Andrew Yogan
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Andrew Yogan

Hometown:

Boca Raton Florida

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1991-12-04

Position:

C

Eligible for draft:

2010

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2010

Height:

6-3

Acquired:

Trade with New York Rangers, 2014

Weight:

200 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • F

History

2006-07: Andrew Yogan was drafted by the Windsor Spitfires in the fifth round of the 2007 OHL Priority Selection.

2007-08: In his OHL rookie season, Yogan scored five goals and added two assists for seven points in 50 games for the Windsor Spitfires.  He played in five playoff games for the Spitfires, but recorded no points and six penalty minutes in five games.

2008-09: Yogan began the season with the Spitfires, appearing 16 games for that club.  Yogan netted five goals and added three assists for eight points in those games.  He was traded from the Spitfires to the Erie Otters in a deal that brought Brandon Maxwell to the Spitfires.  Yogan played in 35 games for the Otters, netting 17 goals and picking up 17 assists to go along with a +11 rating and 32 penalty minutes.

2009-10: In 63 games for the Erie Otters, Yogan scored 25 goals and added 30 assists for 55 points while picking up 97 penalty minutes.  Yogan played for Team Cherry at the 2010 CHL Top Prospects Game, where he made it onto the score sheet from a fight with Team Orr’s Matt MacKenzie.

2010-11: Yogan saw his first pro action, posting three points in two games with the Rangers’ AHL affiliate Connecticut, after missing most of the season due to shoulder surgery over the summer. Yogan scored twice in his AHL debut in April, a 4-3 loss to Bridgeport and had an assist in a season-ending 6-3 loss to Norfolk but did not play in the AHL playoffs. Yogan did not re-join his OHL team Erie until February after an extensive rehab period. In ten regular season games with the Otters he scored 3 goals with 1 assist and was +1 with 6 PMs. He skated in 3 of 7 playoff games for the Otters and had 2 assists and finished -1.

2011-12: Yogan signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Rangers in March 2012 and joined the AHL’s Connecticut Whale at the end of the year for the second straight season following an overage season with Peterborough. He was scoreless and minus-one with 15 penalty minutes in four AHL games and did not play in any playoff games. Yogan provided both scoring and physical play for an inexperienced Peterborough team. He was the Petes’ leading scorer with 41 goals and 37 assists in 66 games and tied for second on the team with 96 penalty minutes. His plus-eight plus/minus was the top mark on a team that finished under .500 and missed the OHL playoffs. 

2012-13: Yogan split his first pro season between Rangers AHL affiliate Connecticut and the ECHL’s Greenville Road Warriors. He opened the season with Connecticut, scoring 1 goal and seeing limited ice time in 11 games before being loaned to Greenville. He returned to the Whale in January: scoring 6 goals with 12 assists in the final 32 games. He finished the year with 7 goals and 12 assists in 43 AHL games and was +8 with 35 penalty minutes. Connecticut missed the AHL playoffs by two points despite finishing second in the Northeast Division. Sent to Greenville at the end of November, he scored 9 goals with 3 assists in 15 games with the Road Warriors and was +5 with 14 penalty minutes before returning to Connecticut.

2013-14: Yogan skated in 40 regular season games for New York Rangers AHL affiliate Hartford in his second pro season and was a key player for the ECHL’s Greenville Road Warriors during their Kelly Cup playoff run. He scored 5 goals with 5 assists and was -3 with 50 penalty minutes in AHL play. Yogan scored 7 goals with 8 assists and was +1 with 22 penalty minutes in 16 regular season games for Greenville. The Road Warriors finished third in the South Division and reached the Eastern Conference finals against Cincinnati. Yogan scored 7 goals with 11 assists and was +5 with 22 penalty minutes in 17 playoff games. 

Talent Analysis

Yogan has a big frame and skates well. He can take face-offs, goes to the net well, and has decent vision. Yogan also can drop the gloves, although that is not expected to be his strong point.

Future

Yogan attended training camp with the Rangers before being acquired by Florida in October 2014 as part of the trade that brought defenseman Steven Kampfer to the Panthers. Now in his third pro season and the final year of his original entry-level contract, Yogan began the 2014-15 season with the ECHL's Cincinnati Cyclones before being recalled to Florida AHL affiliate San Antonio in November. Signed by the Rangers in 2012 following a big overage season in Peterborough, Yogan is a dominant offensive player at the ECHL level but has yet to translate that production to the AHL level and does not appear close to cracking an NHL lineup. Long-term he projects as a lower line forward at that level though it is equally likely he spends his entire pro career in minor league hockey or head to Europe.

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