Terry Yake

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Terry Yake
Terry Yake August 2011.jpg
Terry Yake and Bruce Affleck.
Born (1968-10-22) October 22, 1968 (age 50)
New Westminster, British Columbia,
Canada
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Right
Played for Hartford Whalers
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
Toronto Maple Leafs
St. Louis Blues
Washington Capitals
Essen Mosquitoes
Nürnberg Ice Tigers
Krefeld Pinguine
NHL Draft 81st overall, 1987
Hartford Whalers
Playing career 1988–2009

Terry Donald Yake (born October 22, 1968) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey centre and right wing who played for the Hartford Whalers, Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, Toronto Maple Leafs, St. Louis Blues, and Washington Capitals.

Playing career[edit]

After three years with the Brandon Wheat Kings in the Western Hockey League, Yake was drafted by the Hartford Whalers in the 4th round, 81st overall in the 1987 NHL Entry Draft. Yake then returned to the Wheat Kings for one more season, scoring 140 points in 72 games.

The 1988–89 season saw Yake make his professional debut, appearing in 75 games with the Binghamton Whalers of the American Hockey League while also making his NHL debut with the Hartford Whalers, appearing in two games. The next three seasons saw Yake do much of the same; he played the majority of his time in the minors while playing sparingly with Whalers, most notably with the Springfield Indians, for whom Yake scored 77 points in 60 games in 1991 to help lead the Indians to their seventh and final Calder Cup championship.

The 1992–93 season was a breakout year for Yake. He appeared in 66 games with the Whalers and scored an NHL career high 53 points. The 1993–1994 season saw Yake enjoy another solid season. He was claimed by the newly formed Mighty Ducks of Anaheim and was the team's leading scorer for their inaugural season, scoring 52 points. He scored Anaheim's first hat trick in the team's first road game against the New York Rangers.[1]

Despite leading the team in points, the Mighty Ducks traded Yake to the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1994. His tenure with the Maple Leafs was short lived, however. He appeared in only 19 games the whole year and would not see action in the NHL again until 1997. Yake signed with the Buffalo Sabres in 1996 and played the whole year with the Rochester Americans, scoring 101 points in 78 games.

This play allowed for Yake to sign with the St. Louis Blues in 1997. With the Blues he was able to regain a regular spot in the NHL again. He played 2 full years with the Blues, scoring 25 and 27 points respectively. The 1999–2000 season saw Yake play 26 games with the Blues before being traded to the Washington Capitals, where he appeared in another 35 games. For the 2000–2001 season Yake played in 12 games with the Capitals, playing the majority of the year with the Portland Pirates.[2]

Starting in the 2001–02 season, Yake played three years in the DEL in Germany. Yake then moved to Switzerland's Nationalliga B, where he remained active through the 2009 season. He was named the player-coach of Lausanne HC of the NLB in 2008, but was fired in the fall of 2009.

Since 2011, Yake has played for the South East Prairie Thunder, a senior 'AAA' team based in Manitoba, and was a member of their 2012 Allan Cup championship team.

Personal[edit]

He currently lives in St. Louis with his wife and two daughters and runs a meat distribution business.[3]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1984–85 Brandon Wheat Kings WHL 11 1 1 2 0
1985–86 Brandon Wheat Kings WHL 72 26 26 52 49
1986–87 Brandon Wheat Kings WHL 71 44 58 102 64
1987–88 Brandon Wheat Kings WHL 72 55 85 140 59 3 4 2 6 7
1988–89 Binghamton Whalers AHL 75 39 56 95 57
1988–89 Hartford Whalers NHL 2 0 0 0 0
1989–90 Binghamton Whalers AHL 77 13 42 55 37
1989–90 Hartford Whalers NHL 2 0 1 1 0
1990–91 Springfield Indians AHL 60 35 42 77 56 15 9 9 18 10
1990–91 Hartford Whalers NHL 19 1 4 5 10 6 1 1 2 16
1991–92 Springfield Indians AHL 53 21 34 55 63 8 3 4 7 2
1991–92 Hartford Whalers NHL 15 1 1 2 4
1992–93 Springfield Indians AHL 16 8 14 22 27
1992–93 Hartford Whalers NHL 66 22 31 53 46
1993–94 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 82 21 31 52 44
1994–95 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 19 3 2 5 2
1994–95 Denver Grizzlies IHL 2 0 3 3 2 17 4 11 15 16
1995–96 Milwaukee Admirals IHL 70 32 56 88 70 5 3 6 9 4
1996–97 Rochester Americans AHL 78 34 67 101 77 10 8 8 16 2
1997–98 St. Louis Blues NHL 65 10 15 25 38 10 2 1 3 6
1998–99 St. Louis Blues NHL 60 9 18 27 34 13 1 2 3 14
1998–99 Worcester IceCats AHL 24 8 11 19 26
1999–00 St. Louis Blues NHL 26 4 9 13 22
1999–00 Washington Capitals NHL 35 6 5 11 12 3 0 0 0 0
2000–01 Washington Capitals NHL 12 0 3 3 8
2000–01 Portland Pirates AHL 55 11 38 49 47 3 0 1 1 12
2001–02 Essen Mosquitoes DEL 51 19 30 49 78
2002–03 Nürnberg Ice Tigers DEL 50 14 32 46 111 5 0 3 3 4
2003–04 Krefeld Pinguine DEL 52 7 22 29 70
2005–06 HC Martigny NLB 11 8 10 18 8
2005–06 EHC Visp NLB 9 4 13 17 4 7 6 4 10 10
2006–07 EHC Visp NLB 45 26 53 79 40 16 9 13 22 28
2007–08 EHC Visp NLB 23 12 20 32 30
2008–09 Lausanne HC NLB 20 7 19 26 24 3 0 0 0 2
NHL totals 403 77 120 197 220 32 4 4 8 36

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
AHL
Calder Cup (Springfield Indians) 1991
IHL
Turner Cup (Denver Grizzlies) 1995
DEL
All-Star Game 2002, 2003

References[edit]

  1. ^ Norwood, Robyn (October 20, 1993). "Yake Gives Ducks One for the Road". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved June 29, 2018.
  2. ^ "Interview with St. Louis Blues alumni Terry Yake". bleedinblue.com. 2013-06-11. Retrieved 2013-06-11.
  3. ^ "Ducks Will Welcome Back Players from Original Team at Sunday's Throwback Night". NHL.com. October 9, 2013. Retrieved June 29, 2018.

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