Scott Young (ice hockey, born 1967)
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Scott Allen Young (born October 1, 1967) is a retired American professional ice hockey right winger and a member of the United States Hockey Hall of Fame. In July 2017 he was named director of player development for the Pittsburgh Penguins.
October 1, 1967|
Clinton, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)|
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
St. Louis Blues
|National team||United States|
11th overall, 1986|
He is a two-time Stanley Cup champion, winning in 1991 with the Pittsburgh Penguins and 1996 with the Colorado Avalanche. He also played with the Hartford Whalers, Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, St. Louis Blues, and Dallas Stars.
Young gained attention as a star hockey player while still in high school. He played his prep school hockey at St. Mark's School in Southborough, Massachusetts, playing with teammates that included fellow future-NHL players Doug and Greg Brown. His play allowed him to play with the United States in the World Junior Ice Hockey Championship in 1985, the beginning of a long international career representing the United States. Following the championship Young went to play for the Boston University Terriers. He played there two years, winning rookie of the year honors in 1986. Young was also drafted by the Hartford Whalers in the first round, 11th overall in the 1986 NHL Entry Draft while still in college.
For the 1987–88 season, Young spent the majority of the season with the U.S. National team. In addition to playing on the national team Young played in the 1988 Winter Olympics and made his debut with the Whalers, playing in seven games. The following season he played full-time with the Whalers, scoring 59 points in 79 games. Young played one more full season with the Whalers and played half of the 1990–91 season with the Whalers before being traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins. Young helped the Penguins win the Stanley Cup in 1991.
For the 1991–92 season Young spent the majority of the year playing in Italy in addition to a brief stint with the U.S. National Team and representing the U.S. in the 1992 Winter Olympics. Prior to 1992–93 season Young returned to the NHL and was traded by the Penguins to the Quebec Nordiques. He played three seasons with the Nordiques and remained on the team when they moved to Colorado and became the Colorado Avalanche. He played two seasons with the Avalanche and won his second Stanley Cup with the Avalanche in 1996. Prior to the 1997–98 season, Young was traded to the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim and played one season with the Ducks. The next offseason Young signed with the St. Louis Blues.
In his first stint with the Blues he played four seasons, enjoying the best season of his career in 2000–01 season, scoring 73 points and 40 goals, both career highs and the only time Young attained 40 goals in a season. Young also represented the U.S. in the 2002 Winter Olympics. Prior to the 2002–03 season Young signed with the Dallas Stars and played two years with them. Following the cancelled 2004–05 season lockout, Young rejoined the Blues for the 2005–06 campaign. While the Blues finished last in the league that year, Young proved that he was still a strong hockey player, leading the team with 49 points. Following the season, Young retired from hockey. Young finished his career with 1181 career NHL games, 342 goals and 414 assists for 756 points.
In 2011, Young returned to St. Mark's School in Southborough, Massachusetts, as the coach of the boys' varsity team for which he once played. As a coach, Young has had three winning seasons, two Barber Tournament championships and two Boys' Holiday Showcase championships.
Scott returned to his college alma mater Boston University Terriers as director of hockey operations in 2014. In September 2015, he was promoted to assistant ice hockey coach on head coach David Quinn's staff.
Young was enshrined as a member of the United States Hockey Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2017. On July 28, 2017 he was appointed director of player development for the NHL's Pittsburgh Penguins.
Regular season and playoffsEdit
|1984–85||St. Mark's School||HS-Prep||23||28||41||69||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|1987–88||U.S. National Team||Intl||56||11||47||58||31||—||—||—||—||—|
|1991–92||U.S. National Team||Intl||10||2||4||6||21||—||—||—||—||—|
|1997–98||Mighty Ducks of Anaheim||NHL||73||13||20||33||22||—||—||—||—||—|
|1998–99||St. Louis Blues||NHL||75||24||28||52||27||13||4||7||11||10|
|1999–2000||St. Louis Blues||NHL||74||24||15||39||18||6||6||2||8||8|
|2000–01||St. Louis Blues||NHL||81||40||33||73||30||15||6||7||13||2|
|2001–02||St. Louis Blues||NHL||67||19||21||40||26||10||3||0||3||2|
|2005–06||St. Louis Blues||NHL||79||18||31||49||52||—||—||—||—||—|
|Representing United States|
|Men's ice hockey|
|2002 Salt Lake City|
|World Junior Championships|
Awards and honoursEdit
|HE Rookie of the Year||1986|
|Stanley Cup (Pittsburgh Penguins)||1991|
|Stanley Cup (Colorado Avalanche)||1996|||
|WJC All-Star Team||1987|
|Hockey Hall of Fame||2017|
- "Penguins Name Young, Skalde and Sullivan to Development Roles". nhl.com. Pittsburgh Penguins. July 28, 2017. Retrieved July 31, 2017.
- "Young signs two-year deal with Stars". ESPN. 2002-07-05. Retrieved 2010-07-28.
- "Scott Young is returning to the Blues". ESPN. 2005-09-13. Retrieved 2010-07-28.
- "After 104 minutes, Colorado wins the Stanley Cup". New York Times. 1996-06-11. Retrieved 2016-05-06.
- Biographical information and career statistics from Eliteprospects.com, or Eurohockey.com, or Hockey-Reference.com, or Legends of Hockey, or The Internet Hockey Database
|Awards and achievements|
| Hockey East Rookie of the Year
| Hartford Whalers first round draft pick