Brandon Yip

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Brandon Yip
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Born (1985-04-25) April 25, 1985 (age 29)
Vancouver, BC, CAN
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shoots Right
AHL team
Former teams
Norfolk Admirals
Colorado Avalanche
Nashville Predators
Phoenix Coyotes
NHL Draft 239th overall, 2004
Colorado Avalanche
Playing career 2009–present

Brandon Michael Harry Yip (born April 25, 1985) is a Canadian professional ice hockey right wing for the Norfolk Admirals of the American Hockey League (AHL). He most recently played for the Phoenix Coyotes of the National Hockey League. He is of 3/4 Chinese and 1/4 Irish descent.[1]

Playing career[edit]

Yip was drafted by the Avalanche in the 8th round, 239th overall in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. He played amateur junior hockey with the Coquitlam Express of the BCHL before enrolling to play collegiate hockey with Boston University of the Hockey East. In his freshman year in 2005–06, Yip scored 31 points in 39 games and was named Hockey East rookie of the year.[2] In his junior year with the Terriers in 2007–08, Yip served an indefinite suspension for breaking team rules before returning to finish with 23 points in 37 games.[3] After winning the NCAA Men's Ice Hockey Championship with the Terriers in his senior year in 2008–09, Yip graduated from Boston University with high honors with a B.S. in criminal justice.[4]

On July 22, 2009, Yip signed a one-year entry level contract with the Avalanche.[5] Prior to his first pro season in 2009–10, Yip suffered a broken hand in a pre-season game that sidelined him for the first two months of the year.[6] He made his professional debut with the Avalanche's American Hockey League affiliate, the Lake Erie Monsters, for a six-game stint. He was recalled by Colorado on December 19, 2009, to make his NHL debut in a 5-2 home win against the Columbus Blue Jackets.[7] Yip scored his first goal three days later against Jonas Hiller of the Anaheim Ducks.[8] In his first 22 games he scored 11 goals before suffering a separated shoulder against the Detroit Red Wings on March 1, 2010.[9] Yip ended his 2009-10 campaign leading all rookies in goals per game average. After finishing second on the Avalanche in playoff scoring with four points against the San Jose Sharks in the conference quarterfinals, Yip was re-signed to a two-year contract on July 7, 2010.[10] On November 6, 2010 he registered a Gordie Howe hat trick during a 5-0 victory over the Dallas Stars.

During the 2011–12 season, after 10 scoreless games with the Avalanche he was placed on waivers by and claimed by the Nashville Predators on January 19, 2012.[11] On January 24, he had his debut for the Predators in a 3-1 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks.[12] Yip established a role on the Predators lower checking lines, scoring 3 goals, including two in two games against his former club Colorado, and 7 points in 25 games.

He was re-signed by the Predators to a one-year contract on June 21, 2012.[13] In the lockout shortened 2012–13 season, Yip transitioned quickly to contribute 5 points in his first 10 games of the campaign before finishing with 8 points in 34 games. He missed the final 8 games of the year due to injury.[citation needed]

On July 19, 2013, Yip was signed as a free agent by the Phoenix Coyotes to a one-year, two-way contract.[14] After attending the Coyotes training camp, Yip failed to make the opening night roster and was assigned to the AHL for the first time since 2009 with affiliate, the Portland Pirates. In the early stages of the 2013–14 season, Yip was recalled to Phoenix to appear in 2 games before he was reassigned to the Pirates for the remainder of the campaign.

Unsigned into the off-season, Yip accepted an invite to attend the Anaheim Ducks 2014 training camp on a professional try-out contract on September 18, 2014.[15]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2003–04 Coquitlam Express BCHL 56 31 38 69 87 4 1 2 3 14
2004–05 Coquitlam Express BCHL 43 20 42 62 92 7 6 1 7 12
2005–06 Boston University HE 39 9 22 31 59
2006–07 Boston University HE 18 5 6 11 29
2007–08 Boston University HE 37 11 12 23 28
2008–09 Boston University HE 45 20 23 43 118
2009–10 Lake Erie Monsters AHL 6 2 0 2 4
2009–10 Colorado Avalanche NHL 32 11 8 19 22 6 2 2 4 6
2010–11 Colorado Avalanche NHL 71 12 10 22 54
2011–12 Colorado Avalanche NHL 10 0 0 0 8
2011–12 Nashville Predators NHL 25 3 4 7 20 10 1 1 2 6
2012–13 Nashville Predators NHL 34 3 5 8 26
2013–14 Portland Pirates AHL 66 14 20 34 87
2013–14 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 2 0 0 0 0
NHL totals 174 29 27 56 130 16 3 3 6 12

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
College
All-Hockey East Rookie Team 2005–06
HE Rookie of the Year 2006 [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Frei, Terry (2009-09-12). "Rookie Yip looking to make impression, big club". Denver Post. Retrieved 2009-11-02. 
  2. ^ a b "BC, BU dominate Hockey East awards". USCHO.com. 2006-03-16. Retrieved 2010-04-30. 
  3. ^ "BU suspends four indefinitely". USCHO.com. 2007-12-06. Retrieved 2010-07-24. 
  4. ^ "Yip signs with NHL's Avalanche". bclocalnews.com. 2009-07-22. Retrieved 2010-04-30. 
  5. ^ "Avalanche signs Brandon Yip". Colorado Avalanche. 2009-07-22. Retrieved 2010-04-30. 
  6. ^ Joe Nguyen (2010-03-11). "FacetoFace with Colorado Avalanche rookie Brandon Yip". asiaxpress.com. Retrieved 2010-04-04. 
  7. ^ Dater, Adrian (2009-12-19). "Yip receives his dream call". Denver Post. Retrieved 2009-12-20. 
  8. ^ "Getzlaf lifts Ducks to late win over Avalanche". Yahoo.com. 2009-12-22. Retrieved 2009-12-30. 
  9. ^ Terry Frei (2010-04-11). "Avalanche looks for Yip to regain his scoring touch". Denver Post. Retrieved 2010-07-07. 
  10. ^ "Avalanche give Yip two-year , $1.45 million deal". Denver Post. 2010-07-07. Retrieved 2010-07-07. 
  11. ^ "Predators claim Yip off waivers". The Sports Network. 2012-01-19. Retrieved 2012-01-19. 
  12. ^ "Predators 3, Blackhawks 1". Nashville Predators. 2012-01-24. Retrieved 2012-01-24. 
  13. ^ "Preds sign Brandon Yip to one-year contract". Nashville Predators. 2012-06-21. Retrieved 2012-06-21. 
  14. ^ "Coyotes ink Yip to one-year, two-way deal". The Sports Network. 2013-07-19. Retrieved 2013-07-19. 
  15. ^ "Anaheim Ducks 2014-15 training camp roster". Anaheim Ducks. 2014-09-18. Retrieved 2014-09-18. 

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Peter Vetri
Hockey East Rookie of the Year
2005–06
Succeeded by
Teddy Purcell