Ying at the 2017 U20 Men's World Championships
August 16, 1998|
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||169 lb (77 kg; 12 st 1 lb)|
|KHL team (P)|
HC Kunlun Red Star|
KRS Heilongjiang (VHL)
Ying Rudi (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 KRS Heilongjiang of the Supreme Hockey League (VHL), the minor league of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). Born in China, Ying first played hockey in Beijing, moving to the United States at the 9 years 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 son of actor Ying Da and the grandson of actor Ying Ruocheng.
Early life and education
Youth and junior
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.
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 the KHL or NHL. After a year with the team, in which he acquired no points in 25 games, Ying was sent down to KRS Heilongjiang, the developmental minor-league affiliate team of HC Kunlun Red Star.
Ying represented China as a 16-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).  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 – Division III, where his team won second place. Despite China's loss in the finals, Ying gave a dominant individual performance, leading the tournament with 19 points (9 goals and 10 assists) in 5 games. He was awarded Best Forward of the Tournament, Best Player of Team China, as well as 2 Best Player of the Game awards.
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, a prep school known for its academics.
His great-great-grandfather Ying Lianzhi (英敛之; 1867–1926) was the founder of Takungpao and Fu Jen Catholic University. His great-great-grandmother Aisin Gioro Shuzhong (爱新觉罗·淑仲) was a member of the Qing dynasty royal family. His great-great-maternal grandfather Cai Rukai (蔡儒楷; 1867–1923) was president of National Beiyang University. His great-grandfather Ying Qianli (英千里; 1900–1969) was a professor at National Taiwan University and Fu Jen Catholic University. His great-grandmother Cai Baozhen (蔡葆真) was president of Beijing Children's Library. His grandmother (吴世良) was a translator and interpreter of Zhou Enlai. His grandfather Ying Ruocheng was a director, actor, playwright and vice minister of culture from 1986 to 1990. His aunt Ying Xiaole (英小乐) is a Chinese-American painter.
|16. Ying Lianzhi|
|8. Ying Qianli|
|17. Aisin Gioro Shuzhong|
|4. Ying Ruocheng|
|18. Cai Rukai|
|9. Cai Baozhen|
|2. Ying Da|
|5. Wu Shiliang|
|1. Ying Rudi|
|6. Fan Rongkang (Liang Da)|
|3. Liang Huan|
|7. Shen Rong|
Regular season and playoffs
|2012–13||Boston Jr. Bruins||EJEPL||19||4||5||9||2||4||0||0||0||0|
|2013–14||Beijing Ice Hockey||China||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|2014–15||Beijing Ice Hockey||China||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|2014–15||Phillips Exeter Academy||USHS||14||0||1||1||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|2015–16||Valley Jr. Warriors||MHSL||14||4||7||11||4||—||—||—||—||—|
|2016–17||HC Kunlun Red Star||KHL||25||0||0||0||2||—||—||—||—||—|
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