Rudi Ying

Ying Rudi pro football socks, also known as Rudi Ying (simplified Chinese: 英如镝; traditional Chinese: 英如鏑; pinyin: Yīng Rúdí; born August 16, 1998) is a Chinese professional ice hockey player currently with HC Kunlun Red Star of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). Born in China, Ying first played hockey in Beijing, moving to the United States at a young age to further his career. He returned to Beijing in 2016, becoming the first Chinese-born player to play in the KHL. Internationally he has represented China at both the junior and senior levels. Ying is also the grandson of actor Ying Ruocheng.

Ying played youth hockey in China for the Beijing Cubs of the Beijing Youth Hockey League (BYHL) before moving to the Chicago Mission of the High Performance Hockey League (HPHL), at age 9. Ying joined the Boston Junior Bruins U18 team in the Eastern Junior Elite Prospects League for the 2012–13 season, before transferring to play for the junior varsity team of Phillips Exeter Academy.

After two years at Exeter, Ying signed with the Toronto Patriots of the Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL), where he played for the remainder of the 2015–16 season.

On August 16, 2016, Ying signed a two-year contract with HC Kunlun Red Star of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). He was the first Chinese-born player to play in either the KHL or the National Hockey League (NHL).

Ying represented China as a 15-year-old at the 2014 IIHF World U18 Championship Division II. The youngest player on the team, Ying recorded seven points (five goals and two assists) in five games, the most out of any Chinese player at the tournament. He was named to the U18 Division II-B All Star Team.

Ying played for China again in 2015, where he again led the team in points, with seven (six goals and one assist). He was named the best player for Team China. In 2016, Ying captained his team at the same tournament where he tallied three points (two goals and one assist) in four games.

In 2017, Ying captained the Chinese U20 National Team at the 2017 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships, where his team won second place. Despite China’s loss in the finals, Ying gave a dominant individual performance, leading the tournament with an astonishing 19 points (9 goals and 10 assists) in 5 games underwater phone case. He was awarded Best Forward of the Tournament, Best Player of Team China, as well as 2 Best Player of the Game awards.

Ying also participated at the 2017 Men’s World Ice Hockey Championships.

Ying was born in Beijing to a prominent family water in bottle. His father, Ying Da, is a television director and actor, while his mother, Huan Liang, is a writer. Ying’s grandfather was Ying Ruocheng, who served as the Chinese Vice-Minister of Culture and was a prominent director and actor. Ying first began to play hockey at a mall in Beijing, skating while his mother would shop. His parents decided to send him to the United States when he was nine in order to further is career. Initially Ying lived in Chicago, but later moved to the Boston area, where he entered Phillips Exeter Academy soccer socks cheap, a prep school known for its hockey program.