Dylan Yeo

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Dylan Yeo
Dylan Yeo 2010 11 12.jpg
Born (1986-07-16) July 16, 1986 (age 27)
Prince Albert, SK, CAN
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 210 lb (95 kg; 15 st 0 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
AHL team
Former teams
Toronto Marlies
Manitoba Moose
Hershey Bears
Oklahoma City Barons
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2007–present

Dylan Yeo (born July 16, 1986 in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman who currently plays for the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League (AHL).

Playing career[edit]

Yeo started his junior career with the Prince George Cougars of the Western Hockey League, where he played from 2003 to 2005, scoring a combined 20 points in goals and assists during regular season play.

From 2005 to 2007, Yeo skated with the Calgary Hitmen, also of the WHL. During the 2006-07 season, Yeo led the team's regular season plus-minus statistic with a +27.[1] While with the Hitmen, he scored 53 points in combined goals and assists during regular season play, and netted 14 points during the post-season.

Yeo turned pro in 2007, moving to the ECHL's Victoria Salmon Kings, where he played from 2007 to 2009. While with the Salmon Kings, he scored 71 points during regular season play, with 7 points in the post-season. Yeo was also called up to the Manitoba Moose, Victoria's AHL affiliate, for 23 games, where he racked up 7 points in the regular season.

In 2009, Yeo moved to the South Carolina Stingrays. Early in the season, he was called up to the Hershey Bears, the Stingrays' AHL affiliate, for 2 games, after which he returned to the Stingrays. Yeo played 49 games with the Stingrays in the 2009–10 season, tallying 30 points in 14 goals and 16 assists in the regular season. That combined with the goal and assist Yeo netted in 5 games of the 2010 Kelly Cup playoffs made him the Stingrays' top-scoring defenceman. Following the Stingrays' elimination in the first round of the playoffs, Yeo was recalled to the Bears, playing 2 games and earning 5 penalty minutes in the 2010 Calder Cup playoffs. Hershey would ultimately win the Calder Cup that year.

Yeo re-signed with the Stingrays for the 2010–11 season, but was called up to Hershey early in the season.

On August 29, 2011, Yeo returned to the ECHL and signed a one-year deal with the Ontario Reign for the 2011–12 season.[2] On November 23, 2011, Yeo was loaned to the Oklahoma City Barons and after consolidating a defensive role on January 25, 2012, Yeo was signed to an AHL contract with the Barons for the remainder of the year.[3]

In compiling his best statistical AHL season and helping the Barons to the Western Conference finals, Yeo gained AHL interest and was signed to a one-year AHL contract with the Toronto Marlies on July 30, 2012.[4]

Personal[edit]

During his time with the Hitmen, Yeo once sang the Canadian National Anthem before a game. In the 2009–10 season with the Stingrays, Yeo played with a pink hockey stick. The stick was raffled off with proceeds going to support the Susan G. Komen for the Cure breast cancer foundation.

Awards[edit]

Records[edit]

  • Victoria Salmon Kings' franchise record for goals by a defenceman during a playoff season (4)
  • Victoria Salmon Kings' franchise record for points by a defenceman during a playoff season (7)

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2003–04 Prince George Cougars WHL 53 2 13 15 41
2004–05 Prince George Cougars WHL 35 2 3 5 59
2004–05 Calgary Hitmen WHL 27 2 2 4 38 12 2 0 2 6
2005–06 Calgary Hitmen WHL 56 7 11 18 78
2006–07 Calgary Hitmen WHL 57 8 23 31 64 18 4 8 12 22
2007–08 Victoria Salmon Kings ECHL 55 10 18 28 76 11 4 3 7 18
2007–08 Manitoba Moose AHL 9 0 2 2 2
2008–09 Victoria Salmon Kings ECHL 52 10 33 43 30 9 0 0 0 8
2008–09 Manitoba Moose AHL 14 1 4 5 10
2009–10 Hershey Bears AHL 4 0 1 1 6 2 0 0 0 5
2009–10 South Carolina Stingrays ECHL 49 14 16 30 78 5 1 1 2 6
2010–11 South Carolina Stingrays ECHL 10 2 2 4 18 4 1 2 3 2
2010–11 Hershey Bears AHL 27 1 5 6 21
2011–12 Ontario Reign ECHL 8 1 8 9 8
2011–12 Oklahoma City Barons AHL 48 5 8 13 37 14 1 7 8 37
2012–13 Toronto Marlies AHL 46 2 16 18 75 8 0 4 4 8
2013–14 Toronto Marlies AHL 14 1 2 3 12 10 0 3 3 10
2013–14 Orlando Solar Bears ECHL 4 0 1 1 2
AHL totals 162 10 38 48 163 34 1 14 15 60

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2006-07 Calgary Hitmen skater standings". Western Hockey League. 2010-01-02. Retrieved 2010-01-02. 
  2. ^ "Reign sign former ECHL defenseman of the Year in Yeo". Ontario Reign. 2011-08-29. Retrieved 2011-08-29. 
  3. ^ "Barons Sign Dylan Yeo To Contract". OurSports Central. 2012-01-25. Retrieved 2012-03-01. 
  4. ^ "Marlies re-sign Zigomanis, Acton, add Yeo". Toronto Marlies. 2012-07-30. Retrieved 2012-07-30. 

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