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4 Things to Know: Jonathon Blum, Hockey

Making his Olympic debut, Jonathon Blum of Ladera Ranch had already made history as being the first California-born man to be elected in the first round of the National Hockey League draft in 2007.

Four Things to Know

1. Learned he was to be an Olympian late after he finally decided to check his email.

2. Came in fourth during the 2009 IIHF World Junior Championship.

3. Volunteers with animal rescue organizations and fosters dogs.

4. Coaches children in hockey teams to inspire them to go after their goals.

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