Andrew Yogan

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Andrew Yogan
Born (1991-12-04) December 4, 1991 (age 27)
Coconut Creek, Florida, U.S.
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 203 lb (92 kg; 14 st 7 lb)
Position Center
Shoots Left
EBEL team
Former teams
HC Innsbruck
Hartford Wolf Pack
San Antonio Rampage
Iowa Wild
Syracuse Crunch
St. John's IceCaps
HC Bolzano
NHL Draft 100th overall, 2010
New York Rangers
Playing career 2011–present

Andrew Yogan (born December 4, 1991) is an American professional ice hockey player currently playing with HC Innsbruck of the Austrian Hockey League (EBEL). He was selected by the New York Rangers in the 4th round (100th overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. He was the first hockey player raised in Florida to be drafted by the NHL.[1][2][3] Prior NHL players who were born in Florida, but raised elsewhere include Val James, Dallas Eakins, Dan Hinote, and Blake Geoffrion.[2][4]

Playing career[edit]

Yogan played major junior hockey in the Ontario Hockey League.[5] He was originally drafted by the Windsor Spitfires in 2007 in the 5th round of the OHL draft.[6][7] He had been ranked 19th in the draft but fell because teams were concerned he was not interested in joining the OHL.[7][8] He joined the Erie Otters in 2008.[6] In the 2008–09 season, prior to becoming draft eligible, he suffered a concussion which may have caused him to slip in the draft.[1][9][10] Prior to the concussion, some analysts considered him a potential first round draft pick.[10] In 2009-10, Yogan scored 25 goals and 30 assists for 55 points for Erie.[11] In 2010–11, he missed all but 10 games and the playoffs due to a shoulder injury.[11] He was traded to the Peterborough Petes in 2011.[11]

For the 2011–12 season, Yogan was named OHL player of the week for the week of March 12–18, 2012, during which he scored four goals and four assists for eight points with a +8 plus-minus rating in his last three OHL games.[3][12] For the season, Yogan finished 6th in the OHL with 41 goals and 15th in the OHL with 78 points.[13][14] Yogan also believes that he made significant improvements in his defensive skills during the season.[15]

On March 21, 2012, the Connecticut Whale signed Yogan to an American Hockey League amateur tryout agreement,[16] and on March 26, 2012, Yogan was signed by the New York Rangers to a three-year two-way contract.[17] He played two games for the Whale in 2011, scoring two goals and one assist.[17] Both goals came in his pro debut on April 9, 2011.[17]

At the time he was drafted, Yogan regarded his hands and his shot as his best assets as a hockey player, and his speed as the biggest issue he needed to develop.[18] His lack of speed may have been the result of starting playing hockey later than most legitimate prospects.[18]

On October 6, 2014 he was traded from the Rangers to the Florida Panthers organization along with Steven Kampfer in exchange for Joey Crabb.[19]

On September 10, 2015, Yogan returned to continue in the ECHL in signing a one-year contract with the Cincinnati Cyclones.[20]

After his fourth full professional year in North America, Yogan opted to pursue a European career, agreeing to a one-year contract with Italian club, HC Bolzano, who compete in the Austrian Hockey League on July 25, 2016.[21] After 10 games with Bolzano, Yogan left to rejoin the Cincinnati Cyclones on October 18, 2016. In the 2016–17 season, Yogan continued to prove his offensive prowess in the ECHL, collecting 15 goals and 32 points in 30 games. On February 2, 2017, he returned to the EBEL to continue with HC Bolzano to fulfil his contract obligations.[22]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2007–08 Windsor Spitfires OHL 50 5 2 7 32 5 0 0 0 6
2008–09 Windsor Spitfires OHL 16 5 3 8 24
2008–09 Erie Otters OHL 35 17 17 34 32
2009–10 Erie Otters OHL 63 25 30 55 97
2010–11 Erie Otters OHL 10 3 1 4 6 3 0 2 2 4
2010–11 Connecticut Whale AHL 2 2 1 3 0
2011–12 Peterborough Petes OHL 66 41 37 78 96
2011–12 Connecticut Whale AHL 4 0 0 0 15
2012–13 Connecticut Whale AHL 41 7 12 19 35
2012–13 Greenville Road Warriors ECHL 15 9 3 12 14
2013–14 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 40 5 5 10 50
2013–14 Greenville Road Warriors ECHL 16 7 8 15 22
2014–15 San Antonio Rampage AHL 43 8 1 9 46
2014–15 Cincinnati Cyclones ECHL 4 2 5 7 2
2015–16 Cincinnati Cyclones ECHL 34 15 28 43 52 7 2 3 5 12
2015–16 Iowa Wild AHL 16 1 3 4 6
2015–16 Syracuse Crunch AHL 4 2 0 2 4
2015–16 St. John's IceCaps AHL 15 1 4 5 8
2016–17 Cincinnati Cyclones ECHL 30 15 17 32 31
2016–17 HC Bolzano EBEL 14 2 7 9 8
AHL totals 167 26 25 51 164

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Gorten, S. (June 26, 2010). "Boca Raton's Andrew Yogan first Florida-raised player drafted into NHL". The Palm Beach Post. Retrieved April 12, 2012.
  2. ^ a b Richards, G. (June 26, 2010). "From the Sawgrass Expressway to Broadway?: Andrew Yogan Makes Florida Hockey History". The Miami Herald. Retrieved April 12, 2012.
  3. ^ a b Doyle, P. (March 22, 2012). "Whale Adds Some Florida Flavor". The Hartford Courant. Retrieved April 12, 2012.
  4. ^ Gorten, S. (June 21, 2010). "Boca teen could make history in NHL Draft". Sun-Sentinel. Retrieved April 12, 2012.
  5. ^ Whale Sign Forwards Andrew Yogan and Shayne Wiebe to ATOs - OurSports Central
  6. ^ a b Boyce, M. (February 10, 2012). "Yogan shines at Top Prospects hockey events". Sun-Sentinel. Retrieved April 12, 2012.
  7. ^ a b "Florida forward joins Spitfires". Canada.com. August 23, 2007. Retrieved April 12, 2012.
  8. ^ "Spits patient with Yogan". Canada.com. November 26, 2007. Retrieved April 12, 2012.
  9. ^ Kimelman, A. (May 7, 2010). "Yogan proud of Panthers fandom". Fox News. Retrieved April 12, 2012.
  10. ^ a b Parker, J. (January 10, 2010). "Former Spit Yogan makes strong impression". The Windsor Star. Retrieved April 12, 2012.
  11. ^ a b c Davies, M. "Petes add overage centre Yogan from Erie". The Peterborough Examiner. Retrieved April 12, 2012.
  12. ^ "Andrew Yogan named OHL Player of Week". Hockey's Future. March 20, 2012. Retrieved April 12, 2012.
  13. ^ "OHL Leaders: 2011-12 Regular Season Goals". Ontario Hockey League. Archived from the original on April 19, 2012. Retrieved April 12, 2012.
  14. ^ "OHL Top Scorers: 2011-12 Regular Season". Ontario Hockey League. Archived from the original on April 4, 2012. Retrieved April 12, 2012.
  15. ^ Davies, M. (March 31, 2012). "Petes getting feet wet in the pros". The Peterborough Examiner. Retrieved April 18, 2012.
  16. ^ Whale Sign Andrew Yogan, Peter Ceresnak to ATOs - ctwhale.com: News Archived October 22, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  17. ^ a b c Leonard, P. (March 26, 2012). "NY Rangers and 2010 fourth-round draft pick Andrew Yogan agree to terms on entry-level deal; Chris Kreider and BC advance". The Daily News. Retrieved April 12, 2012.
  18. ^ a b Sager, N. (June 16, 2010). "Draft tracker bonus: Five questions with Andrew Yogan". Yahoo!. Retrieved April 12, 2012.
  19. ^ Carpinello, R. (October 6, 2014). "N.Y. Rangers trade opens roster spot for teen star Duclair". USA Today. Retrieved October 6, 2014.
  20. ^ "Cyclones sign scoring threat". Cincinnati Cyclones. September 10, 2015. Retrieved September 10, 2015.
  21. ^ "Bolzano fishing in North America, forward Andrew Yogan arrives" (in Italian). HCB South Tyrol. July 25, 2016. Retrieved July 25, 2016.
  22. ^ "Cyclones make pair of roster moves prior to weekend". Cincinnati Cyclones. February 2, 2017. Retrieved February 2, 2017.

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