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Japan Masahito Nishiwaki

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Database: 939 359 players
Last added: Aidan Rand
Scoring Leaders
# Player GP G A TP
1. Denis Malgin 7 5 7 12
2. Roman Cervenka 7 3 8 11
3. Pierre-Luc Dubois 7 6 4 10
4. Juraj Slafkovský 7 3 6 9
5. Peter Schneider 7 3 6 9
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
RW/LW
Age
39
Height
5'10" / 178 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
176 lbs / 80 kg
Nation
Shoots
R
Youth Team
-
Contract
-
Highlights
3-time Asia League Champion 3
Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1999-00 Midorigaoka Japan - - - - - - |
Japan U20 WJC-20 C 4 1 2 3 2 3 |
Japan U18 “C” WJC-18 B 5 3 1 4 2 -3 |
2000-01 Midorigaoka Japan - - - - - - |
Japan U20 WJC-20 D2 4 4 2 6 0 4 |
2001-02 Waseda Univ. JP-UNIV - - - - - - |
Japan U20 “C” WJC-20 D2 4 3 2 5 0 7 |
2004-05 Nippon Paper Cranes Asia League 0 0 0 0 0 - |
Japan WC D1 5 3 2 5 0 2 |
2005-06 Nippon Paper Cranes Asia League 38 28 26 54 46 45 | Playoffs 8 1 2 3 14 1
Japan WC D1 5 1 2 3 4 1 |
2006-07 Nippon Paper Cranes Asia League 34 24 21 45 34 51 | Playoffs 7 7 6 13 14 11
Japan WC D1 5 4 2 6 6 -1 |
2007-08 Dayton Bombers ECHL 64 14 17 31 44 -7 |
Japan WC D1 5 2 0 2 2 0 |
2008-09 Nippon Paper Cranes Asia League 33 10 10 20 34 6 |
Japan OGQ 3 0 0 0 0 -2 |
Japan WC D1 5 1 2 3 8 2 |
2009-10 Nippon Paper Cranes Asia League 36 16 13 29 24 11 | Playoffs 9 3 3 6 20 5
Japan WC D1 5 1 0 1 0 2 |
2010-11 Nippon Paper Cranes Asia League 36 10 24 34 46 22 | Playoffs 4 1 2 3 6 -7
Japan Asian WG 4 0 3 3 6 3 |
2011-12 Nippon Paper Cranes “A” Asia League 33 10 9 19 34 0 | Playoffs 3 0 0 0 4 -4
2012-13 Nippon Paper Cranes Asia League 42 14 14 28 62 10 | Playoffs 4 0 1 1 8 1
Japan OGQ 3 0 0 0 2 0 |
Japan (all) International 3 0 0 0 2 0 |
2013-14 Nippon Paper Cranes Asia League 42 14 21 35 44 19 | Playoffs 7 3 1 4 2 2
Japan WC D1A 5 1 1 2 4 -1 |
2014-15 Nippon Paper Cranes “A” Asia League 48 17 22 39 32 3 |
Japan “A” WC D1A 5 0 3 3 4 2 |
2015-16 Nippon Paper Cranes Asia League 44 16 31 47 28 18 | Playoffs 5 1 4 5 0 1
Japan OGQ 3 1 1 2 4 4 |
Japan “A” WC D1A 5 1 1 2 4 -5 |
Japan (all) International 11 2 4 6 8 0 |
2016-17 Nippon Paper Cranes Asia League 31 7 14 21 18 7 | Playoffs 2 0 0 0 16 -4
Japan Asian WG 3 1 1 2 0 -2 |
Japan WC D1B 5 0 1 1 2 0 |
Japan OGQ 3 0 0 0 2 -1 |
Japan (all) International 11 1 2 3 4 -3 |
2017-18 Nippon Paper Cranes Asia League 28 4 5 9 18 -1 |
2018-19 Nippon Paper Cranes Asia League 34 4 3 7 20 4 | Playoffs 9 1 1 2 12 -1
2019-20 East Hokkaido Cranes Asia League 35 4 10 14 36 - |
Tournament Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
2002-03 Japan Nagano Cup - - - - - - |
2017-18 Nippon Paper Cranes Japan Cup 2 0 0 0 0 - |
2018-19 Nippon Paper Cranes Japan Cup 3 0 0 0 4 - |
2019-20 East Hokkaido Cranes Japan Cup 3 1 0 1 0 - |
2020-21 East Hokkaido Cranes AL Japan Cup - - - - - - |
2021-22 East Hokkaido Cranes AL Japan Cup 21 4 6 10 33 6 |
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Player Career Totals
League Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- | Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
AL Japan Cup 2 21 4 6 10 0.48 33 6 | 0
Asia League 15 514 178 223 401 0.78 476 195 | 10 58 17 20 37 0.64 96 5
Asian WG 2 7 1 4 5 0.71 6 1 | 0
ECHL 1 64 14 17 31 0.48 44 -7 | 0
International 3 25 3 6 9 0.36 14 -3 | 0
Japan 2 - - - - - - - | 0
Japan Cup 3 8 1 0 1 0.13 4 - | 0
JP-UNIV 1 - - - - - - - | 0
Nagano Cup 1 - - - - - - - | 0
OGQ 4 12 1 1 2 0.17 8 1 | 0
WC D1 6 30 12 8 20 0.67 20 6 | 0
WC D1A 3 15 2 5 7 0.47 12 -4 | 0
WC D1B 1 5 0 1 1 0.20 2 0 | 0
WJC-18 B 1 5 3 1 4 0.80 2 -3 | 0
WJC-20 C 1 4 1 2 3 0.75 2 3 | 0
WJC-20 D2 2 8 7 4 11 1.38 0 11 | 0
Skill Rating

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Shooting Accuracy
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Puckhandling
13
Acceleration
13
Teamwork
12

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Player Connections
Player Period Teams
Kengo Ito (D) 2002-2022 18 East Hokkaido Cranes, Japan, Japan
Daisuke Obara (F) 1999-2022 17 East Hokkaido Cranes, Japan, Japan, Japan, Japan, Japan (all), Japan U20
Hiroshi Sato (F) 1999-2018 16 East Hokkaido Cranes, Japan, Japan, Japan, Japan (all), Japan U18, Japan U20
Shinya Yanadori (D) 2005-2021 14 East Hokkaido Cranes, Japan, Japan, Japan, Japan (all)

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