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Andrew Yogan
Born December 4 1991 (1991-12-04) (age 25),
Coconut Creek, FL, USA
Height
Weight
6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
203 lb (92 kg; 14 st 7 lb)
Position Center
Shoots Left
EBEL team
F. teams
HC Bolzano
Hartford Wolf Pack
San Antonio Rampage
Iowa Wild
Syracuse Crunch
St. John's IceCaps
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 HCB South Tyrol 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 careerEdit

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 statisticsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2007–08Windsor SpitfiresOHL505273250006
2008–09Windsor SpitfiresOHL1653824
2008–09Erie OttersOHL3517173432
2009–10Erie OttersOHL6325305597
2010–11Erie OttersOHL10314630224
2010–11Connecticut WhaleAHL22130
2011–12 Peterborough PetesOHL6641377896
2011–12Connecticut WhaleAHL400015
2012–13Connecticut WhaleAHL417121935
2012–13Greenville Road WarriorsECHL15931214
2013–14Hartford Wolf PackAHL40551050
2013–14Greenville Road WarriorsECHL16781522
2014–15San Antonio RampageAHL4381946
2014–15Cincinnati CyclonesECHL42572
2015–16Cincinnati CyclonesECHL3415284352723512
2015–16Iowa WildAHL161346
2015–16Syracuse CrunchAHL42024
2015–16St. John's IceCapsAHL151458
AHL totals 167 26 25 51 164

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Gorten, S. (June 26, 2010). Boca Raton's Andrew Yogan first Florida-raised player drafted into NHL. The Palm Beach Post. Retrieved on 2012-04-12.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Richards, G. (June 26, 2010). From the Sawgrass Expressway to Broadway?: Andrew Yogan Makes Florida Hockey History. The Miami Herald. Retrieved on 2012-04-12.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Doyle, P. (March 22, 2012). Whale Adds Some Florida Flavor. The Hartford Courant. Retrieved on 2012-04-12.
  4. Gorten, S. (June 21, 2010). Boca teen could make history in NHL Draft. Sun-Sentinel. Retrieved on 2012-04-12.
  5. Whale Sign Forwards Andrew Yogan and Shayne Wiebe to ATOs - OurSports Central
  6. 6.0 6.1 Boyce, M. (February 10, 2012). Yogan shines at Top Prospects hockey events. Sun-Sentinel. Retrieved on 2012-04-12.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Florida forward joins Spitfires. Canada.com (August 23, 2007). Retrieved on 2012-04-12.
  8. Spits patient with Yogan. Canada.com (November 26, 2007). Retrieved on 2012-04-12.
  9. Kimelman, A. (May 7, 2010). Yogan proud of Panthers fandom. Fox News. Retrieved on 2012-04-12.
  10. 10.0 10.1 Parker, J. (January 10, 2010). Former Spit Yogan makes strong impression. The Windsor Star. Retrieved on 2012-04-12.
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Davies, M.. Petes add overage centre Yogan from Erie. The Peterborough Examiner. Retrieved on 2012-04-12.
  12. Andrew Yogan named OHL Player of Week. Hockey's Future (March 20, 2012). Retrieved on 2012-04-12.
  13. OHL Leaders: 2011-12 Regular Season Goals. Ontario Hockey League. Retrieved on 2012-04-12.
  14. OHL Top Scorers: 2011-12 Regular Season. Ontario Hockey League. Retrieved on 2012-04-12.
  15. Davies, M. (March 31, 2012). Petes getting feet wet in the pros. The Peterborough Examiner. Retrieved on 2012-04-18.
  16. Whale Sign Andrew Yogan, Peter Ceresnak to ATOs - ctwhale.com: News Template:Webarchive
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 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 on 2012-04-12.
  18. 18.0 18.1 Sager, N. (June 16, 2010). Draft tracker bonus: Five questions with Andrew Yogan. Yahoo!. Retrieved on 2012-04-12.
  19. Carpinello, R. (October 6, 2014). N.Y. Rangers trade opens roster spot for teen star Duclair. USA Today. Retrieved on 2014-10-06.
  20. "Cyclones sign scoring threat". Cincinnati Cyclones (2015-09-10). Retrieved on 2015-09-10.
  21. "Bolzano fishing in North America, forward Andrew Yogan arrives" (in Italian). HCB South Tyrol (2016-07-25). Retrieved on 2016-07-25.
  22. "Cyclones make pair of roster moves prior to weekend". Cincinnati Cyclones (2017-02-02). Retrieved on 2017-02-02.

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