C. J. Young
|C. J. Young|
January 1, 1968|
Waban, MA, USA
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight||180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)|
|Played for||Boston Bruins
|National team||United States|
|NHL Draft||Supplement, 1989
New Jersey Devils
C.J. Young was born January 1, 1968 in Waban, Massachusetts. Highly recruited out of Belmont Hill School in New England, Young was the first selection, 5th overall, of the New Jersey Devils in the 1989 Supplemental Draft. Young was a three-year varsity hockey player, four-year varsity soccer player, and three-year varsity lacrosse player at Belmont Hill before spending four years (1986-1990) at the University of Harvard as a member of the Crimson hockey team.
A member of the 1988 United States National Junior team that competed at the World Junior Championships in Moscow, Young was recipient of the George Percy Award, awarded to a member of the freshman class for enthusiasm, sportsmanship, team spirit, and loyalty. In his junior year, Young led the ECAC in goals (23), finished third in league scoring with (40) points, was an ECAC Second All-Star Team Selection, the recipient of the John Tudor Memorial Cup Award as the team's most valuable player, and was a key player in the Crimson's 1989 NCAA Championship.
In his senior year at Harvard, Young led the team in goals (19), assists (25), and points (44), earning him ECAC First All-Star Team. To this date, Young holds the ECAC record for fastest consecutive goals in one gam--three in 49 seconds-- and is a three-time (1987-88-1988-89-1989-90) First Team All-Ivy Selection.
Having never played for the team that originally drafted him, Young signed as a free agent with the Calgary Flames in the fall of 1990. He spent his first season of professional hockey with the Salt Lake Golden Eagles of the now defunct International Hockey League and was the recipient of the 1991 Ken McKenzie Trophy as outstanding American-born rookie.
Young spent the majority of the 1991-92 season with United States National team and was a member of the U.S. Olympic team which competed at the 1992 Olympic Winter Games in Albertville, France. During the 1992-93 season, C.J. Young played in 28 NHL games for the Calgary Flames before being traded to the Boston Bruins where he played another 15.
He is also a member of the Harvard Hall of Fame