Peter Chiarelli wouldn't take all the credit for what the Edmonton Oilers did at the NHL Draft, stating that Craig MacTavish was the one who laid down the foundation that allowed him to do what he did.
He dominated the rinks in his home country China, moved to Canada to find better competition and now is honoured to be the first Chinese-born hockey player drafted in the NHL Draft, a huge moment for his place of birth.
They may have landed a superstar in Connor McDavid, but the Edmonton Oilers were not about to allow that to be the only statment they made on the draft floor.
The NHL Draft was more than just about the building blocks of a team's future but also saw a bit of a poor man's trade deadline go on, with goalies playing a game of musical chairs.
Andong Song will be called a trailblazer. No matter what happens from here he will be remembered as the first Chinese player to be selected at the NHL draft.