemieux. "I'm doing something I love," said Paek, in his first year with the Griffins. "That's the most important thing. Find something and just go for it. It didn't matter at all that I was Korean. We're a multi-cultural family and it's fantastic. We celebrate a lot of different holidays." Paek returns to Korea every summer to run a hockey school and promote the sport.read on
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