Currently plays Forward for the Japan Team
Born on August 18th, 1995 / 185 cm / 98 kg
After graduating from Shirakaba Gakuen Senior High School, Hirano joined the Tohoku Free Blades of the Asia League Ice Hockey. He then played with the Tingsryds AIF in Sweden, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League, and the Yokohama Grits since 2020 with a fixed-term contract.
In October 2021 Hirano joined the Cincinnati Cyclones of the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL), a third division equivalent professional ice hockey league, where he was named the Player of the Week in December 2021 for scoring the most goals. His outstanding performance earned him a call-up to the Abbotsford Canucks of the American Hockey League (AHL), a primary developmental league for the NHL, where he became the first Japan-born player to score a goal in the AHL. Hirano aspires to be the first Japanese forward player on the NHL.
Taking chlorella everyday has greatly improved my physical and mental fitness to play ice hockey. I now realize that staying healthy allows me to concentrate better, control my emotions, and make the most of each day. I truly believe that this dietary supplement is not just for athletes but for everyone.