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TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS VISIT VANCOUVER CANUCKS
Visiting Toronto Maple Leaf's Alex Steen (L) and Vancouver Canuck's Richard Park skate during the second period of a NHL game at Vancouver's GM Place, January 10, 2006. (UPI Photo/Heinz Ruckemann)
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Richard Park (Korean: 박용수, Bak Yong-Su; born May 27, 1976) is a South Korean-born American professional ice hockey player and an alternate captain for the New York Islanders of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Park moved to Southern California near Los Angeles with his family at the age of three. After ten years in the United States, at the age of 13, he moved to Ontario, Canada, where he played minor hockey in the Greater Toronto Hockey League (GTHL). He eventually worked his way up to the Belleville Bulls of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) and played for Belleville from 1992–93 to 1995–96.

He was drafted into the NHL following his second OHL season by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the second round, 50th overall, of the 1994 NHL Entry Draft. He made his NHL debut when he played one regular season game and three playoff games for the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1994-95. Park became only the second Korean-born person to play in the NHL after Jim Paek. Coincidentally, both of them were drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins. Park played most of the next season, 1995–96, in the NHL totaling 56 games. Those 56 games would be the most he would play in the NHL until the 2001–02 when he joined the Minnesota Wild as he spent the next few years bouncing around the minors and different NHL teams. During that time, he played for the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim and Philadelphia Flyers of the NHL and various IHL and AHL teams.

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