April 20, 1988 |
Brooklyn Park, MN, USA
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Weight||180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)|
Lake Erie Monsters
Youds attended Minnesota State University, Mankato where he played NCAA college hockey with the Minnesota State Mavericks men's ice hockey team. Undrafted on September 1, 2011, Younds signed his first professional contract with the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League for the 2011–12 season.
After a successful first season with the Providence Bruins in the 2013–14 season, in which Youds established career highs of 20 points in 57 games, he was invited to the Boston Bruins 2014 training camp on September 18, 2014.
Youds was reassigned to Providence on September 26, a signed an AHL contract with the club for the 2014–15 season. Establishing a regular position on the Providence blueline, Youds had already eclipsed his career highs in goals and points before he was traded in consideration of an NHL transaction, to the Lake Erie Monsters on March 2, 2015. Youds closed out the season with the Monsters, immediately contributing with 3 goals and 11 points in 18 games.
As an un-signed free agent, on September 16, 2015, Youds was signed to a professional try-out contract to attend training camp in a return to the Boston Bruins organization. He was later signed to a one-year AHL contract with Providence.
Upon completing his fifth North American season, Youds opted to pursue a European career in signing a one-year deal with Swedish club, Leksands IF of the SHL on May 23, 2016.
|2007–08||Minnesota State Univeristy, Mankato||WCHA||37||1||11||12||53||—||—||—||—||—|
|2008–09||Minnesota State Univeristy, Mankato||WCHA||32||0||8||8||45||—||—||—||—||—|
|2009–10||Minnesota State Univeristy, Mankato||WCHA||39||3||23||26||38||—||—||—||—||—|
|2010–11||Minnesota State Univeristy, Mankato||WCHA||37||7||14||21||48||—||—||—||—||—|
|2014–15||Lake Erie Monsters||AHL||18||3||8||11||10||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards and honors
|WCHA All-Academic Team||2009, 2010, 2011|||
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- "Ben Youds to Leksands" (in Swedish). Leksands IF. 2016-05-23. Retrieved 2016-05-23.
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- "Walleye's defenseman Youds, forward Glendening headed to All-Star Game - Toledo Blade". toledoblade.com. Retrieved 2014-04-05.
- Ben Youds's career statistics at EliteProspects.com
- Ben Youds's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
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