Ben Youds

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Ben Youds
Born (1988-04-20) April 20, 1988 (age 28)
Brooklyn Park, MN, USA
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Defense
Shoots Right
SHL team
Former teams
Leksands IF
Rockford IceHogs
Providence Bruins
Lake Erie Monsters
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2011–present

Ben Youds (born April 20, 1988) is an American professional ice hockey defenseman. He is currently playing for Leksands IF of the Swedish Hockey League (SHL).

Playing career[edit]

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.[1]

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.[2]

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.[3] 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.[4]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2005–06 Shattuck-Saint Mary's MNHS 59 4 20 24 126
2006–07 Shattuck-Saint Mary's MNHS 61 10 32 42 131
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
2011–12 Rockford IceHogs AHL 57 4 13 17 60
2011–12 Toledo Walleye ECHL 1 1 0 1 0
2012–13 Rockford IceHogs AHL 23 1 8 9 22
2012–13 Toledo Walleye ECHL 43 7 27 34 47 4 0 1 1 6
2013–14 Providence Bruins AHL 57 2 18 20 30 1 0 0 0 2
2014–15 Providence Bruins AHL 47 5 16 21 25
2014–15 Lake Erie Monsters AHL 18 3 8 11 10
2015–16 Providence Bruins AHL 50 5 17 22 39 3 0 0 0 2
AHL totals 252 20 80 100 186 4 0 0 0 4

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
College
WCHA All-Academic Team 2009, 2010, 2011 [5]
ECHL
All-Star Game 2013 [6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "icehogs.com: IceHogs News". icehogs.com. Retrieved 2014-04-05. 
  2. ^ "B's announce training camp roster". Boston Bruins. 2014-09-18. Retrieved 2014-09-18. 
  3. ^ "B's announce training camp roster". Boston Bruins. 2015-09-16. Retrieved 2015-09-16. 
  4. ^ "Ben Youds to Leksands" (in Swedish). Leksands IF. 2016-05-23. Retrieved 2016-05-23. 
  5. ^ "Ben Youds Mankato Mavericks biography". Minnesota State University. 2014-02-03. Retrieved 2014-02-03. 
  6. ^ "Walleye's defenseman Youds, forward Glendening headed to All-Star Game - Toledo Blade". toledoblade.com. Retrieved 2014-04-05. 

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