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Warrenyoung

Warren Howard Young (born January 11, 1956 in Toronto, Ontario) is a retired Canadian Professional Hockey Left Winger who played 7 seasons in the National Hockey League for the Minnesota North Stars, Pittsburgh Penguins and Detroit Red Wings.

Playing careerEdit

Young was drafted in the 4th Round, 59th overall by the California Seals in the 1976 NHL Entry Draft.

He did not sign with the Seals but went to Michigan Tech from 1976-79. Young then turned pro with the Oklahoma City Stars of the Central League and signed as a free agent with the Minnesota North Stars in 1981. He only played in 5 games with the Stars and then signed with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1983.

In his first season with the Pens he only got into 15 games. In 1984-85 Young amazed the league by scoring 40 goals and 32 assists and made the NHL All-Rookie Team.

In 1985-86 he signed with the Detroit Red Wings. Despite a decent season of 22 goals and 24 assists, The Wings sold him back to the Penguins. After two seasons split between the Pens and the minors, Young retired in 1988.

Coaching careerEdit

Young coached the Louisville Icehawks of the ECHL from 1991-94. He then coached the Brantford Smoke of the Colonial Hockey League in 1994-95. He ended his coaching career with the Louisville Riverfrogs of the ECHL from 1996-98.


Awards & achievementsEdit

1984–85 NHL All-Rookie Team (NHL)

Career statisticsEdit

NHL Regular Season

  • Note: GP = Games played, G = Goals, A = Assists, PTS = Points, PIM = Penalties In Minutes
YEAR TEAM GP G A PTS PIM
1981–82 Minnesota North Stars 1 0 0 0 0
1982–83 Minnesota North Stars 4 1 1 2 0
1983–84 Pittsburgh Penguins 15 1 7 819
1984–85 Pittsburgh Penguins 80 40 32 72 174
1985–86 Detroit Red Wings 79 22 24 46 161
1986–87 Pittsburgh Penguins 50 8 13 21 103
1987–88 Pittsburgh Penguins 7 0 0 0 15
NHL Regular Season Totals 236 72 77 149 472

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