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Bryan Young (born August 6, 1986) is a Canadian-born South Korean ice hockey defenceman currently playing for Daemyung Killer Whales of the Asia League Ice Hockey. He was selected in the 5th round, 146th overall, in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft by the Edmonton Oilers.

Bryan Young
Bryan Young Edmonton Oilers.jpg
Young with the Edmonton Oilers in 2007
Born (1986-08-06) August 6, 1986 (age 32)
Ennismore, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 191 lb (87 kg; 13 st 9 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
ALH team
Former teams
Daemyung Killer Whales
Edmonton Oilers
High1
National team  South Korea
NHL Draft 146th overall, 2004
Edmonton Oilers
Playing career 2007–present

Playing careerEdit

Born in Ennismore, Ontario, Young played in 186 games over four years with the Peterborough Petes of the Ontario Hockey League. He was not known for his offensive game, as he collected only 30 points over that span. Instead, he was regarded as a solid, stay-at-home defenceman.

Young opened the 2006–07 season playing for the Milwaukee Admirals of the American Hockey League, but due to the Oilers not having their own farm team, was soon sent down to the Stockton Thunder of the ECHL. When a space opened up with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, he was moved there.

Due to a rash of injuries, Young was called up to the Edmonton Oilers in March 2007.

To start the 2007–08 season, Young played for the Oilers new AHL affiliate, the Springfield Falcons.

A free agent at the conclusion of his entry-level contract in June, 2010, Young signed one-year-deal with High1 of Asia League Ice Hockey.

On January 21, 2014, Young became a naturalized citizen of South Korea.[1]

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