Allen York
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Allen York

Hometown:

Wetaskiwin Alberta

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1989-06-17

Position:

G

Eligible for draft:

2007

Catches:

Left

Drafted:

2007

Height:

6-4

Acquired:

6th round (158th overall), 2007

Weight:

170 lbs.

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History

2007-08: Allen York had another very strong season, where he took the Kodiaks to the RBC Cup final.  York won the Top Goaltender award at the RBC Cup.  He did not start all Camrose’s games this season, rotating starts with Mathieu Larochelle.  The pair combined to win the AJHL Top Team Goaltenders award, the second straight season York combined to win this award.  York started the majority of the games in the playoffs, and all the RBC Cup games.

2008-09: York appeared in 16 games in his freshman season at RPI. He finished his first season with a 5-10-0 record, 3.02 goals against average, and .901 save percentage.

2009-10: As a sophomore, York took over starting duties for the RPI Engineers. In 33 games, he finished with a 14-13-4 record, 2.54 goals against average, and .910 save percentage.

2010-11: York signed a two-year, entry-level contract with Columbus in March 2011 following his junior season at RPI and made his pro debut; appearing in four games with AHL Springfield. York was 3-1 with the Falcons, including one shutout and finished with a 2.04 GAA and .926 save percentage. York started 34 of 38 games for RPI, which finished in a three-way tie for fourth in the ECAC Hockey League. He was 18-10-3 with 2 shutouts and had a 2.17 GAA and .924 save percentage.

2011-12: York started the year playing for the Chicago Express of the ECHL and had a 3.28 goals against average to go with a 4-4-2 record. He was promoted to the AHL and played five games with Springfield and had a 3.94 goals against average earning him a 1-1-0 record. He made his NHL debut playing 2:33 facing no shots against the Detroit Redwings on October 25th. His first career start came four days later in a 5-2 loss (he only allowed four goals). He would fluctuate between the AHL and NHL called up in emergency situations until March 25th, when he headed back up Columbus. He showed a lot more promise this time around finishing the year with a 3-1 record and 1.75 goals against average through his final four starts.

 

Talent Analysis

A big goaltender who covers a lot of net and plays well positionally. He has begun to improve his lateral quickness, but there is still much work to be done. He continues to play well under pressure and played well against quality opponents in his limited time with Columbus this season.

   

Future

York’s final stretch with the Jackets has shown that he can play at an elite level. After being scared back to the minors in the beginning of the year, the sizeable net minder came back with a purpose and finished the year strong. He will fluctuate between the AHL and NHL next year, but should get more playing time on Columbus.

 

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