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NHL Views First Foray Into China As A Success, Plans To Return Next Year

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 10 / 20 / 17

NHL Exec VP/Media & Int’l Strategy David Proper said that the league views its efforts last month in China "as a success," according to Ian Thomas of SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL. Two games between the L.A. Kings and Vancouver Canucks in Beijing and Shanghai "drew more than 23,000 fans combined....

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