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Warren Howard Young (born January 11, 1956) is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey left winger who played seven seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Minnesota North Stars, Pittsburgh Penguins and Detroit Red Wings.

Warren Young
Born (1956-01-11) January 11, 1956 (age 63)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Left
Played for Minnesota North Stars
Pittsburgh Penguins
Detroit Red Wings
NHL Draft 59th overall, 1976
California Golden Seals
WHA Draft 74th overall, 1976
New England Whalers
Playing career 1979–1988

Playing careerEdit

Young was born in Toronto, Ontario. As a youth, he played in the 1968 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament with the Toronto Humberview minor ice hockey team.[1]

He was selected in the 4th Round, 59th overall by the California Seals in the 1976 NHL Amateur Draft and the 7th round, 74th overall by the New England Whalers in the 1976 WHA Amateur Draft.[2] He chose instead to play college hockey for Michigan Tech. Upon graduating, he spent three years playing in the minor leagues before being signed as a free agent by the North Stars in 1981, and made his NHL debut that year. He appeared in five games with the North Stars before he was signed as a free agent by the Penguins in 1983. In his first full season of 1984–85, he scored 40 goals and was named to the NHL All-Rookie Team that season. His emergence with the Penguins led many teams to increase their scouting of players at the college level.[3] He left the Penguins following that season to sign with the Red Wings but was dealt back to Pittsburgh after one season. He retired in 1988 after playing 236 games in the NHL, scoring 72 goals.[3]

In 1993-94, Young played four games with the Pittsburgh Phantoms of Roller Hockey International.[3]

Awards and achievementsEdit

Career statisticsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1974–75 Dixie Beehives OPJHL 44 32 25 57 50
1975–76 Michigan Tech University WCHA 42 16 15 31 48
1976–77 Michigan Tech University WCHA 37 19 26 45 86
1977–78 Michigan Tech University WCHA 32 14 16 30 54
1978–79 Michigan Tech University WCHA 30 14 10 24 49
1978–79 Oklahoma City Stars CHL 4 0 1 1 2
1979–80 Oklahoma City Stars CHL 13 4 8 12 9
1979–80 Baltimore Skippers EHL 65 53 53 106 75 10 5 8 13 23
1980–81 Oklahoma City Stars CHL 77 26 33 59 42 3 1 1 2 7
1981–82 Minnesota North Stars NHL 1 0 0 0 0
1981–82 Nashville South Stars CHL 60 31 28 59 154
1982–83 Minnesota North Stars NHL 4 1 1 2 0
1982–83 Birmingham South Stars CHL 75 26 58 84 144 13 3 3 6 57
1983–84 Baltimore Skipjacks AHL 59 25 38 63 142 10 2 6 8 18
1983–84 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 15 1 7 8 19
1984–85 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 80 40 32 72 174
1985–86 Detroit Red Wings NHL 79 22 24 46 161
1986–87 Baltimore Skipjacks AHL 22 8 7 15 95
1986–87 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 50 8 13 21 103
1987–88 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 7 0 0 0 15
1987–88 Muskegon Lumberjacks IHL 60 25 26 51 325 4 0 0 0 42
CHL totals 229 87 128 215 351 16 4 4 8 64
NHL totals 236 72 77 149 472

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Pee-Wee players who have reached NHL or WHA" (PDF). Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament. 2018. Retrieved 2019-01-08.
  2. ^ "Warren Young playing statistics". The Internet Hockey Database. Retrieved 2010-04-26.
  3. ^ a b c "Warren Young player profile". Hockey Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2010-04-26.