Andrew Yogan spent last season in Peterborugh of the OHL as an overage player.
He had 41 goals and 37 assists after only playing in 10 games the previous season due to a shoulder injury.
In describing his own game, Yogan said “I am a big guy and I look to use my hands. When I have the puck in the zone I can use my body to keep people away. I love scoring goals, play physical and get into the dirty areas.”
He says that he spent most of his time in Peterborugh trying to understand the game better in the defensive zone.
Brock at OHL Prospects writes of Yogan “Pretty much every aspect of his game looked better this year. He was much more determined to drive the net, and much more effective at creating chances from it. His size and puck handling ability made him very difficult for OHL defenseman to stop this year. He was also a load in front of the net, where he spent a lot of time. His skating looked better this year and it made him a more effective offensive player off the rush. Most of all, his confidence was clearly at an all time high.”
He adds “To sum it all up, he became a bit of a beast this year and finally became the player many envisioned he would when he was a fresh faced rookie with Windsor,” but says that Yogan will need to keep the intensity of his game up as he becomes a pro with the Whale.
Andrew Yogan is slated to play in Hartford this season as he starts his professional career after five seasons in the OHL.
He has played six regular season games for the Whale and has three points in those games.
Yogan told Ranger Rants “I’m going to work my hardest and make the big team, if not the AHL. I’m working hard this summer. I have the size and the skills, it’s just a matter of how much I’m willing to put in and I’ll get rewarded.”
He was a standout prospect at last years development camp and has said that he loves scoring.
Yogan was signed to an entry-level deal in March.
The Rangers have announced that they have signed 2010 fourth round pick Andrew Yogan to an Entry Level contract.
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10:01AM: Yogan and Ceresnek have been signed to ATO’s according to the Whale.
Yogan, 4th round in 2010, and Ceresnek (6th round in 2011) were heading from Peterborough, Ontario to Hartford.
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The Ontario Hockey League announced today that 2010 fourth round pick Andrew Yogan was named the OHL player of the week.
He scored a hat trick in his final OHL game over the weekend.
Yogan, in his overage season, scored 41 goals and added 38 assists.
Yogan was a big hit at the Rangers prospect camp last summer.
Nick Perri wrote about Yogan earlier this season.
He is expected to join the Whale this week.
At Buzzing the Net, Nate lists the Rangers Christian Thomas as an honorable mention in his listing of yesterday’s “Three Stars” after Thomas had three points for the Oshawa Generals last night.
Nate says that Thomas made a terrific play to set up a teammate:
On a rush down right wing late in the second period, Thomas flipped the puck over the head of retreating defender Trevor Murphy, darted by him to retrieve it and made a saucer pass to Laughton for the goal. This, from someone who had more goals than assists in each of the previous two seasons.
JT Miller had two goals for Plymouth yesterday and Andrew Yogan had two goals for Peterborough.
Thomas has 21 goals and 25 assists this season in 37 games.
Miller has 19 goals and 30 assists in 42 games.
Yogan has 25 goals and 20 assists in 47 games.
At OHL Prospects, Brock looks at some prospects from the 2010 draft that have not yet signed contracts.
One of those players is the Rangers fourth round pick Andrew Yogan.
Yogan, playing in an overage year, has 22 goals and 19 assists in 40 games for Peterborough this season.
Brock says that his size and skill are as appealing as they ever were and he would be surprised if the Rangers didn’t offer him a contract.
Dylan McIlrath and Christian Thomas have already signed NHL contracts as has fifth round pick Jason Wilson.
Jesper Fasth signed an extension to play in Sweden but is expected to come to North America in the fall of 2013.
The Rangers have until June 1 to sign Yogan.
According to the Peterborough website, Yogan is nicknamed “Yogi” and plays on a line with “Boo Boo” (Lino Martschini)