Kevin Young (ice hockey)

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Kevin Young
Born (1982-07-16) July 16, 1982 (age 35)
White Rock, B.C., Canada
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 196 lb (89 kg; 14 st 0 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Right
ECHL team
Former teams
Reading Royals
Worcester Sharks
Colorado Eagles
Allen Americans
Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs
Wichita Thunder
Hull Stingrays
Nijmegen Devils
EV Landsberg
Lausitzer Füchse
ETC Crimmitschau
Eindhoven Kemphanen
Étoile Noire de Strasbourg
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2005–present

Kevin Young (born July 16, 1982) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player. He is currently playing with the Reading Royals in the ECHL.

Playing career[edit]

A native of White Rock, British Columbia, Young spent five seasons of major junior hockey in the Western Hockey League and the Ontario Hockey League. He then went to play CIS hockey with the University of New Brunswick, where in his rookie season he was recognized for his outstanding play when he was awarded the 2004 Clare Drake Award as the CIS Rookie of the Year.

As a professional, Young has played in both North America and Europe, with locations including the Netherlands, Great Britain, Germany, and France.

During the 2012–13 season Young played in the Central Hockey League (CHL) with the Wichita Thunder where he scored 24 goals and 35 assists for 59 points, and was named the CHL's Most Outstanding Defenceman.[1]

On August 29, 2013, the Colorado Eagles of the ECHL signed Young for the 2013–14 season. In 56 games with the Eagles, Young produced 6 goals and 35 points from the blueline before suffering a first round defeat in the playoffs.

On June 12, 2014, Young opted to sign a one-year contract with the Allen Americans of the ECHL.[2] In the 2014–15 season, Young contributed with 8 goals and 44 points from the blueline, ranking 8th in the league amongst defenseman and later helped the American capture their first Kelly Cup Championship.

In the following 2015–16 season, Young was traded after 3 games with the Americans to the Reading Royals in exchange for Jonathan Parker on October 19, 2015.[3]

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
Clare Drake Award - CIS Rookie of the Year 2003–04 [4]
Netherlands Best Defenceman 2010–11 [5]
All-CHL Team (First Team All-Star) 2012–13 [6]
CHL Most Outstanding Defenceman 2012–13 [7]


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