Martin Hyun

Martin Hyun

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Martin Hyun

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Martin Hyun (born May 4, 1979, in Krefeld, Germany) is an author and former ice hockey player in Germany's Deutsche Eishockey Liga.

Hockey career

The son of Korean immigrants to Germany, he began playing ice hockey at the age of 5, progressing his way through local youth leagues and into the Krefeld Pinguine's youth development system. He became a regular player for the German Junior National Team. In 1997 he was called up by Coach Miroslav Berek and Manager RĂ¼diger Noack to begin the season with the Elite league team at the age of 17, where he scored two goals in five preseason games playing alongside former NHLer Peter Ihnacak. Hyun played most of the season with the second-league playing development team. In 1998 Hyun decided to go to the United States to further his education and pursue his hockey career at the same time. He first studied at Benilde-St. Margaret's High School, a Catholic school in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, later transferring to Northwood Prep School in Lake Placid, New York.

Soon after arriving in the United States, Hyun became a fan of National Hockey League player Paul Kariya who has Japanese heritage. After failing to be picked in the NHL Draft during the World U-17 Championships in Moncton, Canada in 1997, Hyun put aside his pursuit of a professional NHL hockey career, and enrolled in Colchester, Vermont's Saint Michael's College, where he played......
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