Chris Seto Makes KHL Debut

by Manny Brizuela

(Pictured is Chris Seto No. 9 | Image pulled from Kunlun Red Star website). 

When Chris Seto played in the Western States Hockey League, he was an undeniable force for the Southern Oregon Spartans. 

Seto originally came to the WSHL from the NAHL having played three games with the Coulee Region Chill. Prior to that, he dressed in 45 games for the Lloydminster Bobcats of the AJHL. 

He wore the Spartans sweater over the course of 101 games and collected an impressive 212 points. His first season, 2015-2016, he registered 51 goals and 54 assists in 51 games played through the regular season. The following year saw an increase in point production as he tallied 62 goals and 49 helpers in 50 regular season games. 

The Spartans made the playoffs in both of his WSHL seasons. Seto's scoring production didn't dwindle come post-season with six points in four games, his first year, and three points in two games the second year.  

There was never a doubt that the Surray, B.C. native would end up ascending the hockey ladder and the only question to ask was when that would happen.

Per the following article: Spartans' Chris Seto Signs with Kunlun Red Star Organization, he signed in 2017 but more recently made his KHL debut on Dec. 22 against HC Vityaz. Kunlun Red Star is the only team from China playing in the KHL. Seto earned his KHL debut after placing himself as a top sniper for Kunlun's  VHL affiliate, KRS-ORG Beijing. In 36 games, he has posted 18 goals and 11 assists with the affiliate club. 

The Red Star are currently fourth in the Chernyshev Division with 16W-28L-54PTS. Since his debut, the 5-10, 161-pound winger has played a total of five games in the KHL but has yet to earn his first point. However, in his debut, his TOI (Time On Ice) was 6:25, a pass accuracy of 92% and a +1 rating. 

(Graphic pulled from Kunlun Red Star Instagram: @krschina)