Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- B.J. Young
B.J. Young was born July 23, 1977 in Anchorage, Alaska. The fifth choice, 157th overall selection of the Detroit Red Wings in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft, Young is a graduate of the AAHL who went on to play four seasons in the WHL with stops in Tri-City and Red Deer.

A WHL East First Team All-Star in 1997, Young made his professional debut in 1997-98 with the AHL's Adirondack Red Wings. An offensively gifted forward, Young spent two seasons in Adirondack and before joining the AHL's Cincinnati Mighty Ducks in 1999-00. Even though he spent the majority of the season in the AHL, Young went on to play his first NHL game with the Red Wings during the season.

After parts of two seasons in Cincinnati, Young joined the WCHL's Anchorage Aces in 2001-02 and has spent the past two seasons playing for his hometown.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1992-93 Anchorage North Stars AAHL 50 48 60 108 94
1993-94 Tri-City Americans WHL 54 19 24 43 66 2 1 1 2 2
1994-95 Tri-City Americans WHL 30 6 3 9 39
1994-95 Red Deer Rebels WHL 21 5 9 14 33
1995-96 Red Deer Rebels WHL 67 49 45 94 144 8 4 9 13 12
1996-97 Red Deer Rebels WHL 63 58 56 114 97 16 8 14 22 26
1997-98 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 65 15 22 37 191 -4 3 0 2 2 6
1998-99 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 58 13 17 30 150 -7 3 1 0 1 6
1999-00 Detroit Red Wings NHL 1 0 0 0 0 0
1999-00 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks AHL 71 25 26 51 147 -19
2000-01 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks AHL 42 14 22 36 111 +2
2000-01 Manitoba Moose IHL 33 8 7 15 47 0 13 4 2 6 14
2001-02 Anchorage Aces WCHL 26 10 10 20 159 -10 4 2 0 2 20
2002-03 Anchorage Aces WCHL 52 17 25 42 233 -33
NHL Totals 1 0 0 0 0


WHL East First All-Star Team (1997) Signed as a free agent by Anchorage (WCHL), January 9, 2002.
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