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Scott Young (b. 1967)
Position Right wing
Shot Right
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
190 lb (86 kg)
Teams Hartford Whalers
Pittsburgh Penguins
Quebec Nordiques
Colorado Avalanche
Anaheim Mighty Ducks
St. Louis Blues
Dallas Stars
Nationality Flag of the United States American
Born October 1 1967 (1967-10-01) (age 52),
Clinton, MA
NHL Draft 11th overall, 1986
Hartford Whalers
Pro Career 1988 – 2006

Scott Young (born October 1, 1967] in Clinton, Massachusetts) is a retired American professional ice hockey right winger.

Playing career

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 Southboro Ma, Playing with linemates such as Doug Brown, Greg Brown, Brian Busconi, and Greg Cappello. 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 2 years, winning rookie of the year honors in 1986. Young was also drafted by the Hartford Whalers in the 1st 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 7 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 1990–1991 season with the Whalers before being traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins. Young helped the Penguins win the Stanley Cup in 1991.

For the 1991–1992 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 1992–1993 season Young returned to the NHL and was traded by the Penguins to the Quebec Nordiques. He played 3 seasons with the Nordiques and remained on the team when they moved to Colorado and became the Colorado Avalanche. He played 2 seasons with the Avalanche and won his second Stanley Cup with the Avalanche in 1996. Prior to the 1997–1998 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 4 seasons, enjoying the best season of his NHL career during the 2000–2001 season, scoring 73 points and scoring 40 goals, both career highs and the only time Young eclipsed 40 goals in a season. Young also represented the U.S. once again in the 2002 Winter Olympics. Prior to the 2002–2003 season Young signed with the Dallas Stars and played 2 years with them. Following the cancelled 2004–2005 season Young rejoined the Blues for the 2005–2006 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.

Awards and achievements

  • 1986: Hockey East Rookie of the Year
  • 1987: World Junior Championship All-Star Team
  • 1991: Stanley Cup with the Pittsburgh Penguins
  • 1996: Stanley Cup with the Colorado Avalanche

Career statistics

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1985–86Boston UniversityNCAA3816132931
1986–87Boston UniversityNCAA3315213624
1987–88Hartford WhalersNHL7000241010
1988–89Hartford WhalersNHL761940592742024
1989–90Hartford WhalersNHL802440644772022
1990–91Hartford WhalersNHL3469158
1990–91Pittsburgh PenguinsNHL4311162733171672
1992–93Quebec NordiquesNHL823030602064150
1993–94Quebec NordiquesNHL7626255114
1994–95Quebec NordiquesNHL481821391463362
1994–95Frankfurt LionsDEL11010
1994–95Landshut EVDEL46176
1995–96Colorado AvalancheNHL8121396050223121510
1996–97Colorado AvalancheNHL72181937141742614
1997–98Mighty Ducks of AnaheimNHL7313203322
1998–99St. Louis BluesNHL752428522713471110
1999–00St. Louis BluesNHL742415391866288
2000–01St. Louis BluesNHL81403373301567132
2001–02St. Louis BluesNHL6719214026103032
2002–03Dallas StarsNHL7923194230104376
2003–04Dallas StarsNHL5388161441012
2004–05Memphis RiverkingsCHL32130
2005–06St. Louis BluesNHL7918314952
NHL totals 1181 342 414 756 448 141 44 43 87 64

International play

Olympic medal record
Men's ice hockey
Silver 2002 Salt Lake City Ice Hockey
Year Team Event   GP G A Pts PIM
1985 USA WJC 7 1 2 3 4
1986 USA WJC 7 1 3 4 8
1987 USA WJC 7 7 2 9 2
1987–88 USA Nat. Team 56 11 47 58 31
1988 USA OLY 6 2 6 8 4
1991–92 USA Nat. Team 10 2 4 6 21
1992 USA OLY 8 2 1 3 2
1994 USA WC 8 3 1 4 4
1996 USA W-Cup 7 2 2 4 4
2002 USA OLY 6 4 0 4 2
WJC totals 21 9 7 16 14
Nat. team totals 66 13 51 64 52
Olympic totals 20 8 7 15 8
International totals 122 35 68 103 82

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