Andrew Yogan
Image: NHL

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.

(Video) 2015 U18 World Championship: Aleksi Saarela, Forward, Finland

by Chapin Landvogt
on
Aleksi Saarela - Team Finland - 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship

Photo: Team Finland forward and 2015 prospect Aleksi Saarela played for Assat in Liiga in the 2014-15 season, scoring six goals and 12 assists in 51 games for that club (courtesy of Chapin Landvogt)

While the first semifinal game at the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship ended up being won going away by Team USA, the second game provided a thrilling, overtime victory for Team Finland, and an agonizing loss for host team Switzerland as the Finns pulled out a 5-4 OT win at Brassard Arena in Zug, Switzerland. Read more»

(Video) 2015 U18 World Championship: Jordan Greenway, Forward, USA

by Chapin Landvogt
on
Jordan Greenway - Team USA - 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship

Photo: Team USA forward Jordan Greenway competed for the U.S. NTDP’s U18 squad that competed in the USHL this season, where he scored five goals and 20 points in 22 games (courtesy of Chapin Landvogt)

Team USA will face Finland in the gold medal game at the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship after defeating Canada, 7-2, in their semifinal showdown at the Brassard Arena in Zug, Switzerland. Finland advanced after defeating host Switzerland, 5-4, in an overtime thriller. Read more»

(Video) 2015 U18 World Championship: Joe Masonius, Defenseman, and Mike Floodstrand, Forward, USA

by Chapin Landvogt
on
Mike Floodstrand - Team USA - 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship

Photo: U.S. NTDP forward and 2015 prospect Michael Floodstrand was invited along with NTDP defenseman Joe Masonius to take part in the 2015 USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game in January (courtesy of Chapin Landvogt)

North American rivals Canada and the USA squared off in a semifinal match at the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship in what was viewed by some as the gold medal matchup. If indeed this was the case, then Team USA should feel very good about their chances in Sunday’s true gold medal game after posting a convincing 7-2 win over Team Canada. Read more»

(Video) 2015 U18 World Championship: Thomas Chabot, Defenseman, and Jansen Harkins, Forward, Canada

by Chapin Landvogt
on
Thomas Chabot - Team Canada - 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship

Photo: Team Canada defenseman and 2015 prospect Thomas Chabot had a strong 2014-15 season for the Saint John Sea Dogs, scoring 12 goals and 41 points in 66 games for the Sea Dogs (courtesy of Chapin Landvogt)

Team Canada entered their semifinal game against Team USA at the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship with an opportunity to advance to the gold medal game for the second time in three years. That opportunity has passed them by, however, as the U.S. broke open what had been a tight contest with five third period goals to defeat Canada, 7-2. Read more»

Minnesota Wild prospects found success through struggles

by Peter Prohaska
on
Photo: Minnesota Wild defenseman Matt Dumba graduated as a prospect this season (courtesy of Brad Rempel/Icon Sportswire)

Photo: Minnesota Wild defenseman Matt Dumba graduated as a prospect this season and has played a big role in his team’s success thus far (courtesy of Brad Rempel/Icon Sportswire)

This has not been a great year of the prospect for the Minnesota Wild. The team arrived at a point in its process where it became ready to compete for the Stanley Cup. This has been somewhat to the detriment of its prospect pool, although any fan will take the tradeoff. Nonetheless, Hockey’s Future makes an annual tradition of handing out some imaginary hardware to players who stood out during the course of their seasons.

Read more»

Related Articles