All's well from here in Minnesota, and I'll bet homies Ryan McDonagh and Derek Stepan will join family and friends tonight and have plenty of guest for the Wild game at Xcel tomorrow. Here's the Yogan release I received at 20,000 feet a while ago:
New York, March 26, 2012 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has agreed to terms with forward Andrew Yogan.
Yogan, 20, became the first player born and raised in the state of Florida to be drafted by an NHL team when the Rangers selected him in the fourth round, 100th overall, in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. This season, Yogan established career-highs with 41 goals, 37 assists and 78 points, along with 96 penalty minutes in 66 games with the Peterborough Petes of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). He led Peterborough and tied for 15th in the OHL in points, and ranked first on the Petes and tied for sixth in the league in goals. He also led the team in power play goals (nine), and tied for second in assists and penalty minutes (96). Yogan was one of only two Petes, and the only one who skated in more than 13 games, to post a positive plus/minus rating with a team-high, plus-eight rating. He registered 21 multi-point performances, including a season-high, five points, and a career-high, four goals, on March 18 at Oshawa. Yogan finished the season with a career-high, eight-game point streak from February 26 vs. Belleville to March 18 at Oshawa, recording 12 goals and eight assists for 20 points over the span.
The Coral Springs, Florida native has skated in 240 career OHL games over five seasons with the Windsor Spitfires, Erie Otters and Peterborough Petes, registering 96 goals and 90 assists for 186 points, along with 287 penalty minutes. He recorded single game, career-highs with four assists, six points and a plus-six rating with Erie on January 30, 2009, vs. Oshawa. Yogan tallied two goals while making his OHL debut on September 21, 2007, vs. Erie as a member of the Windsor Spitfires. In addition, Yogan has registered two assists and 10 penalty minutes in eight career OHL playoff contests with Windsor and Erie.
Last season, Yogan made his professional debut with the Connecticut Whale of the American Hockey League (AHL), registering two goals and one assist in two games. He notched two goals while making his AHL debut on April 9, 2011, vs. Bridgeport.
More coming up, including quotes from Torts (courtesy of pinch-hitter John Jeansonne) and another flight playlist (all covers)