Bangkok is known for its food and shopping and not usually its ice, but Chicago Blackhawks player Johnny Oduya came to play. The NHL hockey player hit the rinks for the 2012 Land of Smiles Ice Hockey Tournament last week.
Nearly 40 teams from around the world came to the city to be part of the annual tournament that celebrates the sport that has a growing following in the country.
It was not initially part of Oduya's plan to train in Bangkok. The NHL is currently experiencing a lockout that is postponing the season. Oduya, who is from Sweden, had been keeping up his skills during the break at rinks at home and in Chicago.
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